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Children and Families

AEOA Head Start Program

Early Head Start provides early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child development and family support services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families and pregnant women and their families. The principles are designed to nurture healthy attachments between the parent and child; emphasize a strengths-based, relationship-centered approach to services; and encompass the full range of a family’s needs from pregnancy through a child’s third birthday. Applications are always welcome.

Head Start provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families from birth until the child’s fifth birthday. The program’s services and resources are designed to foster stable family relationships, enhance children’s physical and emotional well-being, and establish an environment to develop strong cognitive skills.



Phone
  • 218-834-2280
  • 218-749-2912 ext. 7351

Web
Address
  • Norlen Industrial Park
    2124 10th Street
    Two Harbors, MN 55616

Email
Amberwing

Providing mental health services to children, teens, young adults and their families. Programs include partial (outpatient) hospitalization programs for children, youth and adolescents, substance use disorder intervention (ages 12-18), intensive outpatient programming (ages 18-25), and comprehensive assessment and intervention (birth to kindergarten)



Phone
  • 218-355-2100
  • Text "MN" to 741741 (crisis text line)
  • 844-772-4724 (24-hour regional crisis phone line)

Web
Address
  • 615 Pecan Avenue
    Duluth, MN 55811
  • Intensive Outpatient Programming
    Essentia Health-330 Building
    330 E 2nd Street
    Duluth, MN 55805

Email
  • amberwing@essentiahealth.org
Arc Northland

Core services include individual advocacy for people with disabilities, system advocacy, family support and IEP advocacy, education, information and resources.

  • Information and Referral
    Services to provide accurate and comprehensive information to individuals with disabilities, families, service providers and the general community.
  • Parent and Family Support Network
    Provides overall support, through group meetings, one to one connections, information, advocacy and education.
  • PCA Choice
    Services that help people with disabilities live independently in the community or in their family home.
  • Housing Access Services
    Assists qualifying people with disabilities in locating affordable, accessible housing.
  • People First
    Twice monthly self-advocacy group for adults with disabilities.
  • Disability Equality Training Series (DETS)
    Participants will strengthen their self-advocacy and assertive communication skills, explore their values and strengths, and learn about disability laws.



Phone
  • (218) 726-4725

Web
Address
  • Suite 302
    222 E Superior Street
    Duluth, MN 55802

Email
  • info@arcnorthland.org
Arrowhead Psychological Clinic, PA

Comprehensive outpatient mental health services for children, adolescents, and adults. We can bill your insurance or bill on a sliding fee scale for those without insurance.

Our specialties:

  • Evaluation and Diagnostics
  • Depression
  • Overcoming Fear and Anxiety
  • Couples Counseling
  • Coping with Stress
  • Individual Therapy
  • Healing the Heart
  • Chronic Pain Treatment
  • Critical Incident Debriefing
  • Sports Psychology
  • Attention Deficit Disorder and Evaluation
  • Preschooler/Child and Adolescent Evaluations
  • Keeping the Magic of Love Alive
  • Chemical Dependency Counselling
  • Divorce Prevention
  • Disability and Rehabilitation



Phone
  • 218-723-8153

Web
Address
  • 715 East Central Entrance
    Duluth, MN 55811

Email
Bethany Crisis Nursery (operated through Lutheran Social Services)

Free 24/7 care for children and support for families. Parents dealing with personal stress or crises such as an illness, housing problems, divorce or separation, financial strains or other issues can benefit by contacting us.

A child’s parent or legal guardian can request:

  • Short-term care by licensed providers for children up through age 12
  • Crisis support for families
  • Information and referrals to additional community resources

We also offer a clothing room for newborn to size 7 in kids clothing, diapers, wipes, blankets, hygiene products and other baby equipment (items are donated, so selection may vary) to those in need, free of charge. Call ahead to schedule a same day appointment.



Phone
  • 218-302-6879

Web
Address
  • 1422 E Superior Street
    Duluth, MN 55805

Email
Caring Closet for Students

Caring closets offer a variety of hygiene products, clothing and miscellaneous items for students. Items available are body wash, shampoo, conditioner, hair ties, combs and brushes, feminine hygiene products, lotion, razors, shaving cream, lip balm, deodorant, dental floss and many more. Leggings, shirts, socks, underwear, sweatpants and sweatshirts are also available. Caring closets are located at the Minnehaha Elementary and Two Harbors High Schools. If school is not in session, a caring closet is also available to students at Cooperative Light and Power, Two Harbors.

*If you have items to donate, please drop them off at Cooperative Light and Power.



