Employment and training services to residents of Beltrami, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, Hubbard and Cass Counties.
Bemidji’s Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) program and School Readiness (SR) are for all families in the Bemidji School District who have preschool age children. We recognize that parents are a child’s first and most important teachers — and that sometimes parents need support and encouragement for this responsibility! ECFE/SR offers a variety of classes for you and your child: infants to pre-kindergarten.
Senior Volunteer Support Services:
Volunteers provide services such as grocery shopping assistance and local transportation for medical or other pre-approved appointments. (We are unable to provide MA Medical Transportation) Services are billed on a sliding fee scale. Requests must be made 3-5 days before the need.
Homemaking and Chore Services:
Homemakers provide light housekeeping, meal preparation, laundry assistance, and shopping as needed. Services available through county alternative care or elderly waiver, long term care insurance, and private pay basis.
7 days a week 24 hours per day based on availability. Certified nursing assistants or qualified volunteers provide relief for the primary caregivers of persons who are chronically ill or living with a disability. There must be an identified primary caregiver to qualify for this service. Respite care is available through county alternative care or elderly waiver, long term care insurance and also on a private pay basis on a sliding fee scale.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers:
An evidence based series of six week educational classes focusing on the needs of the caregiver, or family and friends who are caring for older adults, suffering from stroke, Alzheimer’s Parkinson’s disease or similar long term conditions. The class provides skills and confidence to better care for yourself while caring for others.
Caregiver Coaching and Assessment:
Providing education and emotional support to caregivers. The support group provides an opportunity for caregivers to say what they are feeing in a supportive environment while learning new strategies and resources in our community.
Caregiver Support Group:
The primary purpose of the Caregiver Support Group is to provide education and emotional support to caregivers. The support group provides an opportunity for caregivers to say what they are feeling in a supportive environment while learning new strategies and resources in our community.
Aging Life Care Management:
A holistic, client-centered approach to caring for older adults or others facing ongoing health challenges. Working with individuals, elders and families, the expertise of Aging Life Care Professionals provides the answers at a time of uncertainty through: Assessment and Service Coordination; Planning and Problem-Solving, Education and Advocacy; Family Caregiver Coaching.
ACT on Alzheimer’s:
A national program designed to create dementia friendly communities that involves: 1) Raising awareness of Alzheimer’s, 2) Transforming attitudes, 3) Moving people to action, and 4) Supporting family and friend caregivers by providing accessible information, resources, and in-person support. There are multiple options and a variety of services and package plans. Contact us to inquire about specific costs and to find out if you are eligible to receive a reduced rate.
The Bemidji Workforce Center is one of nearly 50 workforce centers statewide working to help: job seekers find employment, businesses find workers and anyone at any stage explore and plan careers. Workshops concerning Skills Identification, Creative Job Search, Resume and Cover Letter preparation, Interviewing and job application completion are available. Many services are free of charge.
The Beltrami Area Service Collaborative is a joint powers agreement intended to:
Promote healthy development of children, pre-conceptual to age seven. Support pre-conceptual and prenatal education, parenting skills, prevention and early detection of child abuse and neglect.
Support healthy development of school-aged youth through social and educational achievement and asset building activities.
Support families, schools, and communities in effectively serving youth that are exhibiting emotional, behavioral, and delinquency problems.
CHILDREN’S SERVICES AND PROGRAMS:
Child Placement and Respite Services
Children’s Mental Health Services
Family Preservation Services
Foster Care Licensing and Adoptions
Parent Support Outreach and Child Welfare Services
Services to Persons with Alcohol and Drug Addiction
Services to Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Services to the Elderly and Physically Disabled Adults and Children
Services to Persons with Serious Mental Illness
Adult Protection Services
Licensing of Adult Foster Care and Child Care
CHILD CARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CCAP)
Child care assistance is available to parents who are receiving assistance under the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) and parents whose income is at or below 175% of the Federal Poverty guideline and are in an approved activity. It is important for parents to know their child is well-cared for while they are at work, looking for work, obtaining training or going to school in order to secure employment. Application is required to have eligibility determined. CCAP may not cover all child care costs. Parental amounts depend on the family’s income, the number of people in the family, and how much the child care provider charges. The goal is to assist the family to maintain employment and gain self-sufficiency.
