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Partner Agencies

Adult Day Services
620 Carr Lake Road SE | Bemidji, MN 56601 | (218) 751-1324 | Director: April Collman

Adult Day Services promotes healthy aging with the focus to improve and enhance overall wellness.  Through a system of supportive services in one location the program cost effectively assists people experiencing isolation due to physical and psychosocial demands, to maintain and/or increase independence, and remain an active part of family and community. Life quality is enhanced when experienced with others.

 

Bemidji Community Food Shelf
1260 Exchange Ave SE | Bemidji, MN 56601 | (218)-444-6580 | Director: Mary Mitchell

Mission Statement: 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.
     Hours: Monday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM; Wednesday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM;  Friday10:00 AM – 3:00 PM; 3rd Monday of every month until 5:00 PM

 

Bemidji Community Table
PO Box 1584 | Bemidji, MN 56619 | (218) 444-7909 (Announcements Only) | Additional Contact: George Stowe (218) 760-6934 | bemidjisoupkitchen@gmail.com
 

Provides free meals from 5:00 - 6:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays each week to those who are hungry, no questions asked.
     Monday & Tuesday: @ Mt. Zion Church | 414 Lincoln Avenue | Bemidji, MN
     Wednesday & Thursday: @ United Methodist Church | 9th Street and Beltrami Avenue | Bemidji, MN

 

Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area
1600 Minnesota Ave | PO Box 191 | Bemidji, MN 56619 | (218) 444-4171 | Director: Andrea Ohnstad | aohnstad@paulbunyan.net

The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.  The club desires to see Club youth have positive self-identities, be educationally, occupationally, socially, emotionally, and culturally competent, be involved in their community, be physically healthy, and have a moral compass. Programs are designed to support the accomplishment of these goals.  Programs and activities are offered in the areas of Character and Leadership, Education and Career, Health and Life Skills, the Arts, and Sports, Fitness and Recreation. A new Teen Center for high school teens will be opening in the fall of 2009.  The Teen Center will be in the existing Club but in a separate area and designated space for high school teens only.  It will have a lounge, computer/tutoring lab, media room and snack area.

 

Churches United
702 Beltrami Ave. NW | Bemidji, MN 56619 | (218) 444-1380 | Director: Wanda Yomen | cunited@paulbunyan.net

A collaborative of Bemidji area churches organized to serve and meet the needs of homeless, persistently poor, and impoverished individuals and families, by providing financial assistance and referrals in an empowering manner while also seeking the cause of poverty with the goal of reaching a solution to the immediate concerns.

 

Civil Air Patrol- Northland Squadron
4130 Hangar Drive NW | Bemidji, MN 56601 | (218) 252-0689 | Contact: 1Lt. John Schrader

Three mandated components:  Cadet Programs, Emergency Services and Aerospace Education.  Civil Air Patrol is a leadership laboratory for young people to learn self-esteem and confidence while becoming leaders.  The squadron has the additional goal of being a strong community partner through educating the youth about community service, serving other agencies in need of manpower support and providing hands on assistance at large community events.

 

Community Resource Connections
Main Office: 716 Paul Bunyan Drive NW | Bemidji, MN 56601 | (218) 333-0880 | Director: Ruth Sherman | rsherman@crcinform.org
Northern Dental Access Center Office: 1405 Anne Street NW | Bemidji, MN 56601 | (218) 333-6856
Blackduck Resource Center Office: 133 Main Street & Margaret Ave | Blackduck, MN 56630 | (218) 835-5768 | blackduck@crcinform.org

Community Resource Connections (CRC) is a membership organization serving the needs of nonprofits, and the clients they serve, in Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater and Hubbard counties. CRC offers information, advocacy and assistance to residents of the service area from offices in Blackduck, at the Blackduck Resource Center and from a Bemidji office located within Northern Dental Access Center. CRC staff educate about area services, aid in completing applications for all public health programs (MA, MnCare, MnSure, and Medicare), provide guidance through the Social Security Disability application process and assist the public and area professionals in navigating service systems. Services are free and confidential. CRC also provides online access to a resource directory and volunteer management site at www.crcinform.org.