Phone

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Address
  • Minnehaha Elementary School
    421 7th Street
    Two Harbors, MN 55616
  • Two Harbors High School
    1640 Highway 2
    Two Harbors, MN 55616

Email
Child Care Providers, Lake County

Current child care providers in Lake County are listed below. You may call the provider directly to ask about openings or you may contact CHILD CARE AWARE (1-888-291-9811) for information on availability, hours, etc.

TWO HARBORS
Erin Carlson
1817 Hwy 61
Two Harbors, MN
218-591-5416
silvercreek_earlylearning@yahoo.com
Laura Platcek
331 3rd Ave
Two Harbors, MN
218-522-0044
Rachel Dillon
701 10th Avenue
Two Harbors, MN
218-834-5649
rachel77r@yahoo.com
Traci Dover
205 3rd Avenue
Two Harbors, MN
218-830-0314
tdover@citlink.net
Hope Green
1410 Cardinal Rd
Two Harbors, MN
218-830-0425
hopelgreen@gmail.com
Heather Hefter
404 3rd Ave
Two Harbors, MN
320-491-9234
hchefter@gmail.com
Stephanie Seeber
2565 Hwy 2
Two Harbors, MN
218-830-0101
Kickstart Preschool & Child Care Center
1073 Highway 61
Two Harbors, MN
218-428-1048
KIDS & CO
(school-age)
421 7th Street
Two Harbors, MN
218-834-8221, Ext 8423
SILVER BAY
Karen Sinderman
49 Nelson Drive
Silver Bay, MN
218-220-0443
Little Mariners Child Care Center
137 Banks Blvd
Silver Bay, MN
218-226-4437
FINLAND
Finland Children in Nature Group
6680 Highway 1
Finland, MN
218-220-0535
finlandchildcare@gmail.com



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Circle of Parents-North Shore Parent Support Group

The North Shore Parent Support Group provides support and information for families living with behavioral and mental health challenges. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, Two Harbors. A virtual option is also available by contacting Wendi at 218-576-7469.



Phone
  • 218-576-7469

Web

Address
  • North Shore Parent Support Group
    First Baptist Church
    602 15th Avenue
    Two Harbors, MN 55616

Email
Community Education

Many affordable health and wellness classes are offered through the Two Harbors and Silver Bay Community Education programs in various communities throughout Lake County.

  • Early Childhood Family Education-ECFE is a program for parents with children ages birth to pre-kindergarten five. Families participate in activities to build social, cognitive and motor skills. Parent education is provided through lively and informative discussions about everyday life as a parent. Registration is required for mixed age session. Fees are based on a sliding fee scale and can be waived if necessary. For more information, please call 218-226-4437 ext. 8158 in Silver Bay or 218-834-8221 ext. 8362 in Two Harbors.
  • Early Childhood Screening-Quick and simple check of how children are doing between the ages of 3 to 4 years. It identifies, at an early stage, possible learning or health concerns so that children can get needed help before starting school. Early childhood screening is required for entrance in Minnesota’s public schools and is offered throughout the year. Call 218-226-4437 ext. 8158 for more information.
  • Little Mariner and Little Agates Preschool is available in Silver Bay for children ages 3- 5 years old. The goal in preschool is to instill a love of learning, build skills for kindergarten and to have FUN! All of our Preschool sites are Parent Aware 4 Star Rated. Call 218-226-4437 ext. 8453 for more information.
  • Kids and Co. is located in the Minnehaha Elementary and William Kelley schools. Care is provided before, during, and after school for children 3 years old through the end of 5th grade. Call 218-226-4437 ext. 8453 for more information.



Phone
  • 218-834-8201 ext. 8230 Two Harbors
  • 218-226-4437 ext. 8137 Silver Bay

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Community Mediation Minnesota

Mediation is an alternative to going to court. This program connects those seeking conflict resolution services to local mediation service providers.  Mediation can help resolve conflicts between neighbors, landlords and tenants, family relationships, parenting time, workplace issues, etc.

Restorative practices include a variety of interventions that can range from one-on-one to medium-sized groups facilitated by trained facilitators. These interventions are often designed with participant input and typically focus on a broad range of deeply personal and consequential matters.

Facilitated dialogues are medium to large-size group discussions facilitated by trained facilitators. These interventions address a range of predetermined and participant-identified issues with the goals of capturing a broad range of perspectives and moving the group forward with a shared process and purpose.

Training and skill building are available from the individual to institutional level. These services address a wide range of issues based on participants’ interests and organizational goals.



Phone
  • 833-266-2663

Web
Address

Email
  • info@CommunityMediationMN.org
Cradle of Hope

Providing financial (including rent/mortgage assistance, utility assistance, assistance paying medical bills), child care assistance, transportation cards, educational and material assistance (including portable cribs) to women and babies in crisis that live in Minnesota.

Contact parenting agency (below) to obtain an application:

  1. St. Louis County Public Health: current patients only
  2. Women’s Care Center phone: (218) 623-7100
  3. Lake Superior Life Care Center phone: 218-727-3399

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. You must be a MN resident.
  2. You must be facing a crisis related to a pregnancy or birth of a child under 4 months.

Required Documents:

  1. Medical documentation explaining the crisis that is related to the pregnancy or birth of the baby.
  2. Employment verification indicating a return to work date with rate and expected work hours OR New Employment letter indicating a start date with rate and expected work hours OR four weeks worth of pay stubs if currently working.



Phone
  • (651) 636-0637

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Friends of the Finland Community

Many activities are available at the Clair Nelson Center, such as bonebuilders exercise class, yoga, dancing, crafting, alcoholics anonymous, and youth open gym nights. Please visit their website for more information.



Phone
  • 218-353-0300

Web
Address
  • Clair Nelson Center
    6866 Cramer Road
    Finland, MN 55603

Email
Human Development Center

HDC offers in-person services for the following programs: Recovery Services, Adult Case Management, Adult and Child Psychotherapy, Adult Rehabilitation Mental Health Services (ARMHS), Child Therapeutic Support Services (CTSS), Early Childhood Mental Health Services, Employment Connections, Psychiatry, Outreach Center, and Mental Health Crisis Services.

  • Mental Health-Offers a continuum of outpatient mental health services for all ages. Services include individual, family and couples counseling, school-based therapy is also available in the Lake Superior School District. These services are also offered virtually at this time.
  • Community Support Programs-These services include Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services, Targeted Case Management, Children’s Therapeutic Services and Supports. These services are provided in order to support individuals in creating and maintaining psychiatric stability, social competencies, emotional regulation, and independent living skills.
  • Chemical Health-Offers Rule 25 and comprehensive chemical health assessments, intensive outpatient group programming, dual diagnosis (MI/CD) treatment services, substance abuse disorder counseling, peer support services, case management and monitoring and aftercare support services.
  • Crisis Services-HDC offers crisis assessments to any individuals in need 365 days per year 24 hours a day.
  • Waterfront Center Outreach Center-Our outreach center, located in Two Harbors, is open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 11am-3pm and Thursdays from 9am-12pm. The center is open to all community members with children under 18 being accompanied by an adult. The goal of the center is to create a safe space for every individual to enjoy social activities, snacks and coffee, crafts, games, and more. The center is staff by HDC mental health practitioners.
  • Employment Connection-Provides community placement services that assist clients to define vocational goals and then find and maintain competitive employment in the community. Assists in searching for, finding, and maintaining employment. The Employment Connection is a vocational program that is specially designed to help adults with mental illness, serious mental illness and serious and persistent mental illness find and keep employment in the community. All referrals go through an assessment of needs and eligibility process.
  • MFIP and DWP Employment and Training Program-Offers job search and supportive services to eligible persons with dependents.



Phone
  • 218-728-4491

Web
Address
  • 325 11th Avenue
    Two Harbors, MN 55616
  • 1401 E 1st Street
    Duluth, MN 55805
  • 99 Edison Blvd.
    Silver Bay, MN 55614

Email
Kalina Counseling Services

Provides in person and online individual therapy, couples therapy, sex therapy and education, and family therapy services. We work with clients of all ages that are experiencing a range of mental health symptoms, substance abuse issues, stressful life circumstances, or those simply looking to improve themselves. See our website for further details on the specialties of each of our therapists.



Phone
  • 218-595-7997 (phone)
  • 218-392-3898 (fax)

Web
Address
  • Agate Bay Professional Suites
    120 7th Street
    Two Harbors, MN 55616
  • Office in North Shore Area Partners
    36 Shopping Center Road
    Silver Bay, MN 55614

Email
  • info@kalinacounseling.com
Kickstart Preschool and Child Care Center

Offers infant care, toddler classes (16 to 33 months) and preschool (33 months to 5 years).



