Pregnancy support: free and confidential pregnancy testing, pregnancy and parenting education, mentoring, material support (maternity and baby clothes, cribs, car seats, etc.)
PO Box 635, Bemidji, MN 56619
The Clearwater Day Activity Center focuses on each individual’s needs to develop a specialized program in the areas of Home Living, Community Integration, Employment, and Independence. With one-on-one and group-centered training, those that attend the Clearwater DAC become more independent in daily living skills, are better able to contribute and interact within their community, and build lasting relationships through outside employment and group activities.
The participants at the Clearwater DAC enjoy a variety of activities from shopping, picnics at the park, bowling, and Special Olympics to family outings and real-life jobs within the area. Each activity promotes their individuality and the DAC’s mission to see these persons succeed on a daily basis with the skills they learn to thrive in every day life.
Community Resource Connections:
Our goal is to help you gain access to the services that will allow you to participate in preventative health care. Staying healthy is easier, and far less expensive, that getting well.
We are established nonprofit service providers and caregivers in your community. We are NOT county, state or federal employees, nor do we work for health management systems like Prime West Health. We are reimbursed through contracts and grants that enable us to serve you without charging for that service.
We are trained and certified by MNsure to assist with online application for health insurance in Minnesota. The online application is faster and more reliable than paper applications submitted to the county system.
We work cooperatively with your County and State Human Service Departments, Minnesota Care, and MNsure. We serve as your advocate and guide. We also work with area MNsure Brokers who can help you choose the best Qualified Health Plan; if that is what you qualify for through the MNsure application system.
Walker 218-547-3438 ext. 115
How Our Services Work:
- You call a convenient site and schedule an appointment
- We explain how MNsure works and what items are needed at your appointment
- We provide computer and internet access; and we enter your data
- We provide document printing and faxing at no cost to you
- We help you create your own MNsure online account
- We guide you through the MNsure application question by question
- We assist you in interpreting application questions and how they relate to your situation
- You receive a copy of your completed application and account information
- We will keep a copy of your account information and application on file; but only with your written approval
- We help troubleshoot application problems
- We provide advocacy if an appeal is needed
- We cannot choose for your or recommend Qualified Health Plans; but will refer you to certified Brokers who are able to educate and guide you
MNSure Broker Enrollment Center:
Allen Zutz Agency
8147 Hwy 2 NW, Bemidji, MN 56601
Mr. Zutz will work with you to find the MNsure Qualified Health Plan that best fits your needs.
Youth and Adults: 1-800-422-0045
Available services: Diagnostic Assessments, Psychological Assessments, Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Play Therapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Trauma-Informed Child Parent Psychotherapy, Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS). Group Therapy: Anger Management for Adults, Anger Management for Adolescents, Systems Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving (STEPPS), Stairways, and Illness Management and Recovery. Training and Education Services also available.
Northwest Technical College prepares students for fulfilling careers in highly skilled, sought-after fields. Our certificate, diploma and degree programs are carefully designed to serve graduates and employers in northern Minnesota.
Northwest Technical College offers 21 programs under six major areas of study. They are set up on semesters and typically begin fall semester in late August and in spring semester in early January. A summer semester is also offered which begins in late May.
Applications are accepted up until two weeks before the start of a semester on a space available basis.
Degree Programs On-Campus & On-Line:
- Automotive Service & Performance – Diploma
- Commercial Refrigeration – Diploma
- Electrical Construction – Diploma/AAS
- Residential Plumbing/HVAC – Diploma
Business and Accounting:
- Accounting – Certificate/Diploma/AAS
- Administrative Support – Certificate/Diploma/AAS
- Computer Support – Certificate/AAS/AS
- Human Resources – Certificate
- Management & Entrepreneurship – Certificate
- Sales, Marketing & Management – Certificate/Diploma/AAS
- Child Care and Educaton – Certificate/AAS
- Young Child Education – AS
- Production Technologies – Certificate – 360 eTech Program
- Engineering Technology – AAS
- Welding Technology – Certificate – 360 eTech Program
- Community Health Worker – Certificate
- Dental Assisting – Diploma/AAS
- Health Care Administrative Support
- Medical Coding: Certificate/Diploma/AAS
- Health Care Administration: Diploma/AAS
- Health Services Broad Field – AS
- Practical Nursing: Diploma
- LPN Step-In: AS
- Nursing Generic: AS
Family Safety Network (FSN) is a non-profit, tax exempt organization dedicated to providing confidential advocacy, support, and referral services to domestic violence victims and their children. FSN has been actively working with victims/survivors of domestic violence since 1993, when a group of concerned citizens saw a need for this type of service. We believe that direct advocacy and education is an important key in breaking the cycle of violence.
