Pregnancy support: free and confidential pregnancy testing, pregnancy and parenting education, mentoring, material support (maternity and baby clothes, cribs, car seats, etc.)
PO Box 635, Bemidji, MN 56619
BI-CAP Bemidji Location: 6601 Bemidji Avenue North Bemidji MN 56601
Telephone: 218-751-4631 or 1-800-332-7161
BI-CAP Walker Location: 8245 Industrial Park Road NW Walker MN 56484
Mailing address: PO Box 995 Walker MN 56484
Telephone: 218-547-3438 or 1-800-332-7135
Supportive Housing Program: Rental Assistance, Family Homeless Prevention, Transitional Housing, Housing Locator Program, Emergency Solutions Housing, HUD Scattered Site Housing, Long Term Homeless Rental Assistance, Permanent Supportive Housing.
Weatherization: A variety of options that work to improve the energy efficiency and safety of existing housing.
Energy Assistance: Financial assistance to help pay a portion of home energy and heating bills; income eligibility guidelines apply.
Energy Crisis Program: Financial response to a heating emergency
Energy Related Repair: for homeowners experiencing a life threatening no-heat emergency.
Youth Build: An educational program for ages 16-24 who have left the traditional school system. Providing an opportunity for youth to spend 32 hours per week in academics, leadership development, and construction training.
YouthBuild is located at 3023 Mill Street NE Bemidji MN 56601.
Head Start and Early Head Start (EHS) : Prenatal, infant toddler, preschool and family development program providing may free services to eligible families.
BI-CAP Head Start Locations:
Bemidji: 1601 Bemidji Avenue NW Bemidji MN 56601
Blackduck: 372 Summit Ave W, Blackduck, MN 56630
Kelliher: 345 4th St NW Kelliher, MN 56650 (co-located with Kelliher schools)
Walker: 301 4th Street Walker MN 56484 (co-located with Walker schools)
Backus: 320 1st Avenue E. Backus, MN 56435
Pine River: 401 Murray Avenue Pine River, MN 56474 (co-located with Pine River schools)
Pillager: 323 East 2nd St South Pillager, MN 56473 (co-located with Pillager schools)
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
Intake/assessment, prevention education on fetal alcohol spectrum, positive cultural education, life skills, talking circles, cradleboard project, nutrition education, referrals to community agencies.
Registered nurses that offer support to families through education, assessment, skilled nursing, referral networking, and incentives.
We believe in You ~ is the foundation of our home visiting program for any pregnant woman, mother or caregiver of children up to the age of 3. Dads are encouraged to participate and are welcomed. We encourage self development and support positive decision making skills for the strengthening of our families and their futures.
We believe in You ~ when life is going well, complicated or the worst you feel it can be. We are here to help you see the strength you have within. This program supports the Native American families that are IHS eligible as well.
A cooperative effort of 3 agencies: You may contact any of the 3 to make an appointment or learn more:
Beltrami County Children’s Services (Kami) 218-333-8313
Red Lake Family and Children’s Services (Jean) 218-679-1678
Sanford Health (Ali) 218-333-6509
We believe that all women have the power to have a healthy, sober pregnancy; with the right support, education and services, we offer:
- Help getting started with prenatal care, if you haven’t already started
- One on one visits during your prenatal appointments
- Home visits, if this is better for you.
- No judgment or shame…that is not helpful
- Help to stop using drugs and alcohol during your pregnancy
- Connections with services and resources to meet your daily needs
- Help with getting a chemical health assessment and alcohol and/or drug services if needed
- If you are dependent on opiates (heroine, morphine, codeine, oxycodone, etc.) we can help you break free from your dependence and get connected with services to treat your addiction.