Peoples Church is a multicultural mission congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, with a special emphasis on outreach to people living in poverty. Ten years ago Pastor Bob Kelly and Carol Kelly–moved by the spiritual and medical needs of the poor and homeless in the Bemidji, Minnesota area–started the ministry.
Peoples Church offers ministries in worship, referral, hospitality, food, clothing, and other basic needs as well as our unique bike ministry. The congregation is a full-fledged member church of the denomination and is noted for its ministries.
In order to stay at People’s Church individuals must be interviewed by Bob Kelly or Julia Plum.
SOS will open for the winter on 12/31/2018
Temporary, overnight emergency housing provided by area church organizations. Usually available during the winter months. Call Churches United for schedule of availability. SOS can accept up to 20 individuals. Guests must receive a background check and be approved for shelter use by one of the following organizations:
414 Lincoln Ave SE (Nymore), Bemidji, MN 56601
6603 Bemidji Ave N, Bemidji, MN 56601
218-751-4631 or 1-800-332-7161
Village of Hope
525 Mississippi Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Bemidji Law Enforcement
A nighttime shelter for chronic homeless people struggling with chemical dependency. Able to house 16 people during the winter months. Serving single adults 18+ years old, male or female. Open 8:00am – 8:00pm each day. Showers and laundry facilities are available on site. Clients CAN be intoxicated upon arrival.
Operated by non-profit, Canvas Health, Crisis Text Line allows users to communicate with trained counselors via confidential text messaging. Counselors help people of all ages and walks of life get to an emotionally and physically safe place and then direct them to community resources that can provide longer-term support. They serve many counties and all Tribal Nations located in Minnesota. Text “MN” to 741741.
Bemidji 218-333-9111 or 218-333-4271
Beltrami County 218-333-9111 or 911
Blackduck Police 218-835-4802
Kelliher Substation 218-647-8210
Cass Lake Police and Sheriff’s Dept 218-335-7108
Leech Lake Tribal Police 218-335-7108
Red Lake Police 218-679-3313
Al-Anon/Alateen Hotline 1-800-872-0336
Alcoholics Anonymous 952-922-0880
Be Sober Hotline 1-800-BE-SOBER
Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453
Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
Domestic Violence Crisis Line (this number connects with the nearest safe shelter) 1-866-223-1111
GLBT Youth Support Hotline 1-800-850-8078
Incest Hotline for Guys: M.A.L.E. 1-800-949-6523
Mental Health Crisis Line 1-800-422-0045
National Drug Abuse Hotline 1-800-622-4357
Poison Control 1-800-222-1222
Self-Injury Hotline 1-800-366-8288
Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673
Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
Teen Runaway Hotline 1-800-621-4000
Crisis Text Line: “MN” to 741741
The Sanford Housing Program recognizes that housing is a basic right, and that following a personal service plan will be easier when housing is established. The program focuses on giving participants the opportunity to learn skills including successfully managing a lease and how to maintain permanent housing.
Our Focus: Choice of housing, separation of housing from services, decent, safe, and affordable housing, housing integration, access to housing, flexible, voluntary, and recovery-focused services.
Possible referrals to: Individual, family or group therapy, supported employment, adult rehabilitative mental health services, peer support services, substance use disorder services, medical services, GED services, case management, and medication management.
Our Mission: The Bemidji Community Food Shelf is a faith-based, caring place that listens to those who are experiencing food insecurity. We work with our partners to be inclusive and to provide fresh, nourishing foods for those living in Beltrami County and the Bemidji School District.
Households may make one visit per calendar month which will provide about 10 meals, or 3-5 days of food per household. Services are based on income eligibility. We are also a distribution site for Nutrition Assistance Program for Sneiors (NAPS) boxes for income eligible seniors 60 and over. Applications are available at the food shelf.
For service, we will need a current ID, the names and birthdates of household members and the gross income for the household.
Bemidji Community Food Shelf (BCFS) is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Services offered at Oshkiimaajitahdah:
-Career Development Services which includes job readiness and Driver’s Education
-Financial Skills for Families
-Ganawenindiwag (Cultural Program) “Taking Care of Each Other”
-477 Program: Scholarship Assistance, Tribal GA, and Summer Youth Work Program
-Certified Nursing Assistance Classes
-Childcare Assistance under both RLN TANF and Tribal Programs
-Emergency Assistance for Families
-Supportive Services for families to gain employment
-Incentives awarded upon completion of various activities
520 4th St NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
“Providing Conflict Solutions for all Minnesotans”
Mediation is a conversation between two or more people who disagree, facilitated by one or more trained mediators. The conversation is informal and all participants are given time to talk about their concerns. Decision-making remains with the participants. Mediation is voluntary, confidential and it works.
Mediation is an alternative to going to court. Not all cases are appropriate for mediation. But most disputes can be settled using time tested mediation techniques that allow both parties to decide the outcome that works best for them collectively and individually.
Cass County Online Resource Directory http://www.co.cass.mn.us/pdfs/resource_directory.pdf
Court Administration 218-547-7200
Driver’s License Exams/Driving Tests 218-547-2202
Driver’s License/ATV/Birth/Death/Marriage Certificates/Notary/ID Cards 218-547-7247
Northland Area Family Service Center, Remer 218-566-3636
Pilager Family Center 218-746-4009
Pine River-Backus Family Center 218-587-4292
Walker Police 218-547-5507
Public Transit/Pine River 1-866-925-7433
Rule 25 and Chemical Dependency Assessment:
Pine River 218-587-8292
Cass Lake/Leech Lake Tribal Program 218-335-8382
Includes: Adult Services/Behavioral Health/Child Protection/Intake and Assessment/Child Support/Family Health/Fraud/Home Care and Managed Care/Income Maintenance 218-547-1340
Public Health/WIC 218-335-8291
Outlying office in Backus 218-947-7530
Veteran’s Services 218-947-7530
Outlying office in Backus 218-947-7530
Purpose: To raise awareness about stroke and brain injury and enhance the quality of life for all Minnesotans coping with it’s sudden and long term effects. We do this through advocacy and public policy, resource facilitation services – which provide personal one-on-one connection to information and resources, case management, educational and volunteer opportunities, and outreach to underserved and communities of color throughout Minnesota.
To raise awareness about stroke and brain injury and enhance the quality of life for all Minnesotans coping with it’s sudden and long term effects. We do this through advocacy and public policy, resource facilitation services – which provide personal and one-on-one connection to information and resources, case management, educational and volunteer opportunities, and outreach to underserved and communities of color throughout Minnesota.
The Bemidji Community Soup Kitchen organizes three meals a week at two are churches to anyone who is hungry, there are no income guidelines or forms required. The meal is free to anyone who comes through our doors. Thus an open table!
Dine with us Mondays and Tuesdays from 5-6pm (doors open at 4:30pm) at:
Mount Zion 414 Lincoln Ave SE Bemidji
Dine with us Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5-6pm (doors open at 4:30pm) at:
United Methodist Church 902 Beltrami Ave NW Bemidji
Housing Matters connects and supports clients in the following areas:
Landlord and Tenancy Supports
In Home Case Management
Independent Living Skills
Assistance in understanding benefits
And many other services
Home Safety for Seniors:
1. The Most Common In-Home Injuries for Seniors and How to Prevent Them https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/senior-home-injuries-and-prevention/
2. Fire Safety for Elders with Special Health Needs https://www.agingcare.com/articles/fire-safety-for-elderly-148990.htm
3. Preparing Your Home for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide https://www.redfin.com/blog/2016/09/preparing-your-home-for-a-loved-one-with-alzheimers-a-caregivers-guide.html
4. 44 Crime prevention tips for seniors https://roodepoortrecord.co.za/2016/11/11/44-crime-prevention-tips-for-seniors/
5. Handicap Accessible Modifications That Won’t Turn Off Future Homebuyers https://www.angieslist.com/articles/handicap-accessible-modifications-won-t-turn-future-homebuyers.htm
6. How To Garden Safely When You’re A Senior https://howdoesyourgardenmow.com/garden-safety-for-seniors/
Kindred Family Focus provides:
Therapeutic Foster Care: Youth, ages birth through 21, with special needs who can benefit from support in a family setting. Needs specific to each person are assessed and matched to a foster home capable of meeting those special needs through an individualized care plan. Independent living programming is incorporated for youth ages 16+ who are transitioning into adulthood. Services are structured to prevent homelessness by focusing on the psychological, emotional and concrete coping skills needed for self-sufficiency. The program model includes: Trauma-sensitive care, careful selection of foster families, foster family respite, individual assessment, and collaboration with counties for reunification as appropriate, coordination, 24/7 on call services and crisis management, and specialized in-house clinical consultation.
Adoption Services: Kindred Family Focus provides adoption services to youth, age birth to 18 years, who are under the guardianship of the Commissioner. Kindred is part of the Public Private Adoption Initiative (PPAI) which is a program of the Minnesota Department of Human Services. Services include: Child Placement Services, Adoption Home Studies and Updates, Adoption Training and Education, Child-Specific Recruitment Activities, Post-Adoption Services, and Relative Adoption Home Studies.
Community Resource Connections (CRC) is a nonprofit membership organization serving Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater and Hubbard Counties.
MNsure Navigators: Application for Medical Assistance, Minnesota Care, and Qualified Health Plans offered through the state of Minnesota’s health exchange. CRC staff provide computer and internet access, and question by question guidance. No cost to you. Appointments required.
Service Access: Assistance finding the resources you need. CRC staff will educate you about your service options, assist you with service applications, and advocate for you when the system doesn’t work as you need it to work. No cost to you.
Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS): CRC’s Blackduck office site takes applications and serves as a dissemination point for food commodities provided through Second Harvest Food Bank. Eligibility is based on age (60+) and income (call for guidelines). Free monthly food boxes containing a $40 value of non-perishable food items.
Community Service Agency Membership: CRC works with community service agencies to organize and publish a hard copy resource directory as well as this electronic version. Other member services include: facilitation of networking meetings, cooperative marketing events, nonprofit start up guidance, and program support.
Community Resource Connections: 4 Locations:
Bemidji: 218-333-0880 (an auto voice attendant will request that you leave your name and telephone number: the first available staff member in either of our Bemidji office locations will return your call, usually within an hour or faster)
CRC Headquarters: 716 Paul Bunyan Dr NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
CRC at the Northern Dental Access Center: 1405 Anne St NW, Bemidji, MN
Walkerbrook Bldg., 804 Central St W., #4, Bagley, MN 56621
Blackduck at the Blackduck Resource Center: 218-835-5768
#17 Main St. (Moon Drug Building), PO Box 414, Blackduck, MN 56630
Community Resource Connections:
Our goal is to help you gain access to the services that will allow you to participate in preventative health care. Staying healthy is easier, and far less expensive, that getting well.
Health insurance is still required by the law. In addition to running the risk of creating serious debt from unexpected medical bills, you will also have to pay penalties for not abiding by the law if you choose to remain without insurance.
We are established nonprofit service providers and caregivers in your community. We are NOT county, state or federal employees, no do we work for health management systems like Prime West Health. We are reimbursed through contracts and grants that enable us to serve you without charging for that service.
We are trained and certified by MNsure to assist with online application for health insurance in Minnesota. The online application is faster, more reliable and far less problematic than the paper applications submitted to the county system.
We work cooperatively with your County and State Human Service Departments, Minnesota Care, and MNsure. We serve as your advocate and guide. We also work with area MNsure Brokers who can help you choose the best Qualified Health Plan; if that is what you qualify for through the MNsure application system.
Pine River-Backus Family Center-Pine River 218-587-4292
Northland Area Family Service Center-Remer 218-566-3636
Walker 218-547-3438 ext. 115
How Our Services Work:
- You call a convenient site and schedule an appointment
- We explain how MNsure works and what items are needed at your appointment
- We provide computer and internet access; and we enter your data
- We provide document printing and faxing at no cost to you
- We help you create your own MNsure online account
- We guide you through the MNsure application question by question
- We assist you in interpreting application questions and how they relate to your situation
- You receive a copy of your completed application and account information
- We will keep a copy of your account information and application on file; but only with your written approval
- We help troubleshoot application problems
- We provide advocacy if an appeal is needed
- We cannot choose for your or recommend Qualified Health Plans; but will refer you to certified Brokers who are able to educate and guide you
MNSure Broker Enrollment Center:
Allen Zutz Agency
8147 Hwy 2 NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Mr. Zutz will work with you to find the MNsure Qualified Health Plan that best fits your needs.
Serving the Bemidji, MN area’s seniors, Touch of Home offers quality senior and assisted living services. Our mission: enriching the lives of those we serve with compassion, respect, excellence, and integrity. Assisted living facilities offer help with ADLs such as eating, bathing, dressing, laundry, housekeeping, and assistance with medications. Many facilities also have centers for medical care. We have a nurse on-call at all times.
The Garden Place is an assisted living facility in Bagley, MN. The Garden Place offers activities at their location for residents. These activities generally allow residents to maintain healthy lifestyles by encouraging movement and socializing with their peers.
Being able to chat with other residents becomes an important part of many peoples’ lives and The Garden Place offers common spaces indoors to support that need. The benefit of living in an assisted living community is that making meals can be costly and time consuming process so The Garden Place provides meals for residents.
Staff is awake and available 24 hours a day so if any emergencies occur no matter the time, there will be someone ready to help. Making sure residents with diabetes monitor their insulin levels is clearly an important task and The Garden Place can help with that task. If a resident needs assistance moving from a bed to a wheelchair, this facility has staff who can help.