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824 America Ave NW, Bemidji MN 56601

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.

1260 Exchange St SE, Bemidji MN 56601

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.

1260 Exchange Ave SE , Bemidji MN 56601

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

6216 Upper Cass Frontage Road Northwest, Cass Lake, MN, United States
218-335-8314218-335-8314

Areas Served

Leech Lake Reservation, Cass County, Beltrami County, Hubbard County & Itasca County

Title III. Congregate Meals

Meal provision to an elderly client or other eligible participant at a nutrition site, senior center or some other congregate setting.

Eligibility Requriements

Persons who are 60+ years of age or older and spouse, regardless of age and other eligible individuals.

Documents Requested

  • Proof of age
  • Proof of residency

Intake Procedure

Walk-in or call for more information

Fees

None, contributions are accepted.

Guests can eat for the cost of $4.50.

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Title III. Home Delivered Meals

Meal provision to an elder or other eligible participant at the client’s place of residence.

Eligibility Requriements

Home delivered meal recipients must be 60 years of age or older, home bound by reason of illness, disability or functional need, and unable to prepare their own meals. Meals may be made available to individuals with disabilities who reside in a non-institutional household with and are accompanied by an individual eligible for congregate meals.

Documents Requested

  • Proof of age
  • Proof of residency

Intake Procedure

Walk-in or call for more information

Fees

None, contributions are accepted.

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Title VI. Congregate and Home Delivered Meals

Eligibility will include enrolled members of any recognized tribe aged 55-59 years or over within the program service area. Eligibility will include spouse, handicapped or disabled individual in the same household of the eligible participant who accompany participant to a congregate site.

Documents Requested

  • Proof of age
  • Proof of residency

Intake Procedure

Walk-in or call for more information

Fees

None, contributions are accepted.

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Title VI. Part C – Caregiver Program

Hours 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Native American Family Caregiver Support Program Requirements

Native American Family Caregiver Support Program can serve two types of unpaid family caregivers:

  1. Family caregivers: An adult family member, or another individual, who is an unpaid informal provider of in-home and community care to an older individual or to an individual with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder with neurological and organic brain dysfunction.
  2. Grandparents or older individuals who are relative caregivers: A grandparent or step grandparent of a child, or relative of a child by blood marriage, or adoption, who is 55 years of age or older and
    • lives with the child;
    • is the primary caregiver of the child because the biological or adoptive parents are unable or unwilling to serve as the primary caregiver of the child; and
    • has a legal relationship to the child, as such legal custody or guardianship, or is raising the child informally.

The five required services are:

  1. Information to caregivers about available services.
  2. Assistance to caregivers in gaining access to services.
  3. Individual counseling, organization of support groups, and caregivers training to assist the caregivers in the area of health, nutrition, and financial literacy, and in making decisions and solving problems relating to their caregiving roles.
  4. Respite care to enable caregivers of frail elders to be temporarily and intermittently relieved from their cargiving responsibilities.
  5. Supplemental services, on a limited basis, to caregivers of frail elders to complement the care provided by caregivers.

Documents Requested

  • Proof of age
  • Proof of residency

Intake Procedure

Walk-in or call for more information

 

Satellite Sites

Ball Club ENP
31027 Artic Drive
Ball Club, MN
(218) 246-8537

Bena/Sugar Point ENP
15085 Old Housing Drive
Bena, MN
(218) 665-5313

Cass Lake ENP
6216 Upper Cass Frontage Road
Cass Lake, MN
(Adjacent to Teal’s – across highway 2)
(218) 335-8314

Inger/S. Lake ENP
53736 Co. Rd. 146
Inger, MN
(218) 659-2652

Onigum ENP
8826 Onigum Road
Onigum, MN
(218) 547-3995

1260 Main St./PO Box 236, Northome MN 56661
218-897-5585218-897-5585

Serving  Southern Koochiching, Northern Itasca, and Northern Beltrami Counties.

 

Open the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon and the 4th Wednesday of the month from 2 to 5 p.m.

