Senior Companion/Foster Grandparent Program of LSS

PO Box 1518 , Walker MN 56484
PO Box 1518 , Walker Minnesota US
Foster Grandparent:
Make a lasting difference in the lives of children and youth. Our Foster Grandparent Program provides opportunities for volunteers 55 and over to work with kids across the state.
Senior Companion:

Our Senior Companion Program provides an opportunity for volunteers 55 and over to support elderly individuals who have difficulty with daily tasks.

RSVP Program:

Looking for other opportunities to volunteer? Our RSVP Program covers a wide range of volunteer opportunities to strengthen our communities across Minnesota.

119 Aspen Ave NW, Cass Lake, MN 56633 30.92 km

The Leech Lake Diabetes Clinic (LLDC) and Program specializes in the treatment and medical management of people living with diabetes and its co-morbidities, as well educating the Leech Lake community on Diabetes Prevention. Clinical appointments are offered in Cass Lake, Bemidji, Ball Club, Inger and Onigum. Clinic visits can include physical examinations, laboratory tests, diagnoses, medication prescriptions and diabetic foot exams. The medical record process is used in assisting patients achieve the standards of care for diabetes. Referrals are made as needed.

The clinic provides Diabetes Self-Management Education/Training (DSME) and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) for patients, families, and friends. The information is offered in individual and group settings, classes and community events.  This includes education on healthy food choices, carbohydrate counting, blood glucose self-monitoring, physical activity, weight loss, medications, insulin use, insulin pump use, smoking cessation, coping, depression, behavior change and support.

113 Balsam Ave NW, Cass Lake MN 56633 30.93 km

Support and services for victims who are or have experienced domestic and sexual assault, dating violence and stalking.  Services area is the Leech Lake Reservation including portions of Cass, Hubbard, Itasca and Beltrami Counties.

411 1st Street or PO Box 157, Cass Lake MN 56633 30.94 km

Anishinabe Legal Services is a Legal Services Corporation (LSC) grantee and independent 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides free legal assistance to low-income individuals living on or near the Leech Lake, Red Lake, & White Earth Reservations in Northwestern Minnesota.

ALS represents clients before tribal courts, state courts, and agencies to help them protect their rights. Anishinabe Legal Services has offices in Leech Lake, Red Lake, and White Earth.

Residents of Leech Lake, White Earth, and Red Lake reservations whose income and assets fall within the financial eligibility guidelines. Services are also provided to residents of Leech Lake, White Earth, Grand Portage, and Bois Forte who are 60 and older regardless of income.

208 Central Ave or PO Box 817, Cass Lake MN 56633 30.94 km

Walker: 218-547-1853

Walker Area Community Center 

105 Tower Ave 

P.O.Box 327

Walker, MN 56484

Deer River: 218-246-3440

500 5th Street SE Deer River, MN 56636

Services provided:

  • Health and life skills
  • Character and leadership development
  • The Arc (Arts and crafts)
  • Sports/recreation/fitness
  • Education and career
PO Box 499, 23990 Hwy 1 Red Lake, MN 56671 30.94 km

Red Lake Elementary School (RLES) and the Early Childhood Center (ECC) is an indescribably amazing and important place! Within these two buildings, over 700 precious young lives spend a good portion of their day! With that in mind, it is very, very important that your child loves school! Truly, there is very little that is more essential than for a young person to have a rich and enjoyable school experience.

Every one of our students has wonderful hopes and dreams and deserves a school experience and environment where they feel the respect and appreciation and care of staff and fellow classmates while they learn and grow!
We look forward to a great year! The Red Lake Elementary School and Early Childhood Center continues to emphasize and implement Responsive Classroom (RC) principles and practices. RC provides a structure for us that promotes a school environment that is challenging and safe, and where kindness and respect for one another are paramount in importance.
Our theme for 2017-2018 at the RLES is “Heroes in Training!” We like this theme very much as we can emphasize all year that we are heroes to our classmates when we help them with their school work, when we are a buddy to them when they are down, when we help them to behave, when we are kind and thoughtful, and when we are not a bystander in a bully situation. The opportunities for us to be heroic every day are endless!
Our web site is constantly changing. We try to keep it current with pictures, newsletters and educational links. This can be a challenge as the school days can be so busy! However, we are trying!
Support Services Include:
Community Education

Community Education at the Red Lake School District #38 provides a Holistic Approach to educational based programming, activities and events. The best interest of the reservation community includes finding ways to utilize the funding which will be inclusive of residents of all ages.

