First Street Center
Coping with the changes during the pandemic brings challenges into our lives. Perhaps you feel lonely, sad or anxious due to the uncertainty of the situation. The Stay at Home order, meaning many of us are isolated with family members or alone, can bring challenges as well.

Carver County’s First Street Center, our local community mental health center, offers County residents a free online video support group for those struggling with difficult emotions and thoughts during the COVID-19 crisis. This support group listens and provides caring advice for one other. This isn’t a therapy group where you deal with intense conditions. Rather, this group offers listening, understanding, and ideas on coping with the current pandemic on a day-to-day basis. 

Any County resident can participate free of charge, whether you’re a client of First Street Center or not. The group begins on Thursday, May 14 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., continuing every Thursday. You attend the group as needed, with no weekly commitment necessary.

Interested residents should call First Street Center to register at 952-442-4437
540 East First Street, Waconia, MN 55387
Love INC (Love In The Name of Christ)
As of June 15, 2020, people in need who are members of the Waconia area churches, or live in Waconia School District 110, the communities of New Germany, Waconia, St. Bonifacius, or Cologne can call the Love INC client help line Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9AM –2PM at:
952-448-3261 or email to request help.
In coordination with Love INC, Parkside Church provides mattresses to families in need in Western Carver County

For Love INC HelpLine, Call 952-448-3261

You can monitor the following websites for current information:
Center for Disease Control and Prevention:
The World Health Organization:
US Department of Health and Human Services: