Support and services for victims who are or have experienced domestic and sexual assault, dating violence and stalking. Services area is the Leech Lake Reservation including portions of Cass, Hubbard, Itasca and Beltrami Counties.
StrongHearts Native Helpline is a 24/7 confidential and anonymous culturally-appropriate domestic, dating and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans. StrongHearts advocates offer the following services at no cost:
- Peer support and advocacy
- Information and education about domestic violence and sexual violence
- Personalized safety planning
- Crisis intervention
- Referrals to Native-centered domestic violence and sexual violence service providers
- Basic information about health options
- Support finding a local health facility or crisis center that is trained to care for survivors of sexual assault and offers services like sexual assault forensic exams
- General information about jurisdiction and legal advocacy referrals
The White Earth Reservation Tribal DOVE (Down ON Violence Everyday) Program serves victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Stalking, Dating Violence, Elder Abuse, Trafficking and General Crime and provides services to Native and non-Native women, men and youth who live on or near the White Earth Reservation.
The Omiimii Wadiswan Equay Shelter provides temporary shelter to Native American and Non-Native female victim/survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or trafficking.
The potential resident must be 18 years old or older and currently be in or leaving an abusive relationship, be a victim of sexual assault who fears for her safety, or be a victim of stalking or human trafficking.
Potential residents will be prioritized for shelter services based on their need for safety and level of danger/lethality risk. Priority will be given to Native American women living on or near the White Earth Reservation.
Minor male children, 16 years or younger will be permitted to reside in the shelter with their parent or guardian determined on a case by case basis.
Safe at Home is a statewide address confidentiality program administered by the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. It is governed by Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 5B and Minnesota Rules Chapter 8290.
Safe at Home is designed to help people who fear for their safety maintain a confidential address. Many times program participants are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.
When someone enrolls in Safe at Home, they are assigned a PO Box address that they can use as their legal address. In Minnesota, all public and private entities must accept a participant’s assigned address and a participant cannot be required to disclose their real address. This allows a program participant to go about his or her daily life without leaving traces of where they can typically be located, such as their residential address, a school address, or an employment address. This safety measure is an attempt to keep their aggressor from locating them.
Because program participants use a PO Box address assigned to them, Safe at Home provides a mail forwarding service. First Class Mail is forwarded to a participant’s home address. The participant’s real address remains under security with the Safe at Home office. In addition to being the participant’s agent to receive mail, the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State is a participant’s agent to receive service of process (legal papers).
Phone Hours: 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Email: Contact Us
SAFE AT HOME MAILING ADDRESS:
PO Box 17370
Saint Paul, MN 55117-0370
Are you feeling bullied in a relationship? Concerned about someone who is being verbally or physically abused? Confidential, nonjudgmental advocacy services. No Charge.
Now providing mental health counseling; call for an appointment
To make therapy affordable, we use a sliding-fee scale.
Evergreen Shelter Program- for youth 9-17 and their families
Open: 24/7 365 days a year
Services- Crisis Shelter, Family Support/Coaching, and Rock Sober, Monday-Thursday 10:00-6:00
Street Address: 622 Mississippi Ave Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone Number: 218-751-4332
Fax Number: 218-751-3830
Evergreen Youth Services- for older teens and young adults through age 24
Open: Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00
Services- Mental Health Counseling, Youth Drop-in Center, Street Outreach, Transitional Living, Independent Living Skills, Safe Harbor, Crime Victims Services, Housing
Street Address: 610 Patriot Dr. NW Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone Number: 218-751-8223
Fax Number: 218-751-8070
Mailing Address: Evergreen Youth & Family Services, PO Box: 662, Bemidji, MN 56619
Evergreen Youth & Family Services is community-based organization committed to strengthening youth and preserving families through building relationships with those living in northern Minnesota. Evergreen serves a variety of persons in need, including needs for safe shelter, food, coaching, counseling, healing, jobs, referrals, treatment, independent and life skills, parenting skills, and more.
79 Spencer Ave Bagley, MN 56621
Grand Rapids Office:
9 Willow Lane Grand Rapids, MN 55744
218-326-5008 / 1-866-747-5008
Park Rapids Office:
323 Main Ave South Park Rapids, MN 56470
609 Minnesota Ave West Walker, MN 56484
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
Before child advocacy centers were created, child victims of crime often had to tell their stories to more than a dozen adults – police officers, prosecutors, doctors and social workers. They could be shuttled all over town giving depositions and getting medical exams. There was very little coordination between the various agencies. Consequently, children were traumatized repeatedly as they sought help. In some of the saddest cases, abused children simply fell through the cracks in the system that was supposed to save them. Likewise, prior to Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Programs and Family Violence Intervention Programs victims were experiencing long waits in the emergency room, a lack of privacy, nervous and unskilled examiners, insensitivity, and improper evidence collection or loss of evidence.
In 2005, the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, North Country Health Services, MeritCare Clinic of Bemidji, Midwest Children’s Resource Center of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of MN – St. Paul, MN and others joined to form a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to develop and operate a medical-model family violence center to serve the needs of Northern Minnesota.
FACNM is the only medical-model assessment center that currently exists in this region of the state. Moreover, the FACNM is one of the only centers in America to serve the needs of child sexual and physical abuse, adult sexual assault and domestic violence under one roof.
FACNM serves the entire ninth judicial district which includes the counties of Kittson, Roseau, Marshall, Pennington, Red Lake, Polk, Norman, Mahnomen, Clearwater, Lake of the Woods, Beltrami, Hubbard, Koochiching, Itasca, Cass, Crow Wing, and Aitkin. In addition, the FACNM serves Red Lake, Leech Lake, and White Earth Reservations.
Today, all of the services needed by victims and their families – forensic interviews, medical exams, referrals and family support services – are clustered around one central location. FACNM is the hub where representatives from many disciplines meet to discuss and make decisions about the investigation, assessment, treatment and prosecution of victim related cases. They work together in the best interests of the victim, providing an immediate response and ongoing support to help children and families recover from the trauma of abuse or violence.
A Wellstone Family Safety Program addressing supervised visitation, safe exchange, and a violence intervention program for men. Advocates for Family Peace creates awareness in our community by promoting safety, equality, and responsibility in intimate and family relationships.
Programs offered include: Advocacy, Housing, Intervention Program for Men and Fathers, Intervention Program for Women, Women’s Empowerment Group, Wellstone Family Safety Program and Community Outreach and Education.
Itasca County Office
Advocates for Family Peace
1611 NW 4th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
NE St. Louis County Office
Advocates for Family Peace
2125 E 2nd Ave, Suite 44
Hibbing, MN 55746
Domestic violence and sexual assault. A safe confidential place for victims to share and receive non-judgmental support. Support groups for women. Emergency housing for battered women and their children. Legal advocacy. Emergency transportation.
GoSafe: Access to help both at home and on the go and includes an AutoAlert pendant that contacts Lifeline automatically when it detects a fall.
HomeSafe: A medical alert service that provides peace of mind when you are in or around your home. Available with AutoAlert fall detection technology, which is designed to sense when you fall and contact us even if you can’t or don’t push your button.
Lifeline Response App: A smart phone app with a one-touch call button, giving you a direct line to a Lifeline response associate ready to help.
Medication Dispensing Service: This pill-dispensing machine is loaded with single-dose cups of medication, and we program it to sound a reminder and dispense medication at the chosen times.
Intake/assessment, prevention education on fetal alcohol spectrum, positive cultural education, life skills, talking circles, cradleboard project, nutrition education, referrals to community agencies.
Electronic Security Solutions
Per Mar security systems keep your business safe and secure.
Whether you are worrying about preventing employee theft, burglars, shoplifters, flooding or fires- we can help!
Per Mar serves a range of small to midsize commercial sectors with our electronic security solutions.
Some of the sectors we serve include:
- Local and National Retail
- Food Service/Restaurants
- Office Buildings
- Real Estate
- Financial Institutions
- Health Care
- Religious Institutions
Security Guard Services
Trust our highly-trained security officers to protect your business and employees.
Our professionally trained security officers are available to serve clients in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas, Michigan, Kentucky and Oklahoma.
Some of the industries we serve include:
- Education/Campus Security
Per Mar’s investigators can help solve your most challenging business matters.
Per Mar’s licensed private investigators work with a wide variety of businesses and industries to assist in the timely resolution of complex matters from employee fraud investigations to vulnerability and threat assessments.
Pre-Employment and Tenant Screening
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Per Mar is a leader in providing comprehensive pre-employment and tenant screening services to businesses nationwide.
A neutral, child friendly site for conflict free custody exchanges and documented supervised visitation by two staff. All custodial parties must complete an intake before service will be scheduled. Court orders not mandatory. Services are provided on a sliding fee basis. Services are available Monday – Friday and every other weekend depending on availability.
Mailing address: PO Box 397, Bemidji, MN 56619
NBWS is a domestic violence emergency crisis shelter and advocacy program supporting victim/survivors of intimate partner violence. NBWS provides emotional support, items to meet basic needs (personal hygiene products, clothing, household items), transportation, and referrals to other resources, such as mental health services. NBWS also provides legal advocacy which includes assistance with filling out Orders for Protection and Harassment Restraining Orders, court accompaniment (for civil or criminal cases), tracking court matters on behalf of victim/survivors, and referrals to legal resources. NBWS provides individual, institutional and social change advocacy.
Toll-Free 800-588-6229 (24 hour)
Civil and legal services without charge to low income or elderly citizens. Income and asset poverty guidelines apply. Bemidji office serves Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Lake of the Woods, and Mahnomen Counties.
Anishinabe Legal Services is a Legal Services Corporation (LSC) grantee and independent 501(c)(3) non-profit that provides free legal assistance to low-income individuals living on or near the Leech Lake, Red Lake, & White Earth Reservations in Northwestern Minnesota.
ALS represents clients before tribal courts, state courts, and agencies to help them protect their rights. Anishinabe Legal Services has offices in Leech Lake, Red Lake, and White Earth.
Residents of Leech Lake, White Earth, and Red Lake reservations whose income and assets fall within the financial eligibility guidelines. Services are also provided to residents of Leech Lake, White Earth, Grand Portage, and Bois Forte who are 60 and older regardless of income.
The goal of the Victim Services Program is to help ease the physical, emotional, and financial misfortunes caused by criminal victimization and to reduce the confusion and inconvenience that may be caused by involvement in the criminal justice system.
Victim Rights Information
Court Hearing Notification
Victim Impact Statements
Witness Services and Reception
Court-Related Child Care
Restitution & Reparations Claims Assistance
Counseling Information & Referrals