 

Evergreen Youth & Family Services: Youth Crisis Shelter
622 Mississippi Avenue | Bemidji, MN 56601 | (218) 751-4332 Coordinator: Gary Russell

Evergreen Youth Crisis Shelter – All services are free to youth and families.  Open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for youth ages 9-17 who are homeless, runaways, or experiencing personal or family crisis.  Family counseling provides support to families in crisis, offering parenting support and training in skills that are necessary for families to work through their immediate difficulties and to establish healthy patterns of conflict resolution that will help prevent future crises.  Tribal Family Support Services are available on-site on the Red Lake and Leech Lake Reservations to support youth and parents through coaching and education and case management to access mental, chemical, dental and physical health services.  The Suicide Prevention Program trains 9th graders in all county schools, including Red Lake, in suicide prevention training.  There is a monthly survivor support group for adult family members/friends and the Headwaters Alliance for Suicide Prevention, a community-based taskforce, provides planning and information on suicide prevention monthly.

 

Evergreen Youth & Family Services: Transitional Housing
610 Patriot Drive NW | Bemidji, MN 56601 (1 block north of Anne Street - or, turn left on Justice from Irvine) | (218) 755-8223

We can help you find housing and a job. We can help up to 24 months with living expenses, rental housing applications fees, security deposit, rental assistance, utility assistance, household emergencies, transportation, and more...call to find out more! If you are homeless and you or your child have a disability, we can provide long-term rental assistance and services to help you live independently.

 

Headwaters Science Center
413 Beltrami Avenue | PO Box 1176 | Bemidji, MN 56601 | (218) 444-4472 | Director: Annie Butler Ricks | director@hscbemidji.org

The Headwaters Science Center provides intellectual stimulation and enjoyment for all children and adults with scientific and technological interactive displays, exhibits, programs, and activities which enhance and supplement educational programs.

 

Hope House
2014 7th St SE | PO Box 1097 | Bemidji, MN  56619 | (218) 444-6748 | Director: Robin Wold | rwold@paulbunyan.net

Hope House provides community support services to individuals with serious and persistent mental illness so they can live in the community in the least restrictive setting, function at their best level, and reduce the need for involuntary hospitalization. Hope House provides adult rehabilitation mental health services (ARMHS) in the home and community. Hope House also provides community support services (CSP) such as phone support, consumer outreach, social and recreational activities, after hours emergency help, community/public education, medication, and wellness checks, REACH family support group, diagnostic assessments, and consumer employment.  Hope House also provides day treatment and a drop-in center for members.

 

Legal Services of NW MN
215 4th St NW, Bemidji, MN 56601 | (218) 751-9201

Promotes Justice for 888 low-income clients, by providing the advocacy, information, assistance, education, and empowerment needed to address critical legal needs. Visit their website for a detailed overview of services provided.

 

Lutheran Social Services - Senior Nutrition Program
Distribution Site: Bemidji Eagles Aerie 351 | 1270 Neilson Ave | Bemidji, MN 56601 | (218) 751-9985

LSS Senior Dining and Meals on Wheels seeks to enable persons aged 60 and older to live healthier, more active and independent lives. Menus and meal selections are prepared by a licensed, registered dietitian to ensure that meals are healthy and nutritious. Meals are available for individuals with special dietary needs, such as diabetic, low salt and low fat/low cholesterol diets. Meal tickets distributed at Iverson Corner Drug, 218-444-3000 http://www.lssmn.org/seniordining/locations/region2/

 

North Country Food Bank
424 North Broadway | Crookston, MN  56716 | (218) 281-7356 | Director: Susie Novak | susie@northcountryfoodbank.org

North Country Food Bank was established in 1983 and is the sole distributor of surplus food products to over 155 charitable food programs, including soup kitchens, food shelves, and homeless shelters.  Other recipients include low-income individuals in need of supplemental assistance, group homes, senior programs, youth programs, addiction treatment centers and domestic abuse prevention programs.  As a non-profit food bank, our primary role is to provide food to the front-line charitable agencies that feed the hungry.  North Country distributes over 2.1 million pounds of food in our 21-county service area annually.

