All services are open to adults 18 years old or older who have a long-term severe and persistent mental illness. Services include Adult Rehabilitation, Mental Health Services (ARMHS). Outreach, diagnostic assessments, medication reviews with a psychiatrist, after-hours emergency help, nurse visits, community/public education, phone contact, social and recreational activities in a drop-in center and off-site client employment help, and the REACH family support group.
At a Glance
Enrollment – Schoolcraft Learning Community (SLC) enrolls 178 students in grades kindergarten through 8. Because of our small size, we are able to maintain a caring community for our learners.
Class Size and Structure – Average of 18 students in all grade levels. Grades 2-7 are multi-aged.
Faculty – More than 30 men and women; all of whom are highly qualified.
Student-to-Faculty Ratio – Averages 8:1 schoolwide.
Student Life – The primary method of instruction at SLC is through learning expeditions. Learning expeditions are long-term, indepth investigations of a theme or topic that engage students through authentic research, projects, fieldwork, service, and adventure. Using the integrated approach, students receive instruction in French, music, piano in grades K and 1, art, physical education, and conflict management. Orchestra is also available for grades 2-8.
Meal Program – All students are offered a balanced breakfast and a delicious lunch each day. Students and staff are treated to many different ethnic varieties of foods. Schoolcraft Learning Community does participate in the free and reduced lunch program. Students may elect to bring lunches from home. Check out our menu!
Campus & Facilities – SLC leases Lac du Bois (the French village) from Concordia Language Villages during the school year. The transition from summer camp cabins to classrooms is almost magical. We have 10 cabins/classrooms spread out over two smaller campuses, separated by a soccer field. We have access to lots of northern Minnesota outdoors as an important part of our classroom environment.
MCIL offers up-to-date information about community resources related to people with disabilities, including housing and benefits referral. This toll free telephone line is an information and referral service for people with disabilities, which was launched in 2004 by the Minnesota Department of Human Services. It provides service to the entire state from four locations, Metro, Rochester, Bemidji and Baxter.
Disability Hub can be reached statewide by calling toll-free, 1-866-333-2466 FREE. An Option Counselor will be available during regular business hours (8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m) to provide one-to-one assistance to help people learn about their options and connect with the supports and services they choose.
At https://disabilityhubmn.org/ users can chat online with a counselor and/or view other Disability Hub resources.
Minnesota 4-H youth development offers age-appropriate, hands-on learning via short and long-term projects and activities including: 4-H clubs, special interest groups, after school programs, volunteering, civic engagement, community service and school enrichment.
Pet fixers in a spay and neuter assistance program created to give low income pet owners the opportunity to “fix” their pets at a price they can afford. We also provide services to barn cat owners and caretakers of feral cats with no income restrictions. We work in partnership with government entities in several towns in the area and reach an area of over 15 counties and growing.
We will accomplish this goal of helping control the pet population by:
- promoting responsible pet ownership through education
- providing opportunity and assistance for the spaying and neutering of companion animals for individuals financially unable to sterilize their pet.
- assisting individuals and municipalities in Trap-Neuter-Release of feral cats.
A cooperative effort of 3 agencies: You may contact any of the 3 to make an appointment or learn more:
Beltrami County Children’s Services (Kami) 218-333-8313
Red Lake Family and Children’s Services (Jean) 218-679-1678
Sanford Health (Ali) 218-333-6509
We believe that all women have the power to have a healthy, sober pregnancy; with the right support, education and services, we offer:
- Help getting started with prenatal care, if you haven’t already started
- One on one visits during your prenatal appointments
- Home visits, if this is better for you.
- No judgment or shame…that is not helpful
- Help to stop using drugs and alcohol during your pregnancy
- Connections with services and resources to meet your daily needs
- Help with getting a chemical health assessment and alcohol and/or drug services if needed
- If you are dependent on opiates (heroine, morphine, codeine, oxycodone, etc.) we can help you break free from your dependence and get connected with services to treat your addiction.
The League is dedicated to ensuring that all eligible voters – particularly those from traditionally underrepresented or underserved communities, including first-time voters, non-college youth, new citizens, minorities, the elderly and low-income Americans – have the opportunity and the information to exercise their right to vote.
The leaders you elect make the decisions that affect you – your job, health care, energy costs, security and more. The League helps you to get registered, get to know the candidates and issues, and get out and vote.
Go to website to message the local chapter.
Life Wireless is a Lifeline supported program that provides free cellular service. Only eligible consumers may enroll in the program and documentation is required. Life Wireless also provides plans for people who do not qualify for assistance. BEnefits include: voicemail, text messaging, caller ID service, nationwide calling, and more.