Community Education Youth Leadership

The Leadership portion of Community Education gives students the opportunity to develop skills which will apply to life skills. This includes time management, cooperation in groups, volunteering for projects which enhance the reservation community, job skills and a connection to education through good school attendance.
Students are recruited to assist with the projects that Comedu offers such as the Teen Health Fair, Comprehensive Health Fair, sports events, educational camps, field trips, concessions at the Red Lake High School and collaborative efforts with other programs.

Youth Enrichment

The theory of Best Practice in the educational system means that students are able to learn and enrich their horizons by hands on learning. Along with hands on learning we recognize that Native youth have certain learning styles. As each student has a learning style which may be different, acknowledging and honoring the child and youth enriches their perspective of the educational system. Collaborations with Targeted Services, Home School Liaisons, Comprehensive Health,Chemical Health, Indian Health Services,Oshkiimaajitadah and other programs gives Community Education the ability to provide services to students.
Enrichment projects are also Cultural based, Native American, primarily  Ojibwe. There have been several films made by students along with drum making, beading, craft designs. Youth have been encouraged in projects such as Targeted
Service to increase knowledge through hands on learning.

Kloster Park

Kloster Park is a summer baseball/softball program based in Clearbrook, Mn. Both boys and girls 9-13 years of age are eligible to attend. This give students one day per week for eight weeks to meet other youth from the surrounding area. There is
a World Series at Clearbrook which brings together families and numerous communities.
Students who have participated at Kloster Park are eligible to become coaches and/or umpires when they turn fifteen. This is a great opportunity for youth to use this coaching time on their resumes.

Teen Health Fair

Each year on the first Friday of November, Community Education along with numbers of partnerships/collaborators hold a Teen Health Fair at the Red Lake High School.
The Teen Health Fair, an annual event hosts a Holistic approach
to student’s cultural  background. There is a host drum which is in the middle of the gym and a variety of disciplines.
Indian Health Services, Comprehensive Health Services, Evergreen House, Chemical Health, Early Childhood Family Education, Red Lake Tribal College, massage therapy, biofeedback, herbal therapy, aroma therapy, diabetes information and numbers of other booths are available as resources and education for students.

Parents As Teachers

Community Education is a partner with the Parents As Teachers program. Parents As Teachers is a curriculum that gives parents the opportunity to learn about being their children’s first teachers. The classes are geared for Early Childhood but can be used for children of any age.
Classes are offered at the Early Childhood center at Red Lake and at Oshkimaajiitahdaa.


Community Education has hosted numbers of workshops with themes on Parent Education, Prevention of birth  defects, prevention of fetal alcohol syndrome, Parents As Teachers and other  related  topics. It is the intention of the Red Lake School district  to provide  educational outreach for the families and reservation community.

55 and over Insurance classes

It is our intention to hold the 55+ classes each year. There are the regular classes and the renewal classes. We have not been able to secure an instructor this past year but are working to continue this service.

Crafts Classes

Crafts classes are held in Ponemah at the Boy’s and Girl’s club. The classes are for adults but the environment at the club helps so that participants can bring children who can then have their own activities. Classes will be blanket making, pillow making and other crafts. Christmas there is cookie making and an assortment of fun give away presents. LIVIT
Community Education is a partner with the Department of Indian Works, Minneapolis which has provided  us with a curriculum to teach Sexual Health. Workshops are offered  in the Red Lake High School and Oshiimaajitahdaa.

Summer Activities

Summer activities  for youth are planned with a number  of partners  which also include Red Lake Law Enforcement. It is the intent of the district to assist in planning a continuum for a variety  of activities  during the summer.

Community Education Advisory Board

The Community Education Advisory Board has four meetings per year. The board is a volunteer  group and discusses what resources are available for the reservation  community.

Cass Lake, MN, United States 30.94 km

Bi-County CAP: 218-547-3438 or 1-800-332-7135

Cass Lake Housing & Redevelopment Authority: 218-335-2674

225 First St NW, Cass Lake, MN 56633
PO Box 397, Cass Lake, MN 56633
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30

Long term, low-income housing and assistance to the city with redevelopment.

Leech Lake Homeless Shelter: 218-335-7271

Leech Lake Housing Authority: 218-335-8280

611 Elm Ave, Cass Lake, MN 56633
PO Box 938, Cass Lake, MN 56633
Fax: 218-335-8367
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30

Equal opportunity housing, open to the public.