 

Northwoods Caregivers
616 America Ave, Ste. 170 | Bemidji, MN 56601 | (218) 333-8264 or (888) 534-4432 Director: Cindi Lee Jernigan | Program Assistant: Melissa Thomas (218) 333-8266 | nice@paulbunyan.net

Northwoods Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers (NICE) is a volunteer-based organization that provides services for seniors and other special needs individuals and families.  Through many dedicated volunteers, NICE provides transportation to medical appointments, shopping assistance, friendly visiting, and respite care for seniors and children.  With the help of United Way and so many important caregivers, Northwoods Interfaith enables independent living and ensures to improve the quality of life for those with disabilities or special needs.  In addition. Northwoods Interfaith’s First City Visitation Services program offers a positive, safe, child-friendly and neutral site where children and parents can be assured that supervised visitation or exchange will be safe and conflict-free.

 

Northwoods Battered Women's Shelter
PO Box 563 |  Bemidji, MN 56619 | (218) 444-1395 | Director: Andrea Kingbird | andrea.k@northwoodsfamilysafety.org

Provides crisis shelter, victim-centered advocacy and supportive services for victims of intimate partner violence. Crisis shelter is temporary, short term housing.  With the crisis shelter and safe housing services, NBWS provides emotional support, meals, items to meet basic needs (personal hygiene products and clothing), and transportation.

 

Peacemaker Resources
PO Box 862 | Bemidji, MN  56619 | (218) 444-8048 | Director: Barb Houg | barb@peacemakerresources.org

Mission Statement: Peacemaker resources fosters communication, compassion and connection, leading to respectful relationships and healthier individuals and communities.
Primary prevention programs and activities that promote conflict management and other cooperative life skills to assist children, adults and families to lead responsible, violence-free lives and see themselves as valuable, contributing members of our community.

 

ServeMinnesota (Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps)
Northcentral Regional Office: 10 5th Street NW | Grand Rapids, MN 55744 | (218) 999-7513 | Program Manager: Katelyn Dokken | katelyn.dokken@servetogrow.org

Mission: ServeMinnesota is a catalyst to address critical needs in Minnesota by working with AmeriCorps and community partners. We share our proven practices nationally. ServeMinnesota works with AmeriCorps members and community partners to meet critical needs throughout Minnesota. We focus on solving tough problems in educational achievement, economic opportunity, and environmental protection.

 

Support Within Reach  CRISIS NUMBER: 444-9522
403 4th Street NW, Suite140 | Bemidji, MN  56619 | (218) 444-9524 | Director: Caroline Larson | executivedirector@supportwithinreach.org

Since 1977, the Sexual Assault Program of Beltrami, Cass & Hubbard Counties has been providing advocacy and supportive services to sexual violence survivors and their families.  Support and information are offered 24 hours a day via our Crisis Line. In addition, trained staff often accompany survivors during a medical/forensic exam and through the criminal justice process.  Services are confidential and free of charge to survivors of all forms of sexual violence. Sexual Assault Program staff also provide educational presentations and seminars on a variety of sexual violence issues, ranging from prevalence to prevention.

 

Timber Bay
234 Gerald Lane NW | PO Box 371 | Bemidji, MN  56601 | (218) 766-9997 | Director: Steve Hanson | hanson@timberbay.org

For 36 years, Bemidji Area Timber Bay, a non-profit organization, has provided hundreds of at-risk children and their families with strong Christian mentors who assist them in successfully reaching adulthood and beyond.  As a Christian referral agency, we work directly with others to aid both during crisis and long-term.  We own and operate Timber Bay Camp, “the camp that comes home with the kids”, year around.  We have a local Timber Bay House where children experience a “healthy home”, both during the day and after school.  Our goal is to have a caring adult in the life of every child who would benefit from another adult advocating, affirming, encouraging and supporting them.

 

Village of Hope
416 Irvine Ave NW | Bemidji, MN 56601 | (218) 751-0722 | Director: Sandy Hennum | hennum@villageofhopebemidji.org

Mission Statement: “We Promote self-worth and independence through the provision of temporary shelter and supportive services for families experiencing homelessness.”
Provides temporary emergency shelter for families with dependent children and single pregnant women experiencing homelessness. Services include a private family room, three nutritionally balanced meals each day, and supportive services that assist guests in achieving and maintaining housing stability.