Sanford Health Woods Edge
1000 Anne St NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Offering a great lifestyle and community, spacious maintenance-free apartments and team members providing personalized services. On-site health care, assistance as needed, enriching activities and many opportunities for new personalized services. On-site health care, assistance as needed, enriching activities and many opportunities for new friendships. From independent to assisted, skilled nursing or memory care, WoodsEdge caters to all levels of need.
Sanford Health Neilson Place
1000 Anne St NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Neilson Place provides three Long Term Care Neighborhoods and one Sub-acute Rehabilitation Neighborhood. Each Neighborhood provides resident-centered care, paying special attention to the nurturing of the human spirit while meeting medical and physical needs of each resident. Care Plans are individualized to the resident and focus on assisting each resident to reach his/her highest practicable level of independence. Neilson Place provides: 24-hour skilled nursing care and a sub-acute rehabilitation unit, Skilled nursing care, Therapy – physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, Pain management, Dining services, Recreational support and recreational therapy, IV therapy, Wound care, Hospice care and respite care, licensed nursing, registered dietician, and social worker Chaplaincy.
Sanford Health Trillium
930 Anne St NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Offering a comfortable, private alternative to traditional options for those affected by a memory illness. Designed to feel more like home, Trillium provides more extensive care in addition to a totally secured environment with controlled access, allowing residents to live as independently as possible. Trillium focuses on the residents’ needs to they can focus on what they enjoy the most. WE offer a diverse mix of affordable personal services and health care options.
Sanford Health WindSong
1010 Anne St NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
WindSong, senior catered living apartments fulfill residents’ needs for independence, privacy and social engagement. Catered living offers many options to address a wide range of needs. These options include innovative technology, 24-hour emergency response system and many amenities, including a beauty/barber shop, library, and theatre. Tenants enjoy chef-prepared dining, housekeeping, activities and much more. The catered living option offers several levels of care in one setting, including independent senior apartments, a la carte assistance as needs increase, and close by round-the-clock nursing care and memory care for those requiring a high level of support.
Sanford Health Baker Park
803 Dewey Ave N., Bemidji, MN 56601
HUD subsidized housing for low income persons 62 and older. Tenants generally pay 30% of their income toward rent.
Sanford Bemidji Senior Behavioral Health Unit
800 Bemidji, Ave, Bemidji, MN 56601
Under the direction of a psychiatrist, a specialized team of health professionals at the SBHU provide in-depth psychiatric care. Common problems for seniors can include: Inability to take care of day-to-day needs, Increase in memory difficulty, Hearing or seeing things that are not present, Loss of interest in pleasurable activities, Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide, Excessive feelings of worthlessness, hopelessness or guilt, Significant change of appetite, sleep patterns or energy, Assaultive or combative behaviors. Any person who is experiencing these symptoms should have a comprehensive assessment to determine the case of the problem. SBHU offers free initial p hone consultation. Referrals are accepted from physicians, hospitals, residential facilities, clergy, local agencies, human resource organizations, the community, and family. Self referrals are also welcome. All admissions are on a voluntary basis.
SOS will open for the winter on 12/31/2018
Temporary, overnight emergency housing provided by area church organizations. Usually available during the winter months. Call Churches United for schedule of availability. SOS can accept up to 20 individuals. Guests must receive a background check and be approved for shelter use by one of the following organizations:
414 Lincoln Ave SE (Nymore), Bemidji, MN 56601
6603 Bemidji Ave N, Bemidji, MN 56601
218-751-4631 or 1-800-332-7161
Village of Hope
525 Mississippi Ave NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Bemidji Law Enforcement
Are you feeling bullied in a relationship? Concerned about someone who is being verbally or physically abused? Confidential, nonjudgmental advocacy services. No Charge.
Home Safety for Seniors:
1. The Most Common In-Home Injuries for Seniors and How to Prevent Them https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/senior-home-injuries-and-prevention/
2. Fire Safety for Elders with Special Health Needs https://www.agingcare.com/articles/fire-safety-for-elderly-148990.htm
3. Preparing Your Home for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide https://www.redfin.com/blog/2016/09/preparing-your-home-for-a-loved-one-with-alzheimers-a-caregivers-guide.html
4. 44 Crime prevention tips for seniors https://roodepoortrecord.co.za/2016/11/11/44-crime-prevention-tips-for-seniors/
5. Handicap Accessible Modifications That Won’t Turn Off Future Homebuyers https://www.angieslist.com/articles/handicap-accessible-modifications-won-t-turn-future-homebuyers.htm
6. How To Garden Safely When You’re A Senior https://howdoesyourgardenmow.com/garden-safety-for-seniors/