Our Mission is “To help keep families safe.”
We believe in the importance of family and are committed to the elimination of all forms of violence, that violence is an expression of power and control which ultimately leads to the complete deterioration of family, and that NO one deserves to be hit or threatened.
Our services include:
-Confidential personal and legal advocacy
-Help in filing court documents such as Orders for Protection and Harrassment Restraining Orders
-Accompaniment to court hearings and other appointments
-Women’s weekly support groups
-24 Hour Crisis Line 800-324-8151
-Public presentations for community education
-Information and referral services
A church led ministry and emergency program organized to provide short term assistance for those who fall through the cracks and who need immediate help and have nowhere else to turn in the short run. In addition to providing financial aid for food, gas, rent, and utility payments, Churches United also assists individuals and families through counseling and referrals to other community agencies and resources.
The Blackduck Area History and Art Center (BAHAC) is located at the top of the Lady Slipper Scenic Byway in northern Minnesota. Although some artifacts are specific to this area, we provide a “stepping back in time” experience that can be enjoyed whether you are specifically interested in this area, or history in general. The displays excite children as well as adults, and indeed we feel a special mission to bring the past to life for children.
The co-located TIN PAN gALLErY focuses on giving local artists a place to showcase their works. Featured artists’ shows are generally on display for a month. In between shows there is always an interesting variety of art on exhibit. We have truly fulfilled our mission of providing art opportunities for all ages, as we have featured everything from pre-school and kindergarten art project displays to a special artist show for an artist in her eighth decade.
In the year 2000, the Blandin/Blackduck Visioning Committee began collecting historical memorabilia as part of its 2001 Centennial Celebration planning process. The items collected came from the geographic area covered by the Blackduck School District, a 435 square mile area that includes 13 townships and the cities of Blackduck, Tenstrike, Funkley and Squaw Lake. The need for a permanent storage area for all that had been collected spurred discussions about finding a location to store the items. This evolved to the possibility of an actual history center – a place to showcase and preserve our area’s heritage while educating our young people and operating a key attraction for residents and tourists alike. In January 2005, the Blackduck Arts Council decided to partner with the BAHAC to add an arts component to the proposed Center. Working together, the History and Art Center opened its doors to the public August 19, 2006.
We live in a resort area with unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation amidst our scenic forests, lakes and bogs. Although we are a small town we draw people from a large area. We feel fortunate to have a library, movie theater, bowling alley, golf course, city park, restaurants and some pretty interesting shopping opportunities. People travel for miles to visit and shop at Anderson Fabrics Outlet Store. Nearby attractions include the Big Bog State Park, The Lost 40, Chippewa National Forest campgrounds, Camp Rabideau (the most well-preserved CCC Camp in the nation – a National Historic Landmark) and the Lady Slipper Scenic Byway, to name a few. We’re sure you’ll want to visit us soon!
To preserve materials, objects and data related to our diverse population; to remember the past, live in the present, and educate our youth for the future.
To promote the arts in our community by putting a face on the artists of the area and providing art opportunities for our residents from ages 8 to 80.
We offer uncompromising employment services and build partnerships offering temporary, temp-to-hire, professional and/or project based employee placements.
We work tirelessly to find assignments that are rewarding.
Always There Staffing also offers
- Instant Read Drug Testing.
- We are DOT Certified and offer both DOT Drug Testing and Non-DOT Drug Tests.
- Alcohol Testing and Breathalyzer tests.
Use Always There Staffing for pre-employment drug screens, random drug testing, or after accident drug testing.
No appointment necessary during regular business hours. If you need a test after hours, please call 218-440-1022.
Call us for more information.