Every child needs financial and emotional support and every child has the right to support from both parents. Minnesota’s child support program benefits children by enforcing parental responsibility for child support.
Either parent of a child may apply or qualify for certain support services from the Child Support Unit. Depending on the circumstances associated with the case, threre may be fees assessed for collection unless the applicant receives public assistance (Minnesota Family Investment Program, Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, or Childcare Assistance.)
*Establishing and enforcing court orders for basic medical and childcare
*Working with other states to enforce support orders
*Collecting and processing payments
*Assisting clients throughout the child support process
Home Health Care – Administer a Class A License Medicare certified home health care program.
WIC – Women, Infants, & Children – Nutrition and breast feeding education program.
Immunization Clinic – Immunizations are available for infants, children, and adults.
Maternal and Child Health Family Home Visiting – Visits to pregnant women, infants and children for assessment, education, support and referral for community resources.
Child & Teen Checkups – Child and Teen Checkups and follow-up for children 0-21 years who are eligible for Medical Assistance.
Car Seat Education – Child passenger Safety Seat Technicians instruct on proper use of and assist with installation of car seats for infants and children.
PrimeWest – A Medicaid-managed health plan serving 13 rural counties in Minnesota. The plan was created to respond to the specific needs of their low-income residents.
Public Health Preparedness – Planning with community partners for coordinated emergency response to natural and man-made disasters.
BELTRAMI COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH PROVIDES WOMEN, INFANTS, CHILDREN (WIC), IMMUNIZATIONS, CHILD AND TEEN CHECKUPS, MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH, FAMILY HOME VISITING.
SHOTS FOR ALL AGES, BREASTFEEDING COUNSELING, HOME VISITS, PLANNING FOR COMMUNITY WIDE EMERGENCIES, HEALTH SCREENINGS, EDUCATION AND REFERRALS
Veterans Service provides benefits and services to the veterans and their dependents in a responsive, timely and compassionate manner in recognition of their service to the Nation.
It is the goal , in partnership with the Veterans Health Administration and the National Cemetery Administration, to provide benefits and services to the veterans and their families in recognition of their service to the Nation. Our vision is that the veterans whom we serve will feel that our Nation has kept its commitment to them. Courage, honesty, trust, respect, open communication, and accountability will be reflected in our day to day behavior.
Veteran Service Officers are qualified and certified by the State of Minnesota and the Department of Veterans Affairs to file claims in the behalf of veterans.
For a Copy of a Military Discharge (DD214), a Request for the Release of Private Data must be submitted.
A neutral, child friendly site for conflict free custody exchanges and documented supervised visitation by two staff. All custodial parties must complete an intake before service will be scheduled. Court orders not mandatory. Services are provided on a sliding fee basis. Services are available Monday – Friday and every other weekend depending on availability.
A nighttime shelter for chronic homeless people struggling with chemical dependency. Able to house 16 people during the winter months. Serving single adults 18+ years old, male or female. Open 8:00am – 8:00pm each day. Showers and laundry facilities are available on site. Clients CAN be intoxicated upon arrival.
Low Rent Public Housing:
Bemidji: Northland Apartments and scattered site housing.
Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher:
Rental assistance subsidy for very low and extremely low inome:
Beltrami, Clearwater and Mahnomen counties.
Subsidy program by referral from the Mental Health Initiative
For supervised parolees’ by referral from the Department of Corrections
Park Place for individuals who are homeless.
Headwaters Music & Arts is an independent non-profit located in downtown Bemidji. Our mission is to provide opportunities for creativity through instruction and inspire the community through music and the arts. We believe that we can further enrich the health and wellness of individuals and the community by offering exceptional music and art education programs and events to all.
Our music program includes one-on-one music lessons on a wide variety of instruments as well as vocal instruction, pre-school parent-child music classes, and music enrichment events. Community initiatives include a senior chorus, bell choir, and monthly open mic nights. Art offerings include pottery for youth and adults, child and teen after school art clubs, and workshops and classes for kids and adults. Financial assistance is available for most youth activities.