120 Central Ave N or PO Box 229, Park Rapids MN 56470

Mahube-Otwa provides services for low income and elderly persons living in Mahnomen, Hubbard, Becker, Otter Tail and Wadena counties.

Mahube-Otwa is a private, non-profit corporation governed by a volunteer board of directors representing the low income, public and private sectors of the community.

Services include:
Head Start
Family Development and Housing
Child Care and Relative Caregivers
Child Passenger Safety Education
Senior Programs
Energy Programs
Family Health

 

Call for application assistance and Program details.

403 4th Street NW, Bemidji MN 56601

Residential programs, guardianship and conservatorship, support for people with disabilities, and representative payee services.

Guardianship Options : LSS Guardianship Services – Bemidji
Address: 403 4th St, #120 Bemidji, MN 56601
Telephone: (218) 736-5431

As a court-appointed guardian/conservator, LSS makes decisions to care for the personal affairs and health of vulnerable adults, and offers power-of-attorney, care coordination, personal representative services, and pooled trusts.

Senior Corps : LSS Foster Grandparent Program and Senior Companion Program– Walker Area
Address: Area coordinator is located in Walker, MN
Telephone: (218) 547-4626

Foster Grandparents provide individualized attention to nurture children and students who need additional support in residential and school settings.

Senior Companion volunteers, 60 years or older, help other frail seniors live independently by visiting, grocery shopping, providing transportation to appointments and helping with other daily tasks.
Senior Nutrition Services : LSS Senior Nutriton – Bemidji Diners Club
Address: Maidrite Café 1602 Bemidji Avenue North Bemidji, MN 56601
Telephone: (800) 488-4146

 

Meals for Seniors:

Nutritious, low-cost meals for seniors 60 years or older provided at Community Dining Centers, Diner Clubs, and meals delivered to home-bound seniors.

Congregate Dining Center and Home Delivery Meals on Wheels:

Bemidji Senior Center

216 3rd Street NW, Bemidji, MN 56601

Cornerstone Residence
312 Main St, Kelliher, MN  56650
218-647-8258
Congregate Dining Centers:
Cornerstone Residence
312 Main St, Kelliher, MN  56650
218-647-8258
West Wind Restaurant
54719 Highway 72 NE
Waskish, MN  56685
218-647-8998

 

Personal Support Services:

LSS Trinity SLS/ TBI Moorhead
Address: Services located in Moorhead, MN. Moorhead, MN 56560
Telephone: (218) 284-0881
Long-term therapeutic support for individuals with brain injury including a comprehensive range of services designed to help recovery, adaptation, restoration of cognitive and motor skills, and rehabilitation.

LSS Balsam SLS
Address: Service located in Bemidji, MN 56601
Telephone: (866) 444-3743
A comprehensive range of person-centered services for adults and children with developmental disabilities, including supervised living in the community, respite care, in-home support and consumer-directed community support.

LSS Sumac IHS/SLS
Address: Service located in Bemidji, MN 56601
Telephone: (866) 444-3743
A comprehensive range of person-centered services for adults and children with developmental disabilities, including supervised living in the community, respite care, in-home support and consumer-directed community support.

LSS Sylvan SLS
Address: Service located in Bemidji, MN 56601
Telephone: (866) 444-3743
A comprehensive range of person-centered services for adults and children with developmental disabilities, including supervised living in the community, respite care, in-home support and consumer-directed community support.

LSS Tamarack SLS
Address: Service located in Bemidji, MN 56601
Telephone: (218) 444-8356
A comprehensive range of person-centered services for adults and children with developmental disabilities, including supervised living in the community, respite care, in-home support and consumer-directed community support.

LSS Thomasa SLS
Address: Service located in Bemidji, MN 56619
Telephone: (866) 444-3743
A comprehensive range of person-centered services for adults and children with developmental disabilities, including supervised living in the community, respite care, in-home support and consumer-directed community support.

