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.
Please bring a current ID if you have one. We will need 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 four free meals a week at two area churches. Anyone that is hungry and would like to share a meal is welcome. 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 924 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/
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.
Serving the Bemidji, MN area’s seniors, Touch of Home offers quality senior and assisted living services. Our mission: enriching the lives of those we serve with compassion, respect, excellence, and integrity. Assisted living facilities offer help with ADLs such as eating, bathing, dressing, laundry, housekeeping, and assistance with medications. Many facilities also have centers for medical care. We have a nurse on-call at all times.
The Garden Place is an assisted living facility in Bagley, MN. The Garden Place offers activities at their location for residents. These activities generally allow residents to maintain healthy lifestyles by encouraging movement and socializing with their peers.
Being able to chat with other residents becomes an important part of many peoples’ lives and The Garden Place offers common spaces indoors to support that need. The benefit of living in an assisted living community is that making meals can be costly and time consuming process so The Garden Place provides meals for residents.
Staff is awake and available 24 hours a day so if any emergencies occur no matter the time, there will be someone ready to help. Making sure residents with diabetes monitor their insulin levels is clearly an important task and The Garden Place can help with that task. If a resident needs assistance moving from a bed to a wheelchair, this facility has staff who can help.
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
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.
Northland Smiles strives to meet the needs of the greater community by offering In-House services. Our friendly staff are willing to answer any questions you may have about our services. From cleaning to surgery, we provide all the services without having to refer you to another clinic. This is an advantage for two reasons. One, there is no scheduling or transferring your file to another clinic and no wait time at another clinic. Two, because we take just about all insurances, so does most of our in house specialty work, this means you don’t have to hunt for that one dentist that takes your insurance.
Another factor is that Northland Smiles takes insurances that many other dental offices do not. This includes government funded health plans. Some patients can find it difficult to find a dental office taking their insurance and find it necessary to drive 2 to 3 hours to find someone who will. We are closing that gap.
Northland Smiles has an in-house denture laboratory. Dentures and partials are also processed there and the denture laboratory technicians are available for consultation with doctors.
At Northland Smiles we strive to have as many dental services in house as possible. This allows us to accept your unique insurance and still be able to perform the work needed. Please see below if the service you require is offered.
- Cosmetic Dentistry – Take home and in house Bleaching
- Endodontics – Root Canal
- Diagnostic – Exam, X-Ray, & Consultation
- Preventive treatment – Fluoride & Full Cleanings
- Restorative – Fillings
- Periodontal Treatments – Root Planing & Scaling
- Oral Surgery – Extractions
- Fixed Proths – Crowns & Bridgework
- Removable Proths – Dentures & Partials (REPAIRS ALSO)
- Periodontics – Gum Disease Diagnosis & Treatment
- Implants – Tooth Replacements Anchored in Jaw
The Office of Ombudsman for Long-Term Care is a program of the Minnesota Board on Aging. Regional ombudsmen and volunteers work to enhance the quality of life and services for people receiving long-term services and supports. The program also advocates for reform in long-term care through changes in state law, federal law and administrative policy.
An Ombudsman is an independent consumer advocate who:
- Investigates complaints about the health, safety, welfare and rights of Minnesotans receiving long-term services and supports
- Works to identify problems and resolve individual concerns
- Provides information and help with long-term care services, consumer rights and regulations
- Resolves disputes between consumers and providers about long-term care services
- Works with providers to promote a culture in which people have and can make choices.
Ombudsmen can help:
- Residents of nursing homes and board and care homes, including veterans’ homes
- Residents of adult care homes, such as housing with services, assisted living, customized living or foster care
- People receiving home care services
- Medicare beneficiaries who have concerns about getting into or being discharged from hospitals
- Anyone seeking help with long-term services and supports.
Ombudsmen work with residents, families and service providers to promote person-centered care and to identify issues in the long-term care system and advocate for change. They also handle complaints and problems from individuals related to:
- Quality of care and quality of life
- The Patient, Resident and Home Care Bill of Rights
- Discharge or eviction from nursing homes, board and care homes, veterans’ homes, assisted living and other long-term care or home and community-based service settings
- Termination of services, including home care, adult foster care, hospice, Elderly Waiver, Community Access for Disability Inclusion waiver and other long-term care community-based service programs
- Public benefit programs, such as Medicare, Medical Assistance, veterans’ services, long-term care insurance and other programs that directly affect an individual’s long-term care needs.
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.
About Sanford Health
Sanford Health is an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas. It is the largest, rural, not-for-profit health care system in the nation with 45 hospitals and 289 clinics in nine states and three countries. With 28,000+ employees, including 1,300+ physicians in more than 80 specialty areas of medicine, Sanford Health is the largest employer in the Dakotas.
Nearly $1 billion in gifts from philanthropist Denny Sanford have allowed for several initiatives, including global children’s clinics, genomic medicine and specialized centers researching cures for type 1 diabetes, breast cancer and other diseases.
Dedicated to the work of health and healing.
Improving the human condition through exceptional care, innovation and discovery.
The strength to persevere, use our voices and take action.
The enthusiasm for patients and work commitment to the organization.
The adherence to the systems that align actions to excellence, efficiency and purpose.
The pursuit of individual and organizational growth and development.
The connection and commitment we have to each other through it all.
Sanford Health promise to patients and employees
Deliver a flawless experience that inspires.
Sanford Health Culture
Sanford Health is excited to be on a journey of tremendous growth and momentum. With our vast geography, cutting-edge medicine, sophisticated research, advanced education and our own health plan, we are unique in what we do and how we do it. Through relationships built on trust and successful performance and a vision to improve the human condition, Sanford seeks to make a significant impact on health and healing. With a commitment to diversity and inclusion, our journey as an organization includes continually building on the diverse talents, experiences and beliefs of our employees, as well as the patients and communities we serve. We are proud to be from the Midwest and to impact the world. We look forward to joining with you in the journey.