ALWAYS THERE STAFFING, INC. *Military Friendly*
As our logo states, we provide “Quality and Convenience for our Clients and Respect and Opportunity for our Associates”.
Our Clients expect and deserve the best and our value system supports that expectation with the respect and teamwork practiced by everyone at Always There Staffing. We offer uncompromising service, a partner you can trust for your employment services. We offer a variety of services to our Clients at a competitive rate. Always There Staffing can provide the following services: recruit, interview, screen, match employees to your specific needs, computer based testing and evaluations, drug/alcohol screens, Local and State backgrounds checks, certification verification, employee physicals, DMV checks and job reference checks.
Our Associates are treated with honesty and respect. We work tirelessly to find assignments
that are rewarding and will maximize the associate’s skills and experience. We will talk with applicants to find out about you and your skills and what type of employment situation will best suit you. We offer our associates new opportunities, a safe place to work, and a position on the winning team.
Respect: We create a positive environment where every person is highly valued and treated with integrity and honesty.
Client Focused: We provide extraordinary service to our clients by listening, understanding and providing solutions as a dependable partner.
Associates: We are committed to offer assignments based on your experience, interest, and skills. We will do our best to ensure you receive the proper training to ensure your success for every assignment.
Committed To Success: We are committed to achieving success for our employees, associates, and clients through innovation and continual improvement.
Sense of Urgency: We are a results-driven team that understands the expectations of our Associates and Clients and we are dedicated to achieving mutual success.
Great Communication: Our goal is to share information in an effective, honest, and timely manner that encourages positive relationships.
No One Does It Alone: Our values will only be realized when we work as a team and every member is fully engaged in supporting our mission.
Core services included: Transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, or other errands; light housekeeping on an occasional basis, minor handyman services, friendly visits and phone calls, ramp building, and respite care. Other services include: Geriatric Care Management, respite care, and caregiver discussion groups.
Holistic Support for People with Disabilities
LSS is committed to supporting individuals in making their own decisions that shape their quality of life, empowering them to live the life they imagine for themselves. Person-centered support means our wide array of services are specifically designed to meet the unique needs of individuals in a variety of settings.
My Life, My Choices is our innovative service delivery design focused on ensuring people with disabilities have meaningful relationships, access to services and opportunity to contribute to community.
The Bemidji LSS provides disability services, which include: Respite, In-Home services, Employment services, Housing Coordination Access, and Independent Living Skills.
LSS Statewide Services
Telephone: (888) 205-3769
Domestic, International, Special Needs, Birth Parent and Post-adoption Services
LSS Financial Counseling Service
Telephone: (888) 577-2227
Budget Counseling, Debt Management, and Counseling that concerns Housing, Bankruptcy, Reverse Mortgage or Credit Reports. Offices in Brainerd, Duluth, Eveleth, Hopkins, Mankato, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Willmar.
LSS Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Services
Telephone: (888) 205-3770
Senior volunteers with stipends provide tutoring services for school children or companionship and assistance for people who are elderly and frail. Services are provided in many counties. Call for additional information.
LSS Guardianship Options
Andrea Bilinski: Andrea.Bilinski@lssmn.org
Guardianship Options include Guardianship, Conservatorship, Power of Attorney, Care Coordination, and Personal Representative of the Estate.
LSS LifeWorks Employee Resource
Telephone: (888) 988-0098
Employee Assistance Programs, Organizational Development and Training
LSS Pregnancy and Birth Parent Services
Telephone: (888) 205-3769
Free confidential, non-directive pregnancy counseling 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at all stages of pregnancy.
The mission of the Oshki Manidoo “New Spirit” Center is to be a healing place with a holistic approach for Native American youth and non-Native American Youth to begin to embrace healthy behaviors and attitudes that will transform them, their families and communities.
Program emphasis includes substance use disorder, cultural foundations, physical wellness and strengthening family connections.
Youth will return to their community following successful discharge with a new outlook, understanding their importance as an integral part of the larger community, chemical free and able to sustain sobriety and continue their journey toward healthy living.
Operated by the White Earth Tribal Council
CHI St. Joseph’s Health Community Dental Clinic provides long-term, comprehensive dental care for people with state-provided insurance plans.
We Can Help You if You Have:
- State-approved insurance such as MnCare with dental coverage
- Medical Assistance
- Veteran’s Administration coverage with prior approval
- Reduced-rate dental care through WIC
- Exams, diagnostics, & treatment plans
- Restoration of diseased/decayed teeth
- Tooth removal
- Full & partial dentures
- Preventative services
Preventative services include cleanings, sealants on children’s molars, fluoride treatments, and oral hygiene instruction. When necessary our staff dentists complete surgical services on site or refer patients to the appropriate specialist.
Community Dental Clinic staff also provide outreach and education to students in area schools.
Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline
Free, confidential, 24/7. This call center is located in Minnesota. Calls are answered by trained staff and volunteers. If you or someone you know is struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts — call. Sometimes it’s easier to talk to somebody you don’t know.
Assisting individuals with disabilities to live independently, pursue meaningful goals and have the same opportunities and choices as all people.
Access North provides five core services that all 400-plus Centers for Independent Living offer nationwide:
- Independent Living Skills Training
- Information and Referral
- Peer Mentoring/Group Support
- Transition to Community
HOURS OF AVAILABILITY
Members in 1st through 3rd grade:
2:40pm -6:00 p.m., M-F
Members in 4th through 12th grade
2:40-7 p.m., M-F
12:30-5:30 p.m., M-F
8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m., M-F
Weather closings: We follow ISD 31 for weather closings.
All Club activities support youth development in at least one of three key program areas:
- Academic success to help youth achieve academic goals, stay in school, explore career interests, learn new skills and consider post-secondary education options.
…Project Learn engages Club members in tutoring, homework help, service projects and fun learning activities.
…Power Hour, ages 6-18, time set aside for working on homework, every day after school.
…Tutoring, ages 6-18, trained tutors work with Club members in specific subject areas.
….Bemidji Area Reading Canines, ages 6-12, read aloud to a specially trained dog to help youth build confidence in their reading skills.
….Technology Lab, ages 6-18, builds digital literacy by teaching kids how to use basic software and be safe online.
….Career Launch, ages 14-18, provides a range of services to guide Club members as they work toward high school graduation and prepare for post-secondary education and career success.
….Money Matters, ages 6-18, builds basic personal money management skills, including budgeting, saving and investing.
….National Fine Arts, ages 6-18, encourages artistic expression through drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, collage, mixed media and sculpture.
2. Healthy lifestyles to help youth engage in positive behaviors that nurture well-being, set personal goals and grow into self-sufficient adults, including daily physical activity, healthy food choices and an appreciation for the outdoors.
….Triple Play activities promote a healthy mind, body and soul.
….Healthy Habits, ages 6-18, incorporates healthy living and active learning in every part of the Club experience with an emphasis on good nutrition, regular physical activity and improving overall well-being.
….Club greenhouse, ages 6-18, on-site greenhouse engages youth in gardening, including cultivation and harvesting, planning healthful meals and snacks and selling fresh produce to area businesses and the Bemidji School District.
….Laketrails, ages 12-18, introduces up to 15 Club members to the wilderness with an eight-day canoeing adventure on Lake of the Woods.
….Goals for Growth, ages 6-12, builds skills needed to set and achieve goals and maintain motivation.
….SMART Moves, ages 6-18, helps youth resist the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and avoid premature sexual activity.
….Leadership Club, ages 12-18, engages Club members in leadership within the Club. Participants assist Club staff in the gym, game room and kitchen and volunteer within the Club and the community.
3. Character and leadership to empower youth to become engaged in the Club and the community, sustain meaningful relationships, respect one another and participate in the democratic process.
….Torch Club, ages 11-13, a small-group leadership and service club that focuses on service to Club and community, education, health and fitness and social recreation. Clubs can compete nationally for service awards.
….Keystone Club, ages 13-18, provides teens an opportunity to gain leadership and service experience as they conduct activities in three areas: academic success, career exploration and community service.
….Youth of the Year, ages 14-18, to recognize a teen Club member who exemplifies excellence in service to the Club, commitment to community and family, academic success, strong moral character, life goals and public speaking.