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LSS Statewide Services
LSS Adoption
Telephone: (888) 205-3769
Domestic, International, Special Needs, Birth Parent and Post-adoption Services

LSS Financial Counseling Service
Telephone: (888) 577-2227
Budget Counseling, Debt Management, and Counseling that concerns Housing, Bankruptcy, Reverse Mortgage or Credit Reports. Offices in Brainerd, Duluth, Eveleth, Hopkins, Mankato, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Willmar.

LSS Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Services
Telephone: (888) 205-3770
Senior volunteers with stipends provide tutoring services for school children or companionship and assistance for people who are elderly and frail. Services are provided in many counties. Call for additional information.

LSS Guardianship Options
Telephone: (218) 529-2240
Guardianship Options include Guardianship, Conservatorship, Power of Attorney, Care Coordination, and Personal Representative of the Estate.

LSS LifeWorks Employee Resource
Telephone: (888) 988-0098
Employee Assistance Programs, Organizational Development and Training
LSS Pregnancy and Birth Parent Services
Telephone: (888) 205-3769
Free, confidential, non-directive pregnancy counseling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at all stages of pregnancy.

150 2nd St NW, Laporte, MN / Trinity Lutheran Church
218-224-3266218-224-3266

Emergency food

Also has Meals on Wheels, no requirements

A community based organization committed to strengthening youth and preserving families.  Evergreen serves: School-age youth 9-17 and their parents, parents of children and youth ages 0-21, young adults ages 18-24, runaway and homeless youth and young adults, youth who have experienced crime, abuse, or sexual exploitation/trafficking, youth in foster care, residential treatment programs and other out of home placements, youth with alcohol and drug issues, pregnant and parenting youth and young adults, youth with mental health issues, youth experiencing conflict at home or school, LGBT youth and their families.

 

Crisis Shelter & Family Support & Coaching

622 Mississippi Ave, Bemidji, MN  56601

218-441-4568
Cost: FREE
Ages: 9–17 (Parents can seek advice and/or refer their children here.)
Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays
Crisis Hotline (Youth or Parent): (218) 751-4332
24 hours per day, 7 days per week including holidays
Youth & Family Counseling

610 Patriot Dr NW, Bemidji, MN  56601

218-441-4550

Cost: FREE
Ages: Youth ages 14-21 & Parents
Drop-ins are welcome, but appointments are suggested
Youth Drop-In Center/Street Outreach

610 Patriot Dr NW, Bemidji, MN  56601

218-444-5736
Cost: FREE

Youth Housing/Transitional Living Program

610 Patriot Dr NW, Bemidji, MN  56601

218-441-4566
Cost: FREE
Ages: 16-21
Independent Living Skills

610 Patriot Dr NW, Bemidji, MN  56601

218-441-4551
Cost: FREE
Ages: 16–21 with current or prior out-of-home placement
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Rock Sober

610 Patriot Dr NW, Bemidji, MN  56601

218-308-0288
Cost: FREE
Ages: 15-17
Suicide Prevention

622 Mississippi Ave, Bemidji, MN  56601

218-441-4565
Contact: Suicide Prevention Coordinator at (218) 441-4565

Hwy 92, Bagley, MN 56621/Located in the American Legion Building
218-694-6400218-694-6400

Must be a resident of Clearwater county.

414 Lincoln Ave SE, Bemidji MN 56619 (entrance on 5th St)

A church led ministry and emergency program organized to provide short term assistance for those who fall through the cracks and who need immediate help and have nowhere else to turn in the short run.  In addition to providing financial aid for food, gas, rent, and utility payments, Churches United also assists individuals and families through counseling and referrals to other community agencies and resources.

2nd Street and Beltrami Ave, Bemidji, MN 56601 (Union Square Parking Lot)
218-556-4761218-556-4761

A seasonal, open air farmers market committed to providing customers with fresh, locally grown and harvested produce.  The food is not only fresh but tastes better and by buying locally you are supporting the local economy and reducing the amount of energy used in transportation.  In addition, our vendors use natural growing methods to not only give you better produce but a green and better tomorrow.  All arts and fine crafts are designed and produced locally.  We invite you to visit us and discover a new way to buy produce and other fine locally produced products.  With live music by local musicians, chef’s demonstrations, and other special events we offer a destination that is fun for the whole family.

