If you would like to make a financial donation to Home & Community Options, please use an online option to the right, or mail your check to:
Home & Community Options
66 East 3rd St.
Winona, MN 55987
If you have a question or would like to make another type of donation, please contact Dennis Theede at (507) 474-9526 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basic Human Needs
Many individuals served by HCO are at poverty level – medications, clothing, and housing can often be a struggle. Funds are regularly used to address basic human needs when personal or family resources are insufficient.
Innovation of Service
Though our primary funding source comes from government programs, this resource is not adequately designed to meet all the needs of the population we serve. New approaches to service are required, and HCO has been innovative in developing new models of care that will maximize funding and use resources wisely.
HCO currently serves 30 children with Autism through our Children’s Therapeutic Service and Supports (CTSS) program. This population continues to grow, and providing early intervention services to children (and their families) who do not have funding is critical to building a successful support plan.
HCO is developing programs that leverage technology to develop new service models for care and support, but government funding is restrictive in trying innovative approaches to supporting individuals with disabilities. Donated resources could be used to pilot our Community Response Center, a new approach to assist families in crisis and support individuals, eliminating the need for expensive, 24-7 service models of care.
Our organization is dedicated to supporting a complex population, and we believe that quality services are essential.
Persons served with physical disabilities and aging issues require handicapped accessible equipment, as well as modifications to their home environments.
Resources to enhance staff development and competency through specialized training programs, materials, supplies, and equipment are necessary to provide effective teaching and intervention skills.
Curriculum development is critical to address the needs of the children we serve with Autism.