Our Mission: Providing education, mentoring and support services that build strong individuals and families in the Northland Community School District.
- Education is an important key to building self-sufficient individuals and strong families.
- Every person has value. We operate out of consideration for each individual’s dignity.
- Strong families build strong communities.
- Healthy families and community systems are essential to supporting sustainable change in individuals.
- We strive for communities in which people are interdependent.
- We collaborate with other organizations that support our mission.
The Northland Area Family Services Center was created as a unique way to give rural access to county and educational services, and to meet community needs through innovative programming. Incorporated in 1996 as a 501C3, we serve the Northland Community School District and parts of Leech Lake Reservation. This is a population of 4,474 people (5.26 persons per square mile). In our service area 20% of households make less than $20,000 and 11.9% or 536 people in our community live below the poverty line.
Supportive Housing Program: Rental Assistance, Family Homeless Prevention, Transitional Housing, Housing Locator Program, Emergency Solutions Housing, JUD Scattered Site Housing, Long Term Homeless Rental Assistance, Permanent Supportive Housing.
Weatherization: A variety of options that work to improve the energy efficiency and safety of existing housing
Energy Assistance: Financial assistance to help pay a portion of home energy and heating bills; income eligibility guidelines apply.
Energy Crisis Program: Financial response to a heating emergency
Energy Related Repair: for homeowners experiencing a life
threatening no-heat emergency.
Head Start and Early Head Start (EHS) Bemidji: Prenatal, infant toddler, preschool and family development program providing may free services to eligible families. (1601 Conifer Ave NW, Bemidji, MN)
Youth Build: An educational program for ages 16-24 who have left the traditional school system. Providing an opportunity for youth to spend 32 hours per week in academics, leadership development, and construction training.
Great River Rescue is dedicated to operating an animal shelter for the purpose of finding a quality forever home for each animal we serve, encouraging a community of responsible companion animal guardians, eliminating the community’s need to euthanize dogs and cats as a means of population control, and promoting a society where companion animals become more valued.
General information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adoption information: email@example.com
Intake questions and kennel coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Modsquad questions: email@example.com
Crisis Support and Advocacy– Available 24/7. Call the office number and you can leave a Non-emergent message or stay on the line to be routed to a live dispatch. Free & confidential crisis intervention.
Regional Navigator for sexually exploited and trafficked individuals
The Take A Kid Fishing Mission:
To introduce young people to the outdoors through fishing in a safe, fun, educational and mentored atmosphere. Providing the resources and opportunities so that area youth and families may experience firsthand and realize the healthy, fun and rewarding sport of fishing.
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.
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
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.
Operated by non-profit, Canvas Health, Crisis Text Line allows users to communicate with trained counselors via confidential text messaging. Counselors help people of all ages and walks of life get to an emotionally and physically safe place and then direct them to community resources that can provide longer-term support. They serve many counties and all Tribal Nations located in Minnesota. Text “MN” to 741741.
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
The Sanford Housing Program recognizes that housing is a basic right, and that following a personal service plan will be easier when housing is established. The program focuses on giving participants the opportunity to learn skills including successfully managing a lease and how to maintain permanent housing.
Our Focus: Choice of housing, separation of housing from services, decent, safe, and affordable housing, housing integration, access to housing, flexible, voluntary, and recovery-focused services.
Possible referrals to: Individual, family or group therapy, supported employment, adult rehabilitative mental health services, peer support services, substance use disorder services, medical services, GED services, case management, and medication management.
Our Mission: The Bemidji Community Food Shelf is a faith-based, caring place that listens to those who are experiencing food insecurity. We work with our partners to be inclusive and to provide fresh, nourishing foods for those living in Beltrami County and the Bemidji School District.
Households may make one visit per calendar month which will provide about 10 meals, or 3-5 days of food per household. Services are based on income eligibility. We are also a distribution site for Nutrition Assistance Program for Sneiors (NAPS) boxes for income eligible seniors 60 and over. Applications are available at the food shelf.
For service, we will need a current ID, the names and birthdates of household members and the gross income for the household.
Bemidji Community Food Shelf (BCFS) is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Services offered at Oshkiimaajitahdah:
-Career Development Services which includes job readiness and Driver’s Education
-Financial Skills for Families
-Ganawenindiwag (Cultural Program) “Taking Care of Each Other”
-477 Program: Scholarship Assistance, Tribal GA, and Summer Youth Work Program
-Certified Nursing Assistance Classes
-Childcare Assistance under both RLN TANF and Tribal Programs
-Emergency Assistance for Families
-Supportive Services for families to gain employment
-Incentives awarded upon completion of various activities
520 4th St NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
“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.
Cass County Online Resource Directory http://www.co.cass.mn.us/pdfs/resource_directory.pdf
Court Administration 218-547-7200
Driver’s License Exams/Driving Tests 218-547-2202
Driver’s License/ATV/Birth/Death/Marriage Certificates/Notary/ID Cards 218-547-7247
Northland Area Family Service Center, Remer 218-566-3636
Pilager Family Center 218-746-4009
Pine River-Backus Family Center 218-587-4292
Walker Police 218-547-5507
Public Transit/Pine River 1-866-925-7433
Rule 25 and Chemical Dependency Assessment:
Pine River 218-587-8292
Cass Lake/Leech Lake Tribal Program 218-335-8382
Includes: Adult Services/Behavioral Health/Child Protection/Intake and Assessment/Child Support/Family Health/Fraud/Home Care and Managed Care/Income Maintenance 218-547-1340
Public Health/WIC 218-335-8291
Outlying office in Backus 218-947-7530
Veteran’s Services 218-947-7530
Outlying office in Backus 218-947-7530
Purpose: To raise awareness about stroke and brain injury and enhance the quality of life for all Minnesotans coping with it’s sudden and long term effects. We do this through advocacy and public policy, resource facilitation services – which provide personal one-on-one connection to information and resources, case management, educational and volunteer opportunities, and outreach to underserved and communities of color throughout Minnesota.
To raise awareness about stroke and brain injury and enhance the quality of life for all Minnesotans coping with it’s sudden and long term effects. We do this through advocacy and public policy, resource facilitation services – which provide personal and one-on-one connection to information and resources, case management, educational and volunteer opportunities, and outreach to underserved and communities of color throughout Minnesota.
The Bemidji Community Soup Kitchen organizes three meals a week at two are churches to anyone who is hungry, there are no income guidelines or forms required. The meal is free to anyone who comes through our doors. Thus an open table!
Dine with us Mondays and Tuesdays from 5-6pm (doors open at 4:30pm) at:
Mount Zion 414 Lincoln Ave SE Bemidji
Dine with us Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5-6pm (doors open at 4:30pm) at:
United Methodist Church 902 Beltrami Ave NW Bemidji
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
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/