Thrift & Consignment Store
The Door Coffeehouse and Temporary Emergency Shelter provides shelter for people needing a place to stay as they seek other resources such a s housing, jobs, or treatment. We also provide clothing and household items to those in need.
Gonvick: 226 Elm Street Gonvick, MN 56644
P.O. Box 155 Clearbrook, MN 56634
Clear Waters Life Center (CWLC) is a multi-faceted 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with two locations in Northern Minnesota. We provide a variety of free and low cost services through four programs and five businesses. Our nonprofit businesses provide vocational training for our MSH residents volunteer opportunities and quality, affordable, and used merchandise to our customers.
Our community based programs focuses on helping youth, seniors, and addiction recovering men by building lives, growing relationships, and imparting hope.
Mustard Seed Homes (MSH) is a recovery and aftercare residential program for adult men providing support groups, vocational and life skills training, and steps to developing a healthy spiritual and physical life. As an outreach ministry of Clear Waters Life Center, MSH is a faith-based, 12-month, residential men’s program that provides training in a safe environment, to maintain sobriety, stabilize mental health, and transition to independence. We focus on development in two areas: life skills and vocational/occupational training. Life skills include budgeting, planning and preparing nutritious meals, time management, and personal health through exercise. Vocational and occupational training included 2-5 hours of adult education weekly, experience in building construction, using a commercial kitchen, furniture repair, janitorial services, helping in a greenhouse and garden center, and retail.
MSH is funded in part with housing support and supportive services from the department of human services. Applicants who meet DHS requirements can complete this program with no personal costs.
Youth Connection is an afterschool youth program that provides a safe place for play, mentoring, leadership training, and family and community connections. We focus on three things: creativity, being active, and teaching and embodying our core values of honor, respect, teamwork, relationships, encouragement, faith, and safety. We offer programing for 3rd – 5th graders and 6th – 12th graders.
Senior Services include transportation services, homemaking and chore services for clearwater county residents who are 60+ years old.
Transportation Services: if you need a ride to an appointment, community event, or shopping, we can take you there. Plan ahead to schedule your ride as 24 hours advance notice is required. 218-888-2320
Homemaking (Free Service, donations accepted)
- General Housework
- Answering or making phone calls
Chore Services (Free Service, donations accepted)
- Winterization projects
- Small outdoor repairs
- Furniture/ appliance removal- landfill run
- Snow removal and/or spring yard clean-up and maintenance
Community Opportunity are designed to educate, provide space for fun, and connect the community through art classes, pickleball, community dinners, adult basic education, counseling, and recovery and support groups.
During the summer we host Friday night out dinner events featuring different ethnic or regional foods. Free will offerings go to CWLC building maintenance.
We have two art studios in our Gonvick facility: pottery and mosaic. All ages are welcome and all supplies are provided. Cost is $5 a day, memberships available, varies classes are held throughout the year ranging from painting to welding.
CWLC hosts Celebrate Recovery meetings throughout the year. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12-step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain, or addiction of any kind. It is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling your life.
CWLC offers counseling services in a variety of areas for all ages. Appointments required, call ahead to schedule.
Adult basic education is offered Tuesdays 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Wednesday 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. at our Clearbrook location. We believe that education never goes out of style. Our offering are designed to meet you where you are. This is a free service, call ahead to set up your individualized training.
Shop at the Top is our volunteer operated thrift store in Clearbrook where we sell clothing for the whole family as well as home goods, games, pet supplies, books, small appliances, and knick-knacks. The proceeds from Shop at the Top goes to maintaining our buildings. We are always interested in volunteers, you can call our office or stop in to get more information. We take donations during business hours. Located on the 3rd Floor of Clearbrook site. Hours are Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Restore It! is our used furniture shop in Clearbrook, as well as, custom furniture crafting and restoration business. Our MSH residents learn life and vocational skills by creating custom furniture pieces and restoring furniture. We take donations during business hours. Located on the 3rd Floor of Clearbrook site. Hours are Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Grow It! our greenhouse and garden center in Gonvick. We grow many varieties of flowers and vegetables starting mid-May to early July. If you need help putting planters together, we also provide commission planting services.
Fitness in Clearbrook is a weight room and gym. Membership fees are low and help us maintain the equipment.
Clearbrook Hours: Monday – Thursday 6:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday 6:30 a.m. – 5;30 p.m. & Saturday 8 a.m. -12 p.m.
Space Rentals are available in both Gonvick and Clearbrook for small to large parties, classes, meals, meetings, or gatherings.
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.
Churches United is a non-profit organization of Bemidji Area churches, led by the Spirit of Christ. Working together to meet the emergency needs of homeless and low-income people in a prayerful way.
Services May Include:
Basic emergency needs: Food, gas, bus tokens, clothing, laundry, and rent/utility assistance
Referrals are made as needed to area agency and businesses. A photo I.D. is required for all vouchers. A valid drivers license and photocopiable proof of valid insurance is required for all gas vouchers. Screenshots and/or cell phone “proof” is not accepted.
While our lobby is open it is best to call ahead to complete an application by phone prior to coming in. Only one individual or family is allowed in the lobby at once. Please call to make sure we are open. Masks are required in our office; one will be provided if needed. No loitering or waiting for the bus is allowed in our office.
Evergreen Youth & Family Services
Evergreen Shelter Program (Ages 9-17)………………………………………………………………………………………………..218-751-4332
Physical Address: 622 Mississippi Ave Bemidji, MN 56601
Open: 24/7, 365 days a year
SERVICES: Youth Crisis Shelter, Family Support & Parent Coaching
Evergreen Youth Services/Drop-In Center (Ages 14-24)………………………………………………………………………218-751-8223
Physical Address: 610 Patriot Dr. NW Bemidji, MN 56601
Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (11:00am-6:00pm); Wednesday (12:00pm-6:00pm)
SERVICES: Youth Drop-in Center, Street Outreach, Housing Assistance, Mental Health Support, Client Transportation
Evergreen Youth & Family Services is a community-based organization committed to strengthening youth, preserving families, and building relationships with an emphasis on those living in Northern Minnesota. Evergreen serves youth experiencing homelessness, runaways, and families in crisis by providing housing resources, youth crisis shelter, food & clothing, hot lunches 5 days/week, referrals, family support & parent coaching, mental health support, independent living skills, referrals to other community resources and more.
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.
Clothing and household items available