The community leader in delivering exceptional, responsive and consumer focused behavioral health services.


To provide exceptional mental and behavioral support and services to enhance the well-being of our communities through a non-profit structure.

Annual Report & Needs Assessment

2020 Annual Report
2021 Needs Assessment

We will achieve our vision by:

  • Providing quality, innovative services that are accessible
  • Partnering and collaborating with other agencies to increase the health of our communities
  • Cultivating ways to fund services and staff resources
  • Advancing the continuing education of our staff members by seeking out the best and most current knowledge and training on behavioral health treatment and services


In all that we do we are committed to:

  • Integrity-We do what we say, and we own what we do. We do the right thing even in the face of adversity.
  • Respect-We are all valued for our unique abilities, qualities and achievements, and all of our roles are important for our communities and organizations success.
  • People Focused-We look at everyone as individuals and work with them to find the best person-centered approach to meet their needs.
  • Community Focused-We care about those in our communities, we value community ideas and we work to build a stronger community for all.
  • Continuous Improvement-Small, incremental changes for the better. We are innovative in our approach to continuously improve our organization and the care we provide to those in the communities we serve.
  • Compassion-We invest time into people and set them on a path for success.
  • Partnerships & Collaboration-We collaborate with community organizations that are invested in our mission to ease the financial burden and better serve those in need.
  • Empowerment-We provide support for clients to be successful and engaged in their community. We create a work place where members share responsibility for supporting our mission.
  • Financial Stewardship-We monitor our finite resources so we can provide for those in need.



Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center was established in September 1965.  It opened its doors at 76 East 4th Street in Winona.


Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center opened its first board and lodge at 73 West Broadway in Winona, allowing temporary housing for adults with severe or persistent mental illness.


Twenty-four hour crisis support phone services started.


Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center opened a small clinic in Caledonia at 121 South Marshall Street.


Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center opened another small clinic in Wabasha at 611 Broadway Street.


The Peer Support Network (PSN) opened.  The drop-in center allows for adults to attend group programming or connect with others with similar life challenges.


Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center opened another small clinic in Red Wing at 2835 South Service Drive.


Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center opened a small office in Rushford.


Hiawatha Bluffs Living opened a long term permanent supportive housing facility for adults living with mental illness.


Hiawatha Valley Mental Health Center moved its main clinic in Winona into a larger location at 420 East Sarnia Street.


The Caledonia Clinic moved into a new larger location at 221 South Kingston Street.