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.
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
Youth and Adults: 1-800-422-0045
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.
Northwest Technical College prepares students for fulfilling careers in highly skilled, sought-after fields. Our certificate, diploma and degree programs are carefully designed to serve graduates and employers in northern Minnesota.
Northwest Technical College offers 21 programs under six major areas of study. They are set up on semesters and typically begin fall semester in late August and in spring semester in early January. A summer semester is also offered which begins in late May.
Applications are accepted up until two weeks before the start of a semester on a space available basis.
Degree Programs On-Campus & On-Line:
- Automotive Service & Performance – Diploma
- Commercial Refrigeration – Diploma
- Electrical Construction – Diploma/AAS
- Residential Plumbing/HVAC – Diploma
Business and Accounting:
- Accounting – Certificate/Diploma/AAS
- Administrative Support – Certificate/Diploma/AAS
- Computer Support – Certificate/AAS/AS
- Human Resources – Certificate
- Management & Entrepreneurship – Certificate
- Sales, Marketing & Management – Certificate/Diploma/AAS
- Child Care and Educaton – Certificate/AAS
- Young Child Education – AS
- Production Technologies – Certificate – 360 eTech Program
- Engineering Technology – AAS
- Welding Technology – Certificate – 360 eTech Program
- Community Health Worker – Certificate
- Dental Assisting – Diploma/AAS
- Health Care Administrative Support
- Medical Coding: Certificate/Diploma/AAS
- Health Care Administration: Diploma/AAS
- Health Services Broad Field – AS
- Practical Nursing: Diploma
- LPN Step-In: AS
- Nursing Generic: AS
Family Safety Network (FSN) is a non-profit, tax exempt organization dedicated to providing confidential advocacy, support, and referral services to domestic violence victims and their children. FSN has been actively working with victims/survivors of domestic violence since 1993, when a group of concerned citizens saw a need for this type of service. We believe that direct advocacy and education is an important key in breaking the cycle of violence.
Our Mission is “To help keep families safe.”
We believe in the importance of family and are committed to the elimination of all forms of violence, that violence is an expression of power and control which ultimately leads to the complete deterioration of family, and that NO one deserves to be hit or threatened.
Our services include:
-Confidential personal and legal advocacy
-Help in filing court documents such as Orders for Protection and Harrassment Restraining Orders
-Accompaniment to court hearings and other appointments
-Women’s weekly support groups
-24 Hour Crisis Line 800-324-8151
-Public presentations for community education
-Information and referral services
The mission of the Oshki Manidoo “New Spirit” Center is to be a healing place with a holistic approach for Native American youth and non-Native American Youth to begin to embrace healthy behaviors and attitudes that will transform them, their families and communities.
Program emphasis includes substance use disorder, cultural foundations, physical wellness and strengthening family connections.
Youth will return to their community following successful discharge with a new outlook, understanding their importance as an integral part of the larger community, chemical free and able to sustain sobriety and continue their journey toward healthy living.
Operated by the White Earth Tribal Council
Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline
Free, confidential, 24/7. This call center is located in Minnesota. Calls are answered by trained staff and volunteers. If you or someone you know is struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts — call. Sometimes it’s easier to talk to somebody you don’t know.
HOURS OF AVAILABILITY
Members in 1st through 3rd grade:
2:40pm -6:00 p.m., M-F
Members in 4th through 12th grade
2:40-7 p.m., M-F
12:30-5:30 p.m., M-F
8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., M-F
Weather closings: We follow ISD 31 for weather closings.
All Club activities support youth development in at least one of three key program areas:
- Academic success to help youth achieve academic goals, stay in school, explore career interests, learn new skills and consider post-secondary education options.
…Project Learn engages Club members in tutoring, homework help, service projects and fun learning activities.
…Power Hour, ages 6-18, time set aside for working on homework, every day after school.
…Tutoring, ages 6-18, trained tutors work with Club members in specific subject areas.
….Bemidji Area Reading Canines, ages 6-12, read aloud to a specially trained dog to help youth build confidence in their reading skills.
….Technology Lab, ages 6-18, builds digital literacy by teaching kids how to use basic software and be safe online.
….Career Launch, ages 14-18, provides a range of services to guide Club members as they work toward high school graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and career success.
….Money Matters, ages 6-18, builds basic personal money management skills, including budgeting, saving and investing.
….National Fine Arts, ages 6-18, encourages artistic expression through drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, collage, mixed media and sculpture.
2. Healthy lifestyles to help youth engage in positive behaviors that nurture well-being, set personal goals and grow into self-sufficient adults, including daily physical activity, healthy food choices and an appreciation for the outdoors.
….Triple Play activities promote a healthy mind, body and soul.
….Healthy Habits, ages 6-18, incorporates healthy living and active learning in every part of the Club experience with an emphasis on good nutrition, regular physical activity and improving overall well-being.
….Club greenhouse, ages 6-18, on-site greenhouse engages youth in gardening, including cultivation and harvesting, planning healthful meals and snacks and selling fresh produce to area businesses and the Bemidji School District.
….Laketrails, ages 12-18, introduces up to 15 Club members to the wilderness with an eight-day canoeing adventure on Lake of the Woods.
….Goals for Growth, ages 6-12, builds skills needed to set and achieve goals and maintain motivation.
….SMART Moves, ages 6-18, helps youth resist the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and avoid premature sexual activity.
….Leadership Club, ages 12-18, engages Club members in leadership within the Club. Participants assist Club staff in the gym, game room and kitchen and volunteer within the Club and the community.
3. Character and leadership to empower youth to become engaged in the Club and the community, sustain meaningful relationships, respect one another and participate in the democratic process.
….Torch Club, ages 11-13, a small-group leadership and service club that focuses on service to Club and community, education, health and fitness and social recreation. Clubs can compete nationally for service awards.
….Keystone Club, ages 13-18, provides teens an opportunity to gain leadership and service experience as they conduct activities in three areas: academic success, career exploration and community service.
….Youth of the Year, ages 14-18, to recognize a teen Club member who exemplifies excellence in service to the Club, commitment to community and family, academic success, strong moral character, life goals and public speaking.
….Youth for Unity, ages 6-18, promotes and celebrates diversity while combating prejudice, bigotry and discrimination. Youth of all ages learn to appreciate themselves as unique and special individuals, understand diversity in society, recognize bias and unfairness and take personal leadership confronting bias.
….Year of Service Initiative, ages 6-18, focuses on a variety of events that provide opportunities for youth to engage as volunteers in the community or at the Club.
OUR MISSION: “BRINGING HOPE AND CHANGE THROUGH CLIENT-CENTERED TREATMENT THAT FOCUSES ON THE POTENTIAL FOR HEALTHIER INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILY SYSTEMS.”
WHO CAN I HELP?
People struggling with acculturation concerns.
Adjustment concerns (event-related stress, anxiety or anger onset in relation to adjusting to new family roles or losses (new caregiving roles), world or life events, employment changes and more.
Individuals who need to regain their self-confidence and self-worth; and who may benefit from setting some serious boundaries in life areas, so that they can move forward and feel happier and in control.
People who have just been stuck in their rut of feeling down for what may seem like forever. You may ask yourselves, “Was I born with this dark cloud? Because, really. Ugh!”
People who struggle with addictions that include, but are not limited to: overworking, substances, exercise and body image issues.
People who secretly struggle with OCD, social phobia, and other anxiety concerns.
People who need a counselor who can think outside the box and actively engage with them to pursue the beginning stages of change.
HOW MAY I HELP YOU?
Dual diagnosis services
WE PROMISE TO:
Serve all patients.
Offer discounted fees to patients who qualify.
Not deny services based on a person’s: race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation, inability to pay.
We accept insurance including: MA, CHIPS, Sanford Health Plan, Aetna, PrimeWest, BluePlus and BlueCross. We do work with some EAP services on a case by case basis.
We are 2.7 million strong – 1.9 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe that when girls are given the opportunity they can change the world.
Renew your membership at: GIRLSCOUTSLP.ORG/RENEW
Become a Girl Scout!
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)
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
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
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
Youth Housing/Transitional Living Program
610 Patriot Dr NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Independent Living Skills
610 Patriot Dr NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Ages: 16–21 with current or prior out-of-home placement
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
610 Patriot Dr NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
622 Mississippi Ave, Bemidji, MN 56601
Contact: Suicide Prevention Coordinator at (218) 441-4565
We offer help with basic reading and math, and we provide support for those seeking GED’s, the Standard Adult Diploma, citizenship, English language, computer skills and more!
Our Mission: Providing education, mentoring and support services that build strong individuals and families in the Northland Community School District.
- Education is an important key to building self-sufficient individuals and strong families.
- Every person has value. We operate out of consideration for each individual’s dignity.
- Strong families build strong communities.
- Healthy families and community systems are essential to supporting sustainable change in individuals.
- We strive for communities in which people are interdependent.
- We collaborate with other organizations that support our mission.
The Northland Area Family Services Center was created as a unique way to give rural access to county and educational services, and to meet community needs through innovative programming. Incorporated in 1996 as a 501C3, we serve the Northland Community School District and parts of Leech Lake Reservation. This is a population of 4,474 people (5.26 persons per square mile). In our service area 20% of households make less than $20,000 and 11.9% or 536 people in our community live below the poverty line.
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
The Take A Kid Fishing Mission:
To introduce young people to the outdoors through fishing in a safe, fun, educational and mentored atmosphere. Providing the resources and opportunities so that area youth and families may experience firsthand and realize the healthy, fun and rewarding sport of fishing.
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.
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.
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
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.