Housing Matters connects and supports clients in the following areas:
Landlord and Tenancy Supports
In Home Case Management
Independent Living Skills
Assistance in understanding benefits
And many other services
A.C. Clark Library – Bemidji State University
1500 Birchmont Dr NE, #28, Bemidji, MN 56601
218-755-3342 / 1-800-860-0234
Bagley Public Library – Lake Agassiz Regional Library
79 Spencer Ave SW, Bagley, MN 56621
Baudette Public Library
110 1st Ave SW, Baudette, MN 56623
Beltrami County Law Library
600 Minnesota Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Blackduck Community Library
72 1st St SE, Blackduck, MN 56630
Cass Lake Community Library
223 Cedar Ave, Cass Lake, MN 56633
Cummings Library: Oak Hills Christian College
1600 Oak Hills Rd SW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Kelliher Library and Information Center: Old School Center
243 Clark Ave N, Kelliher, MN 56650
Hours: Monday and Thursday 10:00am – 1:00pm and Thursday 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Margaret Welch Memorial Library
5051 State Hwy 84, Longville, MN 56655
Park Rapids Area Library
210 West Frist St., Park Rapids, MN 65470
Pine River Public Library
212 Park Ave, Pine River, MN 56474
Walker Public Library
207 4th St, Walker, MN 56484
The Bemidji Area Office (BAO) provides service and support to 34 Federally-recognized Tribes and 4 Urban Indian Health programs located in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Tribal Health services are provided through 11 P.L. 93-638 Title V compacts and 23 Title I contracts. Urban Indian Health programs are located in Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; Milwaukee, WI; and Minneapolis, MN. Tribes in the Bemidji Area include Ojibwe (Chippewa), Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Mohican, Oneida, Odawa, Potawatomi, and Sioux.
The BAO operates 3 Federal/direct service programs on behalf of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians and the White Earth Band of Chippewa Indians of Minnesota. These Federal/direct service programs, Cass Lake Hospital, Red Lake Hospital, and White Earth Health Center, are staffed by approximately 500 federal civil service employees and Public Health Service (PHS) Commissioned Officers. These federal employees are comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, laboratory technicians, radiology technicians, behavioral health practitioners, dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, optometrists, optical technicians, dietitians, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physical therapists, engineers, sanitarians, equipment technicians, health information managers, administrators, acquisition, supply, finance, information technology and clerical staff. In addition, there are numerous specialty clinics provided in our Federal/direct service programs by local private health care specialists.
Tribal and Urban programs directly employ a multitude of health care providers and allied staff such as, mental health, substance abuse counselors, and community health nurses and representatives. Services not available through Tribal or BAO Federal/direct service programs may be delivered through Contract Health Services (CHS).
Adult Enrichment 218-333-3284
Early Childhood Family Education and School Readiness 218-333-8329
School Age Care (Kids and Company) 218-333-3284 x2
Youth Programs (Football, Tennis, Volleyball, Curling and Basketball) 218-333-3284
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.
Peoples Church is a multicultural mission congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, with a special emphasis on outreach to people living in poverty. Ten years ago Pastor Bob Kelly and Carol Kelly–moved by the spiritual and medical needs of the poor and homeless in the Bemidji, Minnesota area–started the ministry.
Peoples Church offers ministries in worship, referral, hospitality, food, clothing, and other basic needs as well as our unique bike ministry. The congregation is a full-fledged member church of the denomination and is noted for its ministries.
In order to stay at People’s Church individuals must be interviewed by Bob Kelly or Julia Plum.
The goal of the Victim Services Program is to help ease the physical, emotional, and financial misfortunes caused by criminal victimization and to reduce the confusion and inconvenience that may be caused by involvement in the criminal justice system.
Victim Rights Information
Court Hearing Notification
Victim Impact Statements
Witness Services and Reception
Court-Related Child Care
Restitution & Reparations Claims Assistance
Counseling Information & Referrals
Integrative Medicine: healing oriented medicine that considers the whole person (mind, body and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. Internal medicine: specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Acupuncture: an ancient healing art that is traditionally understood as enhancing and improving the flow of vital energy (Chi or Qi) through the body.
There is no office so please call our number and leave a voicemail. We will get back to you within a few hours. We offer person-to-person service and support to individuals in need with such items as food/gas/clothing vouchers, utilities, rent, deposits, repairs, etc. We then schedule a home visit or meet with you in Bemidji. Even while we may be able to help with some immediate need, financial or household items, our primary focus is to partner with you and help you in the long term.
218-366-0174 – Walker