Minnesota Valley Action Council
MVAC is a private, non-profit organization that uses federal, state and local resources to provide assistance wherever needed. It is a local institution working on local problems within the widest possible spectrum of local needs and interests.
MVAC is not the government, nor is it a political entity. Eighteen members of the Board of Directors are representatives of the low-income community and must be elected by their peers. Nine members are private individuals who are selected through a petition process and the other eighteen are elected public officials. This Board configuration offers the opportunity for needs and priorities to be established by a panel of peers of those being served. It is intended to move poverty programs out of the political arena and back to the people for decision making.
Each Minnesota Valley Action Council county office can help you find what service you need. If MVAC doesnot provide the service, we will refer you to the organization that does provide it.