The American Indian Resource Center is an environment steeped in cultural heritage and tradition – a gathering place that honors the past and helps shape the future. A place to come together and learn for students and community members alike.
Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Student Center for Health and Counseling is a comprehensive and integrated health care facility that includes both health and counseling services. We provide college students with access to primary health care, ongoing health maintenance, information about health and disease prevention, individualized personal counseling, group therapy, and a host of outreach health education programs. We also provide an integrated approach toward health care that meets individual needs of BSU & NTC students. Available to students enrolled at BSU or NTC.
1500 Birchmont Drive
Cedar Hall 1st Floor
Bemidji MN 56601
The mission of the Disability Services Office is to improve the educational development of students with disbilities, enhance understanding and support within the campus community, while providing opportunities for student growth in multicultural understanding, civic engagement and environmental stewardship. Students will be better prepared to enter their communities as contributing and supporting members with an understanding of the diverse needs of their community.
Crisis Support and Advocacy– Available 24/7. Call the office number and you can leave a Non-emergent message or stay on the line to be routed to a live dispatch. Free & confidential crisis intervention.
Regional Navigator for sexually exploited and trafficked individuals
Lakes Region Chemical Dependency is a private rehab located in Bemidji, Minnesota. Lakes Region Chemical Dependency specializes in the treatment of substance, drug and alcohol abuse. Outpatient substance abuse treatment for adolescents, women and DUI/DWI offenses.
A Native American Indian organization, committed to community-centered holistic care for all pregnant and birthing mothers, and their families. Services are delivered by knowledgeable, respectful and compassionate caregivers while honoring the wisdom that exists in all cultures for the celebration of birth. Mewinzha is a non-profit organization created to promote healthy birthing practices by working with: doulas and breastfeeding coaches to empower women during pregnancy, labor, delivery and breastfeeding. Provide support and educational services for pregnant women and their families. Reclaiming and promoting healthy birth practices for Aniishinaabe people.
Lake Country Associates provides counseling and support for people of all ages. Our experienced therapists can help your family improve communication and move forward in a positive direction. We can assist people in dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and other mental health conditions. Our therapists serve children, teens, adults, couples and families in a confidential and supportive environment.
Established in 2009, Lake Country Associates is committed to providing comprehensive, ethical services to our clientele, our referral sources, and the communities we serve. Our staff of professionals take pride in tailoring their work to meet the needs of the individual.
Lake Country Associates provides a broad array of services to persons of all ages from early childhood to mature adulthood including:
- Parenting Support
- Individual and Family Therapy
- Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
- Conflict Resolution
- Children’s Play Therapy
- Specialty Group Therapy
- Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS)
- Diagnostic Assessments
- Medication Education
- Peer Support Services
- Trauma Focused – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Our experienced staff of counselors provide therapeutic services at our offices in Park Rapids and Bemidji, MN. ARMHS Practitioners serve program recipients within a 25-30 mile radius of Park Rapids, MN.
We accept most public and private insurances. We also contract with Employers Assistance Programs (EAP).
Lake Country Associates is a host site for the National Health Service Corp (NHSC) and is proud to offer affordable services, which include a sliding fee scale for those who qualify.
In addition to the Bemidji office we have an office in Park Rapids:
Lake Country Associates offers professional services in Park Rapids MN and surrounding communities. Our Park Rapids office is located at 515 Bridge Street East, near Heartland Park and the Heartland Trail bike path. Lake Country Associates serves the Minnesota Lake Country communities of Park Rapids, Osage, Walker, Nevis, Akeley, Menahga, Sebeka, Lake George and all points in between. To reach our Park Rapids office, call 218-366-9229.
Providing independent living skills training, information and referrals, advocacy and peer counseling to individuals with disabilities.
Personal Care Attendant choice services, serving all 87 Minnesota counties. Some home health and expanded services also available.
Bemidji Office: 218-308-8680
Main Office in Hopkins: 866-935-3515
2 locations: Bemidji and Park Rapids
Available services: Diagnostic Assessments, Psychological Assessments, Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Play Therapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Trauma-Informed Child Parent Psychotherapy, Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS). Group Therapy: Anger Management for Adults, Anger Management for Adolescents, Systems Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving (STEPPS), Stairways, and Illness Management and Recovery. Training and Education Services also available.
NWICDC is located in Bemidji, MN and provides services to more than 1,000 people and families annually. We prioritize the 60-mile radius, which includes the Red Lake Nation, White Earth Nation, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and the administrative headquarters of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. This region continuously ranks the lowest in economic and social outcome indicators in Minnesota, and . The risk factors are complex and interrelated, meriting a holistic and integrated approach to recognizing, supporting and regenerating the protective factors, values and norms, implicit in traditional Anishinaabe Worldview.
What We Do
NWICDC implements five core initiatives with a three-tiered system that is informed by Anishinaabe worldview, trauma informed care and systems change:
- Traditional & Western Educational Pathways
- Workforce Development & Training
- Economic Security & Financial Access
- Family Wellness & Behavioral Health
- Safety & Basic Needs
Services and Programs:
- Anishinabe Basic Education, GED Tutoring & Test Assistance
- Post-secondary enrollment tools, scholarship, FAFSA
- Credentialed & Customized Job Readiness Courses
- Certified Nursing Assistance & Home Health Aide Certifications
- Community Health Worker Certifications
- Medical Coding Certification
- First Aid & CPR Certification
- Osha 10 and Osha 30
- Boiler Operator Certification
- Deconstruction Certification
- Job Seeking and application support
- Resume Building
- Interview coaching
- Mino Anokiiwin (Workforce Development)
- New employment navigation
- Post placement support and coaching
- Stabilization/Drop-in resources (phone, fax, computer
- Notary Services
- Housing Referrals
- Reintegration Supports
- Financial education and budgeting
- Tax Assistance Program
- Employment opportunities
- Traditional community gatherings and events
- Ojibwemowin opportunities
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Policy Advocacy
- Program Design, Development and Technical Assistances
Before child advocacy centers were created, child victims of crime often had to tell their stories to more than a dozen adults – police officers, prosecutors, doctors and social workers. They could be shuttled all over town giving depositions and getting medical exams. There was very little coordination between the various agencies. Consequently, children were traumatized repeatedly as they sought help. In some of the saddest cases, abused children simply fell through the cracks in the system that was supposed to save them. Likewise, prior to Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Programs and Family Violence Intervention Programs victims were experiencing long waits in the emergency room, a lack of privacy, nervous and unskilled examiners, insensitivity, and improper evidence collection or loss of evidence.
