Latest News & Events

Mahube-Otwa Board of Directors Selects New Executive Director
The Mahube-Otwa Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Liz Kuoppala as the new Executive Director of the Agency. Liz will replace Leah Pigatti, who is retiring after 38 years with Mahube-Otwa.  To learn more, click here.

FREE Income Tax Assistance--

Mahube-Otwa offers free income tax preparation assistance for low-to-moderate income residents and senior tax payers. More about income tax assistance.

Mahube-Otwa Awarded Scholarships--  Mahube-Otwa has received grant awards for Child Care Aware Region 2 and Region 5 Early Childhood Scholarship administration.  We administer early childhood scholarships to school districts, Head Start programs, parents and child care providers.  Learn more about Child Care Aware.

In addition, Mahube-Otwa Head Start was also awarded scholarship grants to enroll additional children and provide extended day services to Head Start children in the Detroit Lakes, Park Rapids and Audubon/Lake Park school districts.

Mahube-Otwa is a MNsure Partner! Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership is a Navigator/Assistor agency and provides health insurance outreach, education and application assistance to clients. 


To find out where Lifeline is distributing phones at any time, call the location hotline at (612) 293-8859.


Enroll for Head Start NOW:

Head Start enrollment is ongoing throughout the year. You may complete an application at any time to enroll your child into one of the Head Start options -- Center Base, Home Base, Center Child Care and Family Child Care. More about Head Start.

ApplyMN - New Online Application System


Minnesotans now have the option to apply online for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), health care, cash assistance, emergency help, breast and cervical cancer coverage, family planning and child care assistance programs.  To get started, visit Minnesota Human Services Online to use an online pre-screening tool to find out if you might qualifty for benefits, and to register for a user ID and password.  If you already have a user ID and passowrd, you can log-on to ApplyMn directly.