Based in North Mankato, Minnesota, the South Central Service Cooperative (SCSC) programs and services are member driven to utilize resources in the most efficient and effective manner possible. SCSC is one of nine regional agencies called service cooperatives, established in 1976 by Minnesota legislation (M.S. 123A.21).

SCSC may be viewed as a service extension of both the participating members and the representative state agencies. Financial support is derived from facilitation of programs and services and from membership dues. A Board of Directors composed of one appointed member and up to 12 elected members governs the service cooperative. The SCSC Chief Executive Officer is Les Martisko, Ph.D.