In 2005, the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, North Country Health Services, MeritCare Clinic of Bemidji, Midwest Children’s Resource Center of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN – St. Paul, MN and others joined to form a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to develop and operate a medical-model family violence center to serve the needs of Northern Minnesota.
FACNM is the only medical-model assessment center that currently exists in this region of the state. Moreover, the FACNM is one of the only centers in America to serve the needs of child sexual and physical abuse, adult sexual assault and domestic violence under one roof.
FACNM serves the entire ninth judicial district which includes the counties of Kittson, Roseau, Marshall, Pennington, Red Lake, Polk, Norman, Mahnomen, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, Beltrami, Hubbard, Koochiching, Itasca, Cass, Crow Wing, and Aitkin. In addition, the FACNM serves Red Lake, Leech Lake, and White Earth Reservations.
Today, all of the services needed by victims and their families – forensic interviews, medical exams, referrals and family support services – are clustered around one central location. FACNM is the hub where representatives from many disciplines meet to discuss and make decisions about the investigation, assessment, treatment and prosecution of victim related cases. They work together in the best interests of the victim, providing an immediate response and ongoing support to help children and families recover from the trauma of abuse or violence.
16 bed inpatient facility providing short term treatment services for adults with mental illness in need of stabilization.
Baker Park is a residence for elderly individuals located in Bemidji, Minnesota. The facility is situated in a picturesque lakeside setting within a short distance of the downtown area with shopping, library, transportation, recreational facilities, and many churches nearby. It has easy bus access to the hospital, medical clinic, and shopping mall.
Age – 62 and older
Financial – HUD guidelines impose income limits and require that tenants generally pay 30 percent of adjusted gross income toward their rent. Income limits change. Please check on current limits.
Community Living at Baker Park – A person may be considered capable of living in a community setting at Baker Park if he/she is able to live up to the terms of the lease and can handle the activities of daily living.
Lease – Tenants are required to sign a one-year lease upon move-in.
All services are open to adults 18 years old or older who have a long-term severe and persistent mental illness. Services include Adult Rehabilitation, Mental Health Services (ARMHS). Outreach, diagnostic assessments, medication reviews with a psychiatrist, after-hours emergency help, nurse visits, community/public education, phone contact, social and recreational activities in a drop-in center and off-site client employment help, and the REACH family support group.
At a Glance
Enrollment – Schoolcraft Learning Community (SLC) enrolls 178 students in grades kindergarten through 8. Because of our small size, we are able to maintain a caring community for our learners.
Class Size and Structure – Average of 18 students in all grade levels. Grades 2-7 are multi-aged.
Faculty – More than 30 men and women; all of whom are highly qualified.
Student-to-Faculty Ratio – Averages 8:1 schoolwide.
Student Life – The primary method of instruction at SLC is through learning expeditions. Learning expeditions are long-term, indepth investigations of a theme or topic that engage students through authentic research, projects, fieldwork, service, and adventure. Using the integrated approach, students receive instruction in French, music, piano in grades K and 1, art, physical education, and conflict management. Orchestra is also available for grades 2-8.
Meal Program – All students are offered a balanced breakfast and a delicious lunch each day. Students and staff are treated to many different ethnic varieties of foods. Schoolcraft Learning Community does participate in the free and reduced lunch program. Students may elect to bring lunches from home. Check out our menu!
Campus & Facilities – SLC leases Lac du Bois (the French village) from Concordia Language Villages during the school year. The transition from summer camp cabins to classrooms is almost magical. We have 10 cabins/classrooms spread out over two smaller campuses, separated by a soccer field. We have access to lots of northern Minnesota outdoors as an important part of our classroom environment.
MCIL offers up-to-date information about community resources related to people with disabilities, including housing and benefits referral. This toll free telephone line is an information and referral service for people with disabilities, which was launched in 2004 by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. It provides service to the entire state from four locations, Metro, Rochester, Bemidji and Baxter.
Disability Hub can be reached statewide by calling toll-free, 1-866-333-2466 FREE. An Option Counselor will be available during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m) to provide one-to-one assistance to help people learn about their options and connect with the supports and services they choose.
At https://disabilityhubmn.org/ users can chat online with a counselor and/or view other Disability Hub resources.
Minnesota 4-H youth development offers age-appropriate, hands-on learning via short and long-term projects and activities including: 4-H clubs, special interest groups, after school programs, volunteering, civic engagement, community service and school enrichment.
Pet fixers in a spay and neuter assistance program created to give low income pet owners the opportunity to “fix” their pets at a price they can afford. We also provide services to barn cat owners and caretakers of feral cats with no income restrictions. We work in partnership with government entities in several towns in the area and reach an area of over 15 counties and growing.
We will accomplish this goal of helping control the pet population by:
- promoting responsible pet ownership through education
- providing opportunity and assistance for the spaying and neutering of companion animals for individuals financially unable to sterilize their pet.
- assisting individuals and municipalities in Trap-Neuter-Release of feral cats.