22195 State Route 34, Nevis, MN 56467, United States 30.95 km

Pine Manor Inc (Chemical Dependency Services) is a drug treatment facility providing substance abuse treatment and detoxification with partial hospitalization or day treatment, residential short-term treatment, and residential long-term treatment. No special groups or programs are supported for this Minnesota drug rehab center. Private health insurance and self payment is accepted.

208 Central Ave, Cass Lake, MN 56633, United States 31 km

The Area Learning Center provides a rigorous curriculum that demands a high level of engagement in academics, positive behaviors, exemplary attendance, social skill building and teamwork, which allows hands-on, project-based, community service projects to connect to real world learning. The MN Graduation Standards are embedded in the curriculum. Students receive instruction in a variety of ways and settings.

  • Individualized Instruction: CLPs (Continual Learning Plans) are tailored to meet the student’s academic needs and interests.
  • Intensives: Focus on a particular topic covering all academic disciplines for a short, intensive amount of time with a variety of fieldwork in different core classes.
  • Adventure/Fitness: Innovative Physical Education Curriculum that focuses on fitness, wellness, and nutrition.
  • In-Depth Investigation: Interesting, purposeful, engaging investigation of compelling topics. Reading and writing activities are embedded throughout the board.
  • Independent Study: Students many take advantage of a wide spectrum of classes at the ALC by enrolling Dual-Enrolled or Full-Time. This program also offeres Teen Parenting Classes
208 Central Avenue NW, Cass Lake MN 56633 31.01 km

The Cass Lake-Bena Schools are located on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation and proudly serves a student population rich in Ojibwe culture and history. The student body is comprised of 90% American Indian students. Indian studies classes in language, history, and culture are offered to all students in all grades.

Schools include:
  1. Cass Lake-Bena Elementary School, grades Preschool – 4th
    * All day every day Kindergarten, with a 2 year option
  2. Cass Lake Middle School, grades 5 – 8
  3. Cass Lake-Bena High School, grades 9 – 12
  4. Area Learning Center, grades 7 – 12 alternative education programs


All schools include:
  1. Special education services on site, with additional services available through Bemidji Regional Inter-District Council for special education
  2. In-school small group instruction and after school tutoring programs
  3. Research-based education methods, including project based learning and grade-specific initiatives
  4. Cooperative efforts with Leech Lake Tribal College, Bemidji State University, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Montana
  5. Wide variety of activities including sports and arts
  6. Student support services: on-site counseling, home-school advocates, School Social Worker and School Resource Officer

High School
15308 State Highway 371 NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633
Ph: 218-335-2203
Fx: 218-335-7649

Middle School
15314 State Highway 371 NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633
Ph: 218-335-2203
Fx: 218-335-1194

Elementary School
15 Fourth Street NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633
Ph: 218-335-2201
Fx: 218-335-8538


Grant Utley Avenue Northwest, Cass Lake, MN 56633, USA 31.14 km

Our mission is to provide a quality and creative approach to individual and community based exercise programming to ultimately control and prevent diabetes in our community.

Also note: person(s) do not need to have Diabetes to use the fitness center.

Membership includes

  • Orientation with fitness equipment – Those who have diabetes will have priority on any of the exercise machines
  • Fitness assessments, personal exercise plans
  • Personal training sessions
  • Group exercise classes – Click here for current class schedule >
  • Fitness challenges with incentives
  • Annual memorial walk/run
  • Monitor blood sugar pre/post exercise (if needed)
  • Monitor blood pressure pre/post exercise (if needed)
  • Help obtain medical clearance (if needed)
  • Locker room with showers
  • Pool use at Palace and Northern Lights Casinos

Eligibility Requirements

Open to all community members

Documents Requested

Medical Clearance – fitness staff will determine if person(s) need a medical clearance from their provider before fitness center use.

Free Membership
It is our policy that you MUST show proof* of one (1) of the eligibility requirements.

  • Persons of minimum 1/4 blood quantum of recognized tribal affiliation.
  • Current employee of the LLBO, MCT, LL Gaming, Tribal Police, LLTC or IHS

* (1) photo Tribal ID, (2) photo Work Badge, (3) IHS letterhead prescription from provider, (4) a letter from MCT/Tribe stating your blood quantum, (5) letter from supervisor stating current employment (6) current check stub.

