Who We Are
We are a small non-profit organization funded by the United Way of Mower County,
the Hormel Foundation, charitable gaming, and donations.
Empowering children and adults with physical disabilities, and their families, by providing information,
referrals and services that help improve productivity and quality of life.
Governed by a Board of Directors
Bachelor’s degree in Business Management/Psychology
Paulette was in a severe car accident at age 19 that changed the trajectory of her life. This change led her to the Mower Council for the Handicapped. Paulette enjoys helping people, and her motto is: “I want to be sure that everyone who walks into my office or calls me is better off for having met/talked to me that day!!!” Paulette is engaged to Gary and has two adult children: Michael and Micayla, as well as one grandson, Griffin, and many “kitty kids.”
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Industrial Technology, and Occupational Therapy Assistant
Hired in 1995 to close down MCH, Gary discovered that its services were too valuable for the community. That day, he decided not to shut down the Mower Council and has worked for over 25 years to help it grow into the agency it is today. Gary is engaged to Paulette and has four adult children: Shelby, Jessica, Kjell, and Kelsey, and four grandchildren: Garrett, Carter, Kendall, and Luna, as well as many “kitty kids.”
Martha was hired in October 2021 and has experience advocating for individuals with mental health concerns, answering the Minnesota Warmline, and providing customer service and management. She has three children.
We have a charitable gaming operation that consists of pull-tabs, pull-tab machines,
electronic gaming, meat boards, and Bingo. Our locations are:
When you participate in gaming activities at these locations, you are making a direct contribution in support of
MCH and our physically disabled community members.