….Youth for Unity, ages 6-18, promotes and celebrates diversity while combating prejudice, bigotry and discrimination. Youth of all ages learn to appreciate themselves as unique and special individuals, understand diversity in society, recognize bias and unfairness and take personal leadership confronting bias.
….Year of Service Initiative, ages 6-18, focuses on a variety of events that provide opportunities for youth to engage as volunteers in the community or at the Club.
OUR MISSION: “BRINGING HOPE AND CHANGE THROUGH CLIENT-CENTERED TREATMENT THAT FOCUSES ON THE POTENTIAL FOR HEALTHIER INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILY SYSTEMS.”
WHO CAN I HELP?
People struggling with acculturation concerns.
Adjustment concerns (event-related stress, anxiety or anger onset in relation to adjusting to new family roles or losses (new caregiving roles), world or life events, employment changes and more.
Individuals who need to regain their self-confidence and self-worth; and who may benefit from setting some serious boundaries in life areas, so that they can move forward and feel happier and in control.
People who have just been stuck in their rut of feeling down for what may seem like forever. You may ask yourselves, “Was I born with this dark cloud? Because, really. Ugh!”
People who struggle with addictions that include, but are not limited to: overworking, substances, exercise and body image issues.
People who secretly struggle with OCD, social phobia, and other anxiety concerns.
People who need a counselor who can think outside the box and actively engage with them to pursue the beginning stages of change.
HOW MAY I HELP YOU?
Dual diagnosis services
WE PROMISE TO:
Serve all patients.
Offer discounted fees to patients who qualify.
Not deny services based on a person’s: race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation, inability to pay.
We accept insurance including: MA, CHIPS, Sanford Health Plan, Aetna, PrimeWest, BluePlus and BlueCross. We do work with some EAP services on a case by case basis.
United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Through your investment, United Way is able to address the critical needs that matter most to you and our community and create a meaningful difference in people’s lives by: investing in nonprofit health and human service programs and services that address the most critical needs and deliver the greatest impact possible; implementing community impact initiatives and support year round programs that address new and emerging needs; and, forming strategic partnerships and collaborations—sharing responsibility and accountability for delivering meaningful and long-lasting results.
Our focus is on education, income and health – the building blocks for a good quality of life.
PROGRAMS OF UNITED WAY OF BEMIDJI AREA
In the Bemidji area, 1 in 5 children experience food insecurity and hunger. The Backpack Buddies program was developed to help ensure that children in the Bemidji school district have access to nutritious, non-perishable and easy-to-prepare food at times when other resources are not available, such as weekends and school vacations.
The program provides backpacks filled with food that is child friendly, non-perishable, and easily consumed free of charge. An average weekly menu consists of: 2 entrees, 1 snack, 2 breakfast items, 1 vegetable, 2 fruits, and 2 milks, and 1 high protein item. The food is purchased from the North Country Food Bank and community groups and volunteers package the food each month.
The food packs are discretely distributed to children, as best determined by the school, on the last day before weekends and all scheduled school breaks/holiday breaks.
Thanks to Sanford Health, the program has expanded to feed more than 450 children, who have been referred by school staff as experiencing food insecurity or hunger, each weekend and school break. The program currently serves all Bemidji school district schools.
COATS FOR THE COMMUNITY
Each year donations of gently used, clean winter coats and outerwear for men, women, children and infants are collected. More than 3,000 cold-weather items are collected and distributed to our Bemidji neighbors to keep them warm and dry during the winter.
HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR KIDS
Each year between 800 and 1000 children, ages 0-16, experience a joyful Christmas thanks to the generosity and kindness of others. Parents or legal guardians register for the Holiday Gifts for Kids program and have the opportunity to choose a gift for their child on distribution day. In addition, each family receives a board game to enjoy together.
SOMEONE SPECIAL VOLUNTEERS
United Way of Bemidji Area partners with Ken K. Thompson Jewelry, KB101 Radio, and The Bemidji Pioneer, to recognize the value of volunteerism.
The Someone Special Volunteer Program provides an opportunity for any individual, organization, business, or group, to recognize up to two volunteers who have made a difference within the community through volunteering.
We are 2.7 million strong – 1.9 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe that when girls are given the opportunity they can change the world.
Renew your membership at: GIRLSCOUTSLP.ORG/RENEW
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