Those who do not qualify for a free membership will pay:

Individual Membership Family Membership
1 day pass $5.00
1 week $15.00
1 month $30.00
3 months $75.00
6 months $130.00
12 months $240.00
Immediate family ONLY.

1 month $50.00
3 months $125.00
6 months $220.00
12 months $340.00

Fees are nonrefundable & nontransferable.

Method of payment

Cash or check

Gym Rules

  • Diabetic clients have first priority on the equipment
  • Use equipment at your own risk
  • Sanitize equipment after use
  • Return all equipment after use and re-rack your weights
  • No horseplay allowed
  • Appropriate footwear required while using equipment and lifting weights
  • Know your limits; use a spotter as needed
  • No gym bags, coats, etc. on gym floor; use lockers and coat rack
  • Not responsible for lost or stolen items; locks available upon request
  • No food allowed on the gym floor
  • All liquids must be in containers with lids
  • For safety reasons, no children under 10 allowed
  • Be considerate of others

Code of Behavior

All fitness center participants are required to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner. Inappropriate language (swearing, derogatory terms, etc.), inappropriate behavior and harassment are not allowed on the premises. Proper use of the equipment is required. If you do not know how to operate the machines, the fitness staff will be happy to assist you. There is a zero tolerance policy when it comes to horseplay in the fitness center and on the machines. You will be asked to leave if you do not follow the Code of Behavior and Gym Rules!

Age Restrictions

  • Children 13 and under must have an adult with to supervise them during each visit.
  • Children 11 and under must have a medical clearance on file.
  • For safety reasons, no children under 10 allowed.
  • Young adults 14-17, who do not follow the Gym Rules and Code of Behavior, will need to have an adult accompany them on future visits.


Lockers are available for your use while working out; there is no overnight storage. If you want to use a lock, you can sign one out, free of charge, from the Fitness Staff. Showers are also available. You must provide your own towel and shower supplies.

Pool Agreement

The Leech Lake Diabetes Fitness Program has an agreement with the Palace and Northern Lights Hotels for members of the Fitness Center to use their pools free of charge. You must obtain signed documents from the Fitness Staff to bring to the hotel. All rules and regulations of the hotel pool must be followed and will be enforced.

Medical Clearance

If the Health History Questionnaire identifies a medical condition, you must have a medical clearance to exercise. Please ask Fitness Staff for a blank copy of our medical clearance form for your medical provider to fill out.

420 Grant Utley Avenue Northwest, Cass Lake, MN, USA 31.22 km
218-335-4556 or 218-335-4566 (main)218-335-4556 or 218-335-4566 (main)

Registered nurses that offer support to families through education, assessment, skilled nursing, referral networking, and incentives.

We believe in You ~ is the foundation of our home visiting program for any pregnant woman, mother or caregiver of children up to the age of 3.  Dads are encouraged to participate and are welcomed.  We encourage self development and support positive decision making skills for the strengthening of our families and their futures.

We believe in You ~ when life is going well, complicated or the worst you feel it can be.  We are here to help you see the strength you have within.  This program supports the Native American families that are IHS eligible as well.


5076 State Highway 84 NE, Longville, MN 56655 31.24 km

Thrift/used merchandise store


5070 State Highway 84, Longville, MN, USA 31.25 km
6216 Upper Cass Frontage Road Northwest, Cass Lake, MN, United States 31.43 km

Areas Served

Leech Lake Reservation, Cass County, Beltrami County, Hubbard County & Itasca County

Title III. Congregate Meals

Meal provision to an elderly client or other eligible participant at a nutrition site, senior center or some other congregate setting.

Eligibility Requriements

Persons who are 60+ years of age or older and spouse, regardless of age and other eligible individuals.

Documents Requested

  • Proof of age
  • Proof of residency

Intake Procedure

Walk-in or call for more information


None, contributions are accepted.

Guests can eat for the cost of $4.50.


Title III. Home Delivered Meals

Meal provision to an elder or other eligible participant at the client’s place of residence.

Eligibility Requriements

Home delivered meal recipients must be 60 years of age or older, home bound by reason of illness, disability or functional need, and unable to prepare their own meals. Meals may be made available to individuals with disabilities who reside in a non-institutional household with and are accompanied by an individual eligible for congregate meals.

Documents Requested

  • Proof of age
  • Proof of residency

Intake Procedure

Walk-in or call for more information


None, contributions are accepted.


Title VI. Congregate and Home Delivered Meals

Eligibility will include enrolled members of any recognized tribe aged 55-59 years or over within the program service area. Eligibility will include spouse, handicapped or disabled individual in the same household of the eligible participant who accompany participant to a congregate site.

