Mankato Area Services
MCC Mankato Area Refugee Services is a regional service hub for our community's newest neighbors. We provide holistic and family-centered services to provide abundant support to refugees and their families, to help them progress on the path to self-sufficiency and achieving their dreams. We work closely with community partners to ensure that community resources are available to those we serve. We serve Refugees, Asylees, Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) Holders, Cuban/Haitian Entrants, Victims of Trafficking, and others who have immigrated to the Mankato area.
Our employment counselors work together with clients to assist in finding a job that will develop a greater level of independence and self-sufficiency.
- Community Navigation
Our Community Navigators provide ongoing help with housing, public assistance, health insurance, public school enrollment for children, and medical needs, including comprehensive, sustained assistance for those with complex medical, mental health, or social adjustment needs.
- Tapestry Project
We host a six week orientation workshop called the Tapestry Project that brings together community resource providers, public safety officials, volunteers from the community, and refugees to provide interactive education on areas including housing, public safety, health access and more. This class is available to both adults and teens.
Our accredited immigration specialists provide assistance with applications, paperwork, and advice for family reunification, Green Card, Citizenship, and more. For more information about Immigration Services, please click here.
- Community Engagement
MCC Mankato provides presentations and workshops for communities interested in learning more about refugees, diversity, community welcome and other topics related to our community's welcome of our newest neighbors. Please contact us at 507-550-1713 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more or request a speaker.
- Payday Lending Advocacy
In collaboration with Minnesotans for Fair Lending, we are working to combat predatory payday lending in Blue Earth County, which had the 3rd highest rate of payday loans per capita in Minnesota (2018 data). This work includes advocacy and education for those trapped in the cycle of payday loans.
The following brief videos will introduce you to some of the staff in our Mankato office: