Mission-Values: “Strengthening Families and Building a Strong Community”
Vision: “All families have what they need to reach their full potential and contribute to their community” Our work at the Family Center is guided by the following values; respect, integrity, compassion and honesty.
It’s our goal to provide local children and their families the support they need to function as strong, healthy family units. We offer a variety of services, programs and opportunities for families…please browse our site to see how we may be of service to you.
Pine River-Backus Family Center
245 Barclay Ave.
P.O. Box 1
Pine River, MN 56474
(located downtown Pine River in the Community Resources Center)
Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 4:00pm
Friday 8:00am – 3:00pm
At Happy Dancing Turtle, S.O.I.L.s is what we do. It means the practice and promotion of Sustainability; Outreach to our Minnesota community; the Innovation to develop meaningful programs and spur local entrepreneurship; Learning/Sharing by offering workshops, conferences, and classes; and providing Leadership and fostering champions in our communities.
Eco-Camp: Teaches sustainability, environmental responsibility, and health eating habits through games, field trips, and other activities. Four age groups: (Pre-K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6). Four sessions during the summer, call for times.
Back to Basics: A daylong event with a focus on environmental stewardship, eating healthy, living sustainably and fun. Usually the last week in January, visit website for details.
Garden Tours: Demonstration site of resilient living, organic gardening, health eating and lots of fun. Please call to set up a tour.
The Veterans Services Division is part of the Health, Human, and Veteran Services Department. Our goal is to provide unparalleled customer service to the veterans of Cass County, with an emphasis on individual needs and personalized benefits counseling. Our customers have paid in advance for these services and deserve only the best. An individual’s right to privacy and confidentiality is always respected. We are happy to assist veterans or their dependents on a walk-in or by appointment basis and we also offer service in several satellite locations throughout the county.
Where: 218 Washburn Avenue
When: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Where: Cass Lake Municipal Center, 330 2nd St. NW
When: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where: Pillager Family Center, 305 Fir Ave. West
When: 3rd Thursday of every month from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: The Depot, 45 West Main Street
When: The 1st Thursday of every month from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Where: Health, Human and Veterans Services Building, 400 Michigan Ave W.
When: Monday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Cass County residents 60 years old or better: service of last resort.
GoSafe: Access to help both at home and on the go and includes an AutoAlert pendant that contacts Lifeline automatically when it detects a fall.
HomeSafe: A medical alert service that provides peace of mind when you are in or around your home. Available with AutoAlert fall detection technology, which is designed to sense when you fall and contact us even if you can’t or don’t push your button.
Lifeline Response App: A smart phone app with a one-touch call button, giving you a direct line to a Lifeline response associate ready to help.
Medication Dispensing Service: This pill-dispensing machine is loaded with single-dose cups of medication, and we program it to sound a reminder and dispense medication at the chosen times.
Discount Prescription Card: 1-888-884-7713 13-25% on the cost of prescription drugs at Pharmacies that accept the card.
Minnesota Drug Card: http://www.mndrugcard.com A free statewide discount prescription assistance program.
National Organization for Rare Disorders: 800-999-NORD NORD administers programs of last resort for certain prescription pharmaceuticals; call for specifics.
PFIZER helpful answers: 866-706-2400 Provides prescription help to ANYONE who does not have healthcare insurance regardless of age or income. Families earning less than $31,000 per year can qualify for free medications.
Prescription Drug Assistance Program: 573-996-3333 For a $5 fee per drug request, fully refundable if a patient doesn’t qualify, Free Medicine Foundation will wade through the paperwork and coordinate free drug distribution to eligible applicants through their personal physicians. More than 100 pharmaceutical companies have these free prescription programs.
RXconnect: 800-333-2433 Service to help people find, choose and apply for drug discount options such as: drug manufacturer patient assistance program, Medicare approved drug discount cards, transitional assistance and other cost saving options.
Bemidji 218-333-9111 or 218-333-4271
Beltrami County 218-333-9111 or 911
Blackduck Police 218-835-4802
Kelliher Substation 218-647-8210
Cass Lake Police and Sheriff’s Dept 218-335-7108
Leech Lake Tribal Police 218-335-7108
Red Lake Police 218-679-3313
Al-Anon/Alateen Hotline 1-800-872-0336
Alcoholics Anonymous 952-922-0880
Be Sober Hotline 1-800-BE-SOBER
Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-422-4453
Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233
Domestic Violence Crisis Line (this number connects with the nearest safe shelter) 1-866-223-1111
GLBT Youth Support Hotline 1-800-850-8078
Incest Hotline for Guys: M.A.L.E. 1-800-949-6523
Mental Health Crisis Line 1-800-422-0045
National Drug Abuse Hotline 1-800-622-4357
Poison Control 1-800-222-1222
Self-Injury Hotline 1-800-366-8288
Sexual Assault Hotline 1-800-656-4673
Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
Teen Runaway Hotline 1-800-621-4000
Crisis Text Line: “MN” to 741741
Essentia Health Centers:
Bagley Clinic, 121 Central St W, Bagley, MN 56621 218-694-6281
Baxter Essentia Health St. Joseph’s, 13060 Isle Dr, Baxter, MN 56425 218-828-2880 or 1-800-277-8262
Brainerd Essentia Health St. Joseph’s, 2024 S 6th St, Brainerd, MN 56401 218-828-2880 or 1-800-277-8262
Cross Lake Essentia Health St. Joseph’s, 35205 County Rd 3, Cross Lake, MN 56442 218-692-1010
Hackensack Clinic, 110 3rd St S., Hackensack, MN 56452 218-675-5044
Menahga, 212 Aspen Ave South, #1, Megahga, MN 218-564-4131
Oklee Essentia Health, 400 Governor St., Oklee, MN 56742 218-796-4525
Park Rapids Clinic, 705 Pleasant Ave, Park Rapids, MN 218-732-2800
Pequot Lakes Essentia Health, 4317 West Woodman St., Pequot Lakes, MN 56472 218-568-4416
Pillager Essentia St. Joseph’s, 680 Pillsbury St N., Pillager, MN 56473 218-746-4527
Pine River Essentia St. Joseph’s, 415 Barclay Ave, Pine River, MN 56474 218-587-4416
Remer Clinic, 9 Birch St NE, Remer, MN 218-5661441
Walker, 110D Michigan Ave, Walker, MN 56484 218-547-6900
Cass Lake Indian Health Services
425 7th St NW, Cass Lake, MN 56633
Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center
523 North 3rd St, Brainerd, MN
Red Lake Indian Health Services Hospital
1 Hospital Dr, Red Lake, MN 56671
Bemidji: 1300 Anne St NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Bagley: Bagley Medical Center, 203 4th St NW, Bagley, MN
Shriners Children’s Hospital
2025 E River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55414
612-596-6100 or 888-293-2832
A one stop telephone hotline for Senior needs and concerns. The Senior LinkAge Line® is the Minnesota Board on Aging’s free statewide information and assistance service. The Senior LinkAge Line® service is provided by six Area Agencies on Aging that cover all 87 counties of Minnesota and helps connect you to local services.
Apply for unemployment benefits on line at http://www.uimn.org
“Providing Conflict Solutions for all Minnesotans”
Mediation is a conversation between two or more people who disagree, facilitated by one or more trained mediators. The conversation is informal and all participants are given time to talk about their concerns. Decision-making remains with the participants. Mediation is voluntary, confidential and it works.
Mediation is an alternative to going to court. Not all cases are appropriate for mediation. But most disputes can be settled using time tested mediation techniques that allow both parties to decide the outcome that works best for them collectively and individually.
We provide unbiased information, reviewed by medical experts, so our readers can make an informed decision on the next steps in their, or a loved one’s, drug rehabilitation journey. Our goal is to help individuals and loved ones by providing them with information and support on different addictions and recovery resources available to them. We are an informational website that connects addicts and their families with the help they need to put their lives together.
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.
Faith in Action is a non-profit, volunteer driven, organization serving people in need throughout Cass County, Minnesota.
Faith in Action Volunteers provide non-medical, neighborly assistance to older adults, adults with disabilities, and others experiencing difficult circumstances. Volunteers lend a hand, help make connections, and give peace of mind.
If you or your family member are having trouble sustaining independent living due to age, health, difficult circumstances, or lack of resources, give us a call today.
Everyone qualifies! There are no age or income restrictions.
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.