616 America Avenue, Bemidji MN 56601

CHILDREN’S SERVICES AND PROGRAMS:
Child Placement and Respite Services
Child Protection
Children’s Mental Health Services
Family Preservation Services
Foster Care Licensing and Adoptions
Parent Support Outreach and Child Welfare Services

ADULT SERVICES:
Services to Persons with Alcohol and Drug Addiction
Services to Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Services to the Elderly and Physically Disabled Adults and Children
Services to Persons with Serious Mental Illness
Adult Protection Services
Licensing of Adult Foster Care and Child Care

CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CCAP)
Child care assistance is available to parents who are receiving assistance under the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) and parents whose income is at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty guideline and are in an approved activity. It is important for parents to know their child is well-cared for while they are at work, looking for work, obtaining training or going to school in order to secure employment. Application is required to have eligibility determined. CCAP may not cover all child care costs. Parental amounts depend on the family’s income, the number of people in the family, and how much the child care provider charges. The goal is to assist the family to maintain employment and gain self-sufficiency.

CHILD SUPPORT
Every child needs financial and emotional support and every child has the right to support from both parents. Minnesota’s child support program benefits children by enforcing parental responsibility for child support.
Either parent of a child may apply or qualify for certain support services from the Child Support Unit. Depending on the circumstances associated with the case, threre may be fees assessed for collection unless the applicant receives public assistance (Minnesota Family Investment Program, Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, or Childcare Assistance.)

Services available:
*Locating parents
*Establishing parentage
*Establishing and enforcing court orders for basic medical and childcare
support
*Working with other states to enforce support orders
*Collecting and processing payments
*Assisting clients throughout the child support process
*Closing cases

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Cash Assistance
Food Support
Medical Programs
Emergency Assistance

PUBLIC HEALTH
Home Health Care – Administer a Class A License Medicare certified home health care program.

WIC – Women, Infants, & Children – Nutrition and breast feeding education program.

Immunization Clinic – Immunizations are available for infants, children, and adults.

Maternal and Child Health Family Home Visiting – Visits to pregnant women, infants and children for assessment, education, support and referral for community resources.

Child & Teen Checkups – Child and Teen Checkups and follow-up for children 0-21 years who are eligible for Medical Assistance.

Car Seat Education – Child passenger Safety Seat Technicians instruct on proper use of and assist with installation of car seats for infants and children.

PrimeWest – A Medicaid-managed health plan serving 13 rural counties in Minnesota. The plan was created to respond to the specific needs of their low-income residents.

Public Health Preparedness – Planning with community partners for coordinated emergency response to natural and man-made disasters.

BELTRAMI COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH PROVIDES WOMEN, INFANTS, CHILDREN (WIC), IMMUNIZATIONS, CHILD AND TEEN CHECKUPS, MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH, FAMILY HOME VISITING.

SERVICES INCLUDE:
SHOTS FOR ALL AGES, BREASTFEEDING COUNSELING, HOME VISITS, PLANNING FOR COMMUNITY WIDE EMERGENCIES, HEALTH SCREENINGS, EDUCATION AND REFERRALS

26 Main Ave North, Bagley, MN 56621
218-694-6873218-694-6873

The Bagley Senior Center’s activities include:  Meals on Wheels, Senior Dining, Consignment Craft Room, Thrift Store, Weight Watchers, (Wednesdays at 5:30) Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors, Yarn Group (1st and 3rd Tuesday from 12:45pm – 2:00pm) and the last Saturday of the month breakfast fundraiser (8:00am – 11:00am)

210 Pleasant Ave NE, Akeley, MN 56433

Akeley Regional Community Center is a not for profit thrift store and food shelf.  Many new items come to the thrift store every day.  Great for back to school shopping, supplying a dorm room, changing your decor and a great book room to update reading material.
The ARCC also has a  meeting room, gymnasium, library, and an archery club all available for  use.

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