702 Beltrami Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
We offer person-to-person service and support to individuals in need through home visits and mentoring for those looking to make a change in their lives. Our overall focus is systemic change. 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
Also a Walker, MN office:
218-366-0174. Leave a voice mail. They respond to phone calls messages within 30-45 minutes.
St. Philip’s School is a Catholic school serving students from pre-k through eighth grade. We have been in existence for over eighty years providing a strong religious and academic education to those who enter our doors.
St. Philip’s School Mission statement
St. Philip’s School is one of the valued ministries of St. Philip’s Parish, Bemidji, Minnesota. Our mission is to provide a quality Christian and academic education to the students entrusted to our care, preparing them to succeed in our diverse and changing world.
St. Philip’s School Annual Fund Drive
Help St. Philip’s School fulfill its mission by donating to our Annual Fund Drive. https://www.givemn.org/project/2015-2016-st-philips-school-afd-annual-fund-drive5669e7f176798
Your help is greatly appreciated by students and staff.
St. Philip’s School Philosophy
St. Philip’s School is an integral part of a program developed to carry out the educational mission of the St. Philip’s Catholic Community. It serves the families of students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade, academically and religiously.
St. Philip’s School is committed to a strong academic program recognizing the value and potential of each child and fostering growth (physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually) through relationships with each other and with God, their Creator.
St. Philip’s School promotes greater awareness of global peace and justice. This is accomplished by developing in each child a positive attitude toward self, life, and learning, and by providing meaningful experiences of prayer, service, and worship.
Guided by the Holy Spirit, St. Philip’s School strives to be a worshiping community of believers in which the Good News of Jesus Christ is proclaimed and witnessed.
St. Philip’s School Additional Services
Title 1 is offered through District 31. Title 1 is extra help in reading and math to supplement classroom work.
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, options counseling, material support, “Earn While you Learn” program. A supportive environment for carrying out a full term pregnancy.
PO Box 635, Bemidji, MN 56619
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.
Tamara offers counseling and life coaching services
When experiencing difficulties, it’s important to remember you are not alone. Others have triumphed over life’s challenges and YOU CAN TOO! Counseling can help. Tamara can be your partner in healing.
- Develop coping skills
- Identify needed behavior changes
- Apply cognitive restructuring
- Pinpoint life events contributing to depression
- Identify life events that contribute to anxiety
- Practice relaxation techniques
- Determine needed behavior changes
- Change self-talk and/or explore cognitive restructuring
- Work on progressive desensitization
- Recognize eating patterns
- Identify thoughts and feelings related to disordered eating
- Modify thoughts/beliefs that support unhealthy behavior
- Implement healthy alternatives to meet needs previously met by disordered eating
- Understand each other’s point of view
- Communicate clearly
- Identify common ground
- Build on common ground
Outpatient therapy including individual couples counseling, family counseling, and life coaching. Tamara specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression and relationship issues.
Stonwell Insurance Agency is an independent insurance agency specializing in healthcare plans for ALL ages, long term care plans and life insurance.
Hours of availability: By appointment
Before child advocacy centers were created, child victims of crime often had to tell their stories to more than a dozen adults – police officers, prosecutors, doctors and social workers. They could be shuttled all over town giving depositions and getting medical exams. There was very little coordination between the various agencies. Consequently, children were traumatized repeatedly as they sought help. In some of the saddest cases, abused children simply fell through the cracks in the system that was supposed to save them. Likewise, prior to Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Programs and Family Violence Intervention Programs victims were experiencing long waits in the emergency room, a lack of privacy, nervous and unskilled examiners, insensitivity, and improper evidence collection or loss of evidence.
In 2005, the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, North Country Health Services, MeritCare Clinic of Bemidji, Midwest Children’s Resource Center of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN – St. Paul, MN and others joined to form a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to develop and operate a medical-model family violence center to serve the needs of Northern Minnesota.
FACNM is the only medical-model assessment center that currently exists in this region of the state. Moreover, the FACNM is one of the only centers in America to serve the needs of child sexual and physical abuse, adult sexual assault and domestic violence under one roof.
FACNM serves the entire ninth judicial district which includes the counties of Kittson, Roseau, Marshall, Pennington, Red Lake, Polk, Norman, Mahnomen, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, Beltrami, Hubbard, Koochiching, Itasca, Cass, Crow Wing, and Aitkin. In addition, the FACNM serves Red Lake, Leech Lake, and White Earth Reservations.
Today, all of the services needed by victims and their families – forensic interviews, medical exams, referrals and family support services – are clustered around one central location. FACNM is the hub where representatives from many disciplines meet to discuss and make decisions about the investigation, assessment, treatment and prosecution of victim related cases. They work together in the best interests of the victim, providing an immediate response and ongoing support to help children and families recover from the trauma of abuse or violence.
16 bed inpatient facility providing short term treatment services for adults with mental illness in need of stabilization.
Baker Park is a residence for elderly individuals located in Bemidji, Minnesota. The facility is situated in a picturesque lakeside setting within a short distance of the downtown area with shopping, library, transportation, recreational facilities, and many churches nearby. It has easy bus access to the hospital, medical clinic, and shopping mall.
Age – 62 and older
Financial – HUD guidelines impose income limits and require that tenants generally pay 30 percent of adjusted gross income toward their rent. Income limits change. Please check on current limits.
Community Living at Baker Park – A person may be considered capable of living in a community setting at Baker Park if he/she is able to live up to the terms of the lease and can handle the activities of daily living.
Lease – Tenants are required to sign a one-year lease upon move-in.
Features visual art, exhibits, gallery shop, art lectures, readings, workshops and education opportunities throughout the year. the Watermark hosts the annual Art in the Park event every July and presents work by area students, regional and national artists throughout the year.
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).
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
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.