Impact and Programs
In 2020, Semcac assisted 21,786 unduplicated individuals in addition to those whom were provided 41,423 rides via public transit. Volunteers gave over 45,000 hours of service to Semcac in 2020. Semcac has partnerships with 925 organizations.
In fiscal year 2021, Semcac aims to
serve over 300 children via Head Start and Early Head Start programs;
provide over 47,000 rides via public transit;
provide rides to new senior clients via the Volunteer Driver Program;
provide over 800 patients with family planning and reproductive/sexual health services via Semcac Clinic;
provide over 310,000 meals to seniors via Senior Nutrition (Meals on Wheels and Senior Dining)
assist over 3,000 households via four food shelves;
prevent homelessness for 60+ households;
provide information/resources and referrals to outside agencies to over 12,000 individuals;
assist 4,500 households with Energy Assistance Program services;
provide 115+ households with Weatherization services; and
rehabilitate homes that need handicap accessibility improvements, roofing, plumbing, heating furnaces.
Community or Constituency Served
The majority of persons served are low-income or living in poverty. Additionally, higher-risk populations including seniors and young children. The southern-most corner of Minnesota, including the counties of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Steele and Winona are the seven counties that Semcac is designated to serve. Semcac also provides limited services in the extended counties of Goodhue, Olmsted, Rice, Wabasha and Waseca.
Geographic Area Served
Semcac is the Community Action Agency designated to serve serve seven southeastern MN counties including Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Mower, Steele and Winona counties. Additional services are provided in the counties of Goodhue, Olmsted, Rice, Wabasha and Waseca.