Documents Requested

  • Proof of age
  • Proof of residency

Intake Procedure

Walk-in or call for more information


None, contributions are accepted.


Title VI. Part C – Caregiver Program

Hours 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Native American Family Caregiver Support Program Requirements

Native American Family Caregiver Support Program can serve two types of unpaid family caregivers:

  1. Family caregivers: An adult family member, or another individual, who is an unpaid informal provider of in-home and community care to an older individual or to an individual with Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder with neurological and organic brain dysfunction.
  2. Grandparents or older individuals who are relative caregivers: A grandparent or step grandparent of a child, or relative of a child by blood marriage, or adoption, who is 55 years of age or older and
    • lives with the child;
    • is the primary caregiver of the child because the biological or adoptive parents are unable or unwilling to serve as the primary caregiver of the child; and
    • has a legal relationship to the child, as such legal custody or guardianship, or is raising the child informally.

The five required services are:

  1. Information to caregivers about available services.
  2. Assistance to caregivers in gaining access to services.
  3. Individual counseling, organization of support groups, and caregivers training to assist the caregivers in the area of health, nutrition, and financial literacy, and in making decisions and solving problems relating to their caregiving roles.
  4. Respite care to enable caregivers of frail elders to be temporarily and intermittently relieved from their cargiving responsibilities.
  5. Supplemental services, on a limited basis, to caregivers of frail elders to complement the care provided by caregivers.

Documents Requested

  • Proof of age
  • Proof of residency

Intake Procedure

Walk-in or call for more information


Satellite Sites

Ball Club ENP
31027 Artic Drive
Ball Club, MN
(218) 246-8537

Bena/Sugar Point ENP
15085 Old Housing Drive
Bena, MN
(218) 665-5313

Cass Lake ENP
6216 Upper Cass Frontage Road
Cass Lake, MN
(Adjacent to Teal’s – across highway 2)
(218) 335-8314

Inger/S. Lake ENP
53736 Co. Rd. 146
Inger, MN
(218) 659-2652

Onigum ENP
8826 Onigum Road
Onigum, MN
(218) 547-3995

190 Sailstar Dr., Cass Lake, MN 56633 31.44 km

Programs include Leech Lake Head Start, Early Head Start, Child Care Services, Leech Lake Child Care Aware Baseline, and MN Tribal Resources for Early Childhood Care (MN TREC).  Services are available to ages 6 weeks through 5 years.

113 7th St NW, Cass Lake, MN 56633, USA 31.48 km
(218) 335-8288(218) 335-8288

The Leech Lake Anishinaabe Women’s Halfway House treatment component is a seven bed facility designed to work with the client as a “whole”, Native American 12 step approach. We provide individual counseling, groups, Cognitive Behavioral therapies, Service coordination, relapse education as well as incorporating women’s issues, with a special focus on trauma, grief and loss for a total or minimum of 15 hours per week of treatment.

425 7th Street NW, Cass Lake MN 56630 31.52 km

The Cass Lake Indian Health Service Unit is owned and operated by the Federal Government as a Public Health Service, Indian Health Service Facility. It provides over 160 full-time jobs in the community. The Service Unit operates a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and Outpatient Ambulatory Care Clinic that offers Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Radiology, Physical Therapy, Audiology, Podiatry, and Optometry Services. Cass Lake IHS also provides 24/7 access to Urgent Care/Emergency Care services.

The Service Unit has an active user population of 12,265 clients. The CAH has 4 beds and 1 crib. In Fiscal Year 2014, we had 66 discharges, 379 patients days, 97,773 out-patient visits (includes UC/ER, Pharmacy, etc.) and 7,653 dental visits. The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe manages the Behavioral Health programs, Substance Abuse programs, a Diabetes Center and Public Health Nursing at six community based clinics on the reservation.

190 Sail Star Drive NW Cass Lake, MN 56633 31.64 km

Check out website for a list of services which include:  Behavioral Health,  Child Welfare Programs, Addiction and Dependencies Programs, Housing Programs, Residential Services, Foster Care, Child Abuse Prevention Programs, Family Preservation Program, Parent Support Services, Elder Services, and many others.


218 Washburn Ave, Backus, MN, United States 31.7 km

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

Cass Lake:
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

PO Box 51 , Backus MN 56435 31.72 km

Cass County residents 60 years old or better: service of last resort.

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