Gonvick: 226 Elm Street Gonvick, MN 56644
P.O. Box 155 Clearbrook, MN 56634
Clear Waters Life Center (CWLC) is a multi-faceted 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with two locations in Northern Minnesota. We provide a variety of free and low cost services through four programs and five businesses. Our nonprofit businesses provide vocational training for our MSH residents volunteer opportunities and quality, affordable, and used merchandise to our customers.
Our community based programs focuses on helping youth, seniors, and addiction recovering men by building lives, growing relationships, and imparting hope.
Mustard Seed Homes (MSH) is a recovery and aftercare residential program for adult men providing support groups, vocational and life skills training, and steps to developing a healthy spiritual and physical life. As an outreach ministry of Clear Waters Life Center, MSH is a faith-based, 12-month, residential men’s program that provides training in a safe environment, to maintain sobriety, stabilize mental health, and transition to independence. We focus on development in two areas: life skills and vocational/occupational training. Life skills include budgeting, planning and preparing nutritious meals, time management, and personal health through exercise. Vocational and occupational training included 2-5 hours of adult education weekly, experience in building construction, using a commercial kitchen, furniture repair, janitorial services, helping in a greenhouse and garden center, and retail.
MSH is funded in part with housing support and supportive services from the department of human services. Applicants who meet DHS requirements can complete this program with no personal costs.
Youth Connection is an afterschool youth program that provides a safe place for play, mentoring, leadership training, and family and community connections. We focus on three things: creativity, being active, and teaching and embodying our core values of honor, respect, teamwork, relationships, encouragement, faith, and safety. We offer programing for 3rd – 5th graders and 6th – 12th graders.
Senior Services include transportation services, homemaking and chore services for clearwater county residents who are 60+ years old.
Transportation Services: if you need a ride to an appointment, community event, or shopping, we can take you there. Plan ahead to schedule your ride as 24 hours advance notice is required. 218-888-2320
Homemaking (Free Service, donations accepted)
- General Housework
- Answering or making phone calls
Chore Services (Free Service, donations accepted)
- Winterization projects
- Small outdoor repairs
- Furniture/ appliance removal- landfill run
- Snow removal and/or spring yard clean-up and maintenance
Community Opportunity are designed to educate, provide space for fun, and connect the community through art classes, pickleball, community dinners, adult basic education, counseling, and recovery and support groups.
During the summer we host Friday night out dinner events featuring different ethnic or regional foods. Free will offerings go to CWLC building maintenance.
We have two art studios in our Gonvick facility: pottery and mosaic. All ages are welcome and all supplies are provided. Cost is $5 a day, memberships available, varies classes are held throughout the year ranging from painting to welding.
CWLC hosts Celebrate Recovery meetings throughout the year. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain, or addiction of any kind. It is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling your life.
CWLC offers counseling services in a variety of areas for all ages. Appointments required, call ahead to schedule.
Adult basic education is offered Tuesdays 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Wednesday 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. at our Clearbrook location. We believe that education never goes out of style. Our offering are designed to meet you where you are. This is a free service, call ahead to set up your individualized training.
Shop at the Top is our volunteer operated thrift store in Clearbrook where we sell clothing for the whole family as well as home goods, games, pet supplies, books, small appliances, and knick-knacks. The proceeds from Shop at the Top goes to maintaining our buildings. We are always interested in volunteers, you can call our office or stop in to get more information. We take donations during business hours. Located on the 3rd Floor of Clearbrook site. Hours are Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Restore It! is our used furniture shop in Clearbrook, as well as, custom furniture crafting and restoration business. Our MSH residents learn life and vocational skills by creating custom furniture pieces and restoring furniture. We take donations during business hours. Located on the 3rd Floor of Clearbrook site. Hours are Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Grow It! our greenhouse and garden center in Gonvick. We grow many varieties of flowers and vegetables starting mid-May to early July. If you need help putting planters together, we also provide commission planting services.
Fitness in Clearbrook is a weight room and gym. Membership fees are low and help us maintain the equipment.
Clearbrook Hours: Monday – Thursday 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday 6:30 a.m. – 5;30 p.m. & Saturday 8 a.m. -12 p.m.
Space Rentals are available in both Gonvick and Clearbrook for small to large parties, classes, meals, meetings, or gatherings.
Clearbrook: Tuesday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Gonvick: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Friday 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.