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.
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.
BI-CAP Bemidji Location: 6601 Bemidji Avenue North Bemidji MN 56601
Telephone: 218-751-4631 or 1-800-332-7161
BI-CAP Walker Location: 8245 Industrial Park Road NW Walker MN 56484
Mailing address: PO Box 995 Walker MN 56484
Telephone: 218-547-3438 or 1-800-332-7135
Supportive Housing Program: Rental Assistance, Family Homeless Prevention, Transitional Housing, Housing Locator Program, Emergency Solutions Housing, HUD 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.
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.
YouthBuild is located at 3023 Mill Street NE Bemidji MN 56601.
Head Start and Early Head Start (EHS) : Prenatal, infant toddler, preschool and family development program providing may free services to eligible families.
BI-CAP Head Start Locations:
Bemidji: 1601 Bemidji Avenue NW Bemidji MN 56601
Blackduck: 372 Summit Ave W, Blackduck, MN 56630
Kelliher: 345 4th St NW Kelliher, MN 56650 (co-located with Kelliher schools)
Walker: 301 4th Street Walker MN 56484 (co-located with Walker schools)
Backus: 320 1st Avenue E. Backus, MN 56435
Pine River: 401 Murray Avenue Pine River, MN 56474 (co-located with Pine River schools)
Pillager: 323 East 2nd St South Pillager, MN 56473 (co-located with Pillager schools)
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.
We provide unbiased information, reviewed by medical experts, so our readers can make an informed decision on the next steps in their, or a loved one’s, drug rehabilitation journey. Our goal is to help individuals and loved ones by providing them with information and support on different addictions and recovery resources available to them. We are an informational website that connects addicts and their families with the help they need to put their lives together.
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.
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.
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.
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
The University of Minnesota’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-ED) team helps low income individuals and families make diet and lifestyle choices to improve their health and prevent obesity. Classes and other learning opportunities, technical assistance and training for staff, and support for your efforts to change practices and policies to create health environments.
Apply for unemployment benefits on line at http://www.uimn.org
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.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an evidence based model for providing comprehensive community-based treatment to person with severe and persistent mental illness. The Headwaters ACT Team is a multidisciplinary group organized as mobile mental health service providers.
ACT is a way of delivering a full range of services to people who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness.
Elements of ACT:
-With ACT, consumers are hospitalized less often and have more stable housing
-Team members are involved and familiar with all consumers
-The team works one on one with individual clients and families
-Cultural respect and guidance is offered by a Cultural Coordinator
With ACT, consumers get help taking care of their basic needs – taking medications, cooking and many other individual needs. The ACT team helps consumers find housing, apply for food stamps, go back to school, or get a job.
How does ACT work?
A Team Approach: An Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), RN, licensed mental health professionals, mental health practitioners, an employment specialist, a peer support specialist, a cultural coordinator, and a substance abuse specialist join together on ACT teams to give consumers ongoing, individualized care.
Services Provided Where They are Needed: Consumers receive ACT services in their homes, where they work, and in other settings in the community where problems occur or where support is needed.
Personalized Care: ACT teams work with relatively small numbers of people, those in greatest need of intensive services to live independently in the community.
Time-Unlimited Support: ACT teams give consumers services and support they need for as long as they need them.
Continuous Care: ACT team members work regularly with frequency of services that can range from several contacts a day to once a week or less depending on the need of the client.
Flexible Care: ACT teams fit their schedules around the needs of the consumers.
Comprehensive Care: ACT teams provide an array of services to help meet consumer needs, including case management, nursing, representative payor services, vocational, medication management, alcohol and drug services and skill building.
Park Place of Bemidji is a sixty unit supportive housing development that provides safe, stable housing with services. Forty units serve adults who have been long-term homeless and have a Substance Abuse Disorder while the other twenty units are efficiency apartments for individuals who have been long-term homeless.
Ambulance/Red Lake 218-679-3327
Anishinabe Legal Services 218-679-2281
Balancing our Lifestyle 218-679-4144
Boys and Girls Club/Ponemah 218-554-7596
Boys and Girls Club/Red Lake 218-679-2556
Chemical Health Department 218-679-3392
Child Care Assistance Program 218-679-3350
Child Support 218-679-2306
Clinic Ponemah 218-554-7333
Comp Health 218-679-3316
Conservation Department 218-679-1908
Detention Center 218-679-4284
Division of Rehab 218-679-2152
Elderly Maintenance 218-679-2202
Elderly Nutrition Program 218-679-3339
Elementary/Red Lake 218-679-3329
ENP/Red Lake 218-679-3339
Enrollment Office 218-679-1842
Family and Children’s Services 218-679-2122
Fire Dept/Ponemah 218-554-7377
Fire Dept/Red Lake 218-679-3473
Fitness Center/Humanities 218-679-4199
Fitness Center/Ponemah 218-554-7503
Fitness Center/Red Lake 218-679-4228
Food Distribution 218-679-3720
Halfway House 218-679-3387
Headstart/Red Lake 218-679-3396
Health Station Little Rock 218-679-3717
Health Station Redby 218-679-3391
High School 218-679-3733
Higher Education 218-679-3350
Homeless Shelter 218-679-3171
Hospital/Red Lake 218-679-3912
Housing Authority 218-679-3368
Housing Finance 218-679-3897
Human Resources 218-679-1847
Humanities Building 218-679-4199
Indian and Free Drug Abuse 218-679-3321
Indian Health Services/Red Lake 218-679-0168
Juvenile Judge 218-679-3851
Middle School 218-679-2700
New Beginnings 218-679-3350
New Beginnings Child Center 218-679-3350
Outpatient/Red Lake 218-679-3995
Perpich Extended Care Center 218-679-3400
Police Department 218-679-3313
Ponemah Transportation 218-554-7347
Ponemah Dental 218-554-7333
Post Office/Ponemah 218-554-7374
Post Office/Red Lake 218-679-9329
Post Office/ Redby 218-679-2124
Pregnant Women and Families 218-679-3331
Red Lake Day Care 218-679-3330
Red Lake Dental Care 218-679-0131 or 218-679-0119
Red Lake Nation College 218-679-2860
Red Lake Nation Newspaper 218-679-3561
Red Lake Transit 218-679-2395 or 1-877-239-9295
Redby Group Home 218-679-3868
Senior Apartments 218-679-3712
St. Mary’s Mission 218-679-3388
Treatment Center 218-679-2375
Tribal Council 218-679-3341
Tribal Courts 218-679-3303
Tribal Realty 218-679-1991
Veteran’s Outreach 218-936-5650
Veteran’s Service Office 218-936-5650
Vocational Rehab 218-679-3350
WIC Program 218-679-3134
Women’s Shelter 218-679-3443
Youth Recreation Program 218-679-3950
Chemical Dependency Outpatient Program – Rule 25 assessments, peer counseling, group therapy, copoing and survival skills, supportive services, intake, court assistance, treatment placements, advocacy and referral services, HIV/AIDS education, aftercare services. PO Box 114, Red Lake, MN 56671 218-679-3995
Community Action Program (CAP) – Winter weatherization guidance and energy assistance.
15531 Main Ave, Red Lake, MN 56671 218-679-1880
Elderly Maintenance Program – 60+ years, enrolled Red Lake Nation member, reside in the unit to be serviced (NOT RLHA unit). Snow plowing, grass cutting, plastic windows, replacement of needed water heater, sump pump, pressure tanks and electrical problems, minor carpentry, grab bars, window and deck repairs.
PO Box 565, 15280 Fire Station Road, Red Lake, MN 56671
Housing Authority Programs 218-679-3368
Rental Programs: Low rent program and NAHASDA, ARRA Rental and Marif Rental, Federal Tax Credit
Homeownership Programs: Mutual Help, NAHASDA and Walking Shield, Federal Tax Credit, Modernization Assistance, Beltrami County outside of the reservation Rental Assistance and Down Payment/Closing Cost Assistance.
Housing Finance Corporation Programs: Mortgage Program and Rental Program
Indian and Free Prevention/Treatment Program 218-679-3321
PO Box 100, Red Lake, MN 56671
Counseling, individual, group, peer and family. Intake, assessments, follow-up/aftercare, adult and youth outpatient, transportation, recreational activities, cultural programs and self-help programs and tutoring.
Northern Winds Primary Treatment Center (Gii-Waa-Din) 218-679-3387
PO Box 114, Red Lake, MN 56671
Residential primary inpatient treatment for alcohol and drugs with counseling: group, individual, family and spiritual. Transportation, education and employment assistance, recreational and occupational therapy. Eligibility requirements: 16+ years, male or female. Court ordered or self-referral or as part of a continuing treatment.
15525 Mendota Ave, Redby, MN 56670, PO Box 416, Redby, MN 56670
Employment services, GED/ABE Education, Career Development, Financial Skills for families, Ganawenindiwag (Cultural Program) “Taking Care of Each Other”
Pregnant Women and Families Program 218-679-3331
PO Box 114, Red Lake, MN 56671
Individualized Treatment Plan and Counseling, Outpatient Group Counseling, Alcohol/Chemical Dependency Education, Aftercare Planning and Referrals, Rule 25 Assessments, Case Management, Spirituality and guidance upon request.
Red Lake Family an d Children’s Services 218-679-2122
Highway 1, Building 68, Red Lake, MN 56671
Family and children services work for the safety and wellbeing of children, and the preservation and strengthening of families within cultural traditions.
Red Lake Food Distribution Program 218-679-3720
PO Box 253, Redby, MN 56670
15860 Ogema Ave, Redby, MN 56670
Red Lake Nation Government Center 218-679-3720
15484 Migizi Dr, Red Lake, MN 56671
Teen Parent Program 218-679-3350
Help with MFIP eligibility, Case Management, Educational and Career Planning, Financial Management, Home Visiting, parenting skills, supportive services for transportation and employment, childcare to attend school.
Red Lake Medical Transportation: 218-679-3327
Ponemah Medical Transportation: 218-554-7347
Elderly Transportation Services: 218-554-7347
Red Lake Homeless Shelter (Mishkwaa-ga-mii-wii-zaaga’iganiing Gilwishiiwigamig) 218-679-3171
15855 Main Ave, Red Lake, MN 56671
Mail: PO Box 280, Red Lake, MN 56671
Red Lake Women’s Shelter (Equay Wiigamig) 218-679-3443
Crisis Line: 218-679-3737 (can call collect) or 1-800-943-8997
24 hour advocacy, crisis intervention, O.F.P.’s, safety planning, Talking Circles, Cultural Teaching Circiles.
The Children’s Healing Center (Abinoojiyag Noojimoo-wigamig)
PO Box 583, Red Lake, MN 56671
Provision of behavioral and cognitive skills, problem solving skills, communication skills, court order compliance.
Day Labor/Temporary Employment Program 218-335-3555
DeBahJiMon Newspaper 218-335-8225
Department of Motor Vehicles 218-335-7111
Duluth Area Office 218-481-7412
KOJB 90.1 FM “The Eagle” Radio Station 218339-KOJB
Opioid Treatment Program 218-335-4514
Tribal Assistance Program – Funerals, Medical Expenses, Emergencies 218-335-3626
Tribal Court 218-335-3682
Tribal Police 218-335-8277 or 911
Tribal Security – Cultural Activities, Sports, Educational 218-335-3703
Youth Division 218-335-4433
Minnesota Chippewa Tribe Office:
Administration 218-335-8581 or 1-888-322-7688
Home Loan 218-335-8582
Administration Legal Department:
Child Support Program 218-339-8600
Workforce Investment ACT/Adult and Summer Youth Programming 218-335-8391
Education Division Early Childhood Development:
Child Care Aware 218-335-8205
Child Care Services 218-335-8345
Early Head Start 218-335-8345
MN Tribal Resources for Early Childhood Care 218-335-8381
Head Start 218-335-8345
Head Start Scattered Sites:
Ball Club: 218-246-8374
Cass Lake: 218-335-8345
Behavioral Health – Integrated behavioral health an d primary health care for women and adolescent girls who have experienced or are experiencing trauma, alcohol/drug abuse and/or violence in their lives. Assessments, evaluations, therapy, and case management. 218-335-7211
Car Seat Program 218-335-4502
Child and Teen Checkups 218-335-8349
Diabetes Fitness Center 218-335-2081
Elderly Nutrition Program – Congregate Meals, Home Delivered Meals, Caregiver Program 218-335-8314
Elderly Nutrition Program Satellite Sites:
Ball Club 218-246-8537
Cass Lake 218-335-8316
Eye Clinic 218-335-3253
Manidoo Ningdoodem (Family Spirit) Program – Home visiting designed specifically for Native American Families. Designed to increase parenting knowledge and skills 218-335-7235
Nutrition Services Program – Increase the knowledge of general nutrition across the life span 218-335-4546
Occupational Therapy 218-444-7186
Patient Benefits Program – Assistance with Mnsure, Social Security, Medicare and County Assistance Programs 218-335-4531
Tribal Community Clinics:
Ball Club Clinic 218-246-2394
Bemidji Clinic 218-444-7186
“The Nest” Clinic 218-335-8315
Onigum Clinic 218-547-0521
Inger Clinic 218-659-2764
L.L. Diabetes Clinic 218-335-4511
Bena Clinic 218-665-5303
Health Division Health Care
Community Health Representatives – Home health aid services, food distribution delivery, prescription delivery, monitoring vital signs and respite care 218-335-4507
Food Distribution Program 218-335-2676
Medical Transportation Program 218-335-4507
Health Division Nursing Program
Home Health Care – Skilled in home nursing health care for Leech Lake Reservation residents. 218-335-4500
Leech Lake Diabetes Clinic 218-335-8386
Leech Lake Housing Authority 218-335-8280
Leech Lake Behavioral Health Services 218-335-3050
Human Services A & D Program
Ahnji-Be-Mah-Diz Halfway House – Guidance, support and encouragement for alcoholic/chemically dependent men coming from a primary treatment or hospital setting. Male, 18+ AA meetings and a sweat lodge open to the community 218-335-6880
Anishinabe Women’s Halfway House – Individual counseling, groups, cognitive behavioral therapies, service coordination, and relapse education. Female 18+ 218-335-8288
Assessment Unit – Rule 25 chemical health assessments for Native American people living within the boundaries of the Leech Lake Reservation. Ages 11-adult. 218-335-8382
Family Violence Prevention Program 218-335-3560
Outpatient Adolescent Treatment Program 218-335-8324
Outpatient Treatment Program (Men) 218-335-8308
Recovery Maintenance Program 218-335-8302
Relapse Prevention Program 218-335-3631
Sexual Assault Reservation Response Team 218-335-3289
Truancy Prevention and Intervention 218-335-7286
Women’s Services 218-335-3560
Human Services and Child Welfare Division
Adoption Program 218-335-3622
Child Abuse Prevention Program 218-335-4448
Child Protection Program 218-335-8270
Family Preservation and Parent Support Outreach Program 218-335-4448
Foster Care Program 218-335-3622
Youth Living Skills Program 218-335-8370
Leech Lake Financial Services
Financial Services – small loans, credit builder loans, training 218-335-7206
Community Services Emergency Home Repair Program – Electrical, carpentry, plumbing and health services 218-335-3711
Facilities Management 218-335-8318
Community Center Contacts:
Ball Club Center 218-246-8210
Bena Center 218-665-5305
Inger Center 218-659-2685
Kego Lake Center 218-363-0110
Mission Center 218-339-5322
Oak Point Center 218-339-5069
Onigum Center 218-547-2227
Pennington Center 218-335-8318
S. Lake Center 218-659-4738
Sugar Point Center 218-654-5274
Veteran’s Building 218-335-7034
Winnie Dam Center 218-335-8318
Recycle Center 218-335-4160
Small Vehicle Repair 218-335-8393
Elder and Disabilities Program 218-335-3626
Energy Assistance 218-335-3783
Tribal Employment and Training Program 218-335-3626
Tribal Employment Rights and Ordinance (TERO) 218-335-8359
Veteran’s Services 218-335-3677
Bamenim Anishinaabeg – A strength based, client centered, family focused model, grounded in Anishinaabeg values and culture promoting healing of the spirit, mind, and body and address the root causes of crime and delinquency. 218-335-3682
Tribal Transit 218-335-7290
Leech Lake Legacy Veterinarian Services
Animal surrender. Low cost wellness checks for pets. Low cost spay/neuter services. Look for calendar on website for dates and times. 866-534-2293
Leech Lake Tribal College
6945 Little Wolf Road NW, Cass Lake, MN 56633
Mail: PO Box 180, Cass Lake, MN 56633
Maternal Child Health – We Believe in You
115 6th St NW, Cass Lake, MN 56633 (The Nest)
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm
We are Registered Nurses that offer support to families through education, assessment, skilled nursing, referral networking and incentives.
-We Believe in You- is the foundation of our home visiting program for any pregnant woman, mother or caregiver of children up to the age of three. Dads are encouraged to participate and are welcomed. We encourage self development and support positive decision making skills for the strengthening of our families and their futures.
-We Believe in You- when life is going well, complicated, or the worst you feel it can be. We are here to help you see the strength you have within. This program supports Native American families that are IHS eligible.
218-335-4556 or 218-335-4566
Clothing and household thrift items
Operated out of the Clearwaters Life Center, – 3rd Floor