La Crescent Area

Healthy Community Partnership

The La Crescent Area Health Community Partnership is the winner of the Altra Federal Credit Union Employee Choice Award in Minnesota for 2022! We were selected by popular vote by Altra employees. The award is granted to one non-profit organization in each of Altra's core community states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Tennessee, and Texas. As a result, we received a very generous donation! Thank you Altra Federal Credit Union! 

Best Life Community Awards - Altra Federal Credit Union 

Thank you to all who have graciously donated to HCP and it's partner programs this year. Your support helps us fulfill our vision: To be the healthiest community anywhere, were people feel useful, valued, and have a purpose.

HCP News and Upcoming Events

La Crescent Food Shelf  is  now located at 436 S. 6th St., La Crescent.  We are open these hours:  Wednesdays 1 - 5  PM,  Thursdays 2 - 6 PM, and the 2nd Saturday of the month, 9 AM - noon.  If you would like more information, or to volunteer, please contact

Neighbors in Action

Neighbors in Action provides two service options to help neighbors age well at home throughout Houston County. Volunteers freely share their time providing rides, assisting with outdoor chores, and sharing companionship. Care Partners are paid caregivers who provide respite, homemaking, meal planning, and assistance with shopping. Neighbors in Action also has a "Lending Library" of assistive devices available. The library includes: wheelchairs, walkers, canes, commodes, shower chairs, stability straps, and other assorted devices. You or a loved one can borrow an item for as long as is needed. There is no cost associated with this service, we just ask that you return the item when you are done. If we can be of service to you, or if you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please call us 507-895-8123 or visit our website

The La Crescent Community Bike Shoppe is located at 227 Main St., inside the AcenTek building. We are an all volunteer bike shop working year round on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, 6-8 pm. In addition, you can find us June - August on the back parking lot behind Corky’s Pizza on Saturdays mornings, 9-12 pm. For more information call 608-790-2580.

Touching Moments Animal Assisted Activities 

Do you have an affectionate pet that may be a good fit for pet therapy? Touching Moments is currently accepting applications for handler teams. To learn more visit or call 507-894-2210.

Windy Ridge Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center  is currently accepting volunteer applications for side walker and lead positions. If you love horses, enjoy helping others, and like having lots of fun, contact us today by calling 507-894-2210 to learn more.

Fundraiser to Support Diverse Libraries

We are pleased to announce our fundraiser to support diversifying local libraries raised $1200. Diverse libraries help to build community, preserve cultural heritage, and help us understand one another. The funds will be divided between our seven local libraries.

Parade of Gardens 2023

Mark your calendars for this new program! Saturday, August 5th, 2023! Interested in adding your garden to the parade? Follow this link to apply!