Phone
  • 218-510-0598

Web
Address
  • 1073 Highway 61
    Two Harbors, MN 55616

Email
Lake County Health and Human Services

  • Health Care-Medical Assistance, Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities, Long Term Care, TEFRA, Medicare Savings Program.
  • Mental Health Services-Case Management services for children and adults.
  • Cash Assistance-Minnesota Family Investment Program, Diversionary Work Program, Minnesota Supplemental Aid, General Assistance, Housing Supports (formerly known as Group Residential Housing). Apply for Cash Assistance benefits at https://mnbenefits.mn.gov/
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (formerly known as food stamps and/or food support)-Apply for SNAP benefits at https://mnbenefits.mn.gov/
  • Emergency Programs-Emergency Assistance and Emergency General Assistance. Apply for Emergency Assistance benefits at https://mnbenefits.mn.gov/
  • Car Seat Installations-A certified car seat technician is available to assist you.
  • Child and Teen Check-up-Program for children on Medical Assistance and Minnesota Care. Information is available about good physical health, development and growth, hearing and vision checks and immunizations. Complete physical exams are also available at your local clinic.
  • Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)-May be available to families who are employed, seeking employment, or are in school or training. Apply for CCAP benefits by calling our office, picking up an application or going on-line at https://applymn.dhs.mn.gov.
  • Child Protection-Workers receive reports of possible physical, emotional or sexual abuse and/or neglect and take appropriate action to provide safety for the children.
  • Child Foster Care Services-A licensed, home-like setting for children who are unable to live with their families and need placement on emergency, temporary, long-term or respite basis.
  • Children and Family Services-Voluntary services to help families stay together; provides ongoing case management with individualized plans and assistance for your family’s needs.
  • Family Based Services-Provides parent education and counseling in the family home as an alternative to an out-of-home placement or preparing for a child to return home.
  • Follow Along Program-Babies and children grow and learn at their own rate. Some children need special help to grow up healthy and learn skills such as sitting, walking, or talking. This program is to help determine if this is true for your child.
  • Newborn Home Visits-Visits to a home or in the office by a public health nurse specializing in parent and child health. A visit will include weighing your baby, assessing your baby from head to toe, and providing information on sleep habits, feeding your baby, infant cues, playing with your baby, general baby care. The nurse will also answer any of your questions and direct you to community resources if necessary. If you would like to meet before your baby is born, the nurse will talk to you about making sure you are doing all you can to have a healthy baby. This is a free and confidential service to all Lake County families.
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC)-Provides supplemental food and nutrition education to eligible pregnant or breastfeeding women and children under age 5.
  • Child Support-Assistance in locating parents, establishing parentage, establishing court orders for child support, medical support, and child care support, reviewing and modifying court orders for child support, medical support and child care support, adjusting court orders based on cost-of-living, enforcing court orders, collecting and processing payments. MN Child Support Online: http://www.childsupport.dhs.state.mn.us/Action/Welcome



Phone
  • 218-834-8400 (Two Harbors office)
  • 218-226-4443 (Silver Bay office)
  • 800-450-8832

Web
Address
  • Two Harbors office:
    616 3rd Avenue
    Two Harbors, MN 55616
  • Silver Bay office:
    Silver Bay Service Center
    99 Edison Blvd.
    Silver Bay, MN 55614

Email
Lake Superior Life Care Center

Free pregnancy testing, parenting education, baby and maternity items, free medical clinic, including ultrasounds, and safe sleep classes.

  • Earn While You Learn Program-Open to anyone willing to participate. Parents earn points by completing parenting education classes. Clients can redeem those points for diapers, wipes, clothes, and many other baby items.
  • Medical Clinic-Free, non-emergency medical clinic (for those without insurance) that includes ultrasounds and mammograms. Must make an appointment.
  • Safe Sleep Classes-Call either location for dates and times. Free Pack’n Plays are available after completing this course.
  • Material Assistance-Offering diapers, wipes, formula, clothing, hygiene products, strollers, highchairs and furniture



Phone
  • 715-394-4102

Web
Address
  • 1823 Belknap Street
    Superior, WI 54880

Email
Life House

Resource for homeless and street youth ages 14-24 offering a youth drop-in center, housing assistance, mental health and wellness programs, education and employment assistance, and sex trafficking/commercial sexual exploitation housing and programming.

  • Youth Drop-In Center-Provides hot meals, showers, lockers, laundry, basic need supplies, WiFi, groups, activities and group meetings. For youth ages 14 to 20, hours are Monday through Friday from 3pm-6pm. For adults ages 18 to 24, hours are 11 am – 1:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Hours are 12pm – 1:30pm on Wednesdays.
  • Mental Health & Wellness-Provides daily support and on-going services to improve physical, mental and spiritual wellness. Intensive case management is used to help youth improve health while obtaining life skills, stable housing, employment, education, parenting education, and connections to community resources. Licensed alcohol and drug counselors are also available to provide chemical health support.
  • Futures Program-Voluntary program available to all Life House youth that may have been expelled or dropped out of school, who have little to no job experience, or who want to further their education and employment skills.
  • Education-Offers online GED preparation, assists with high school enrollment/transfer paperwork and provides tutoring. Assists with entire college process (applications, meetings, tours, supplies, tutoring).
  • Legitimate Hustle Program-Program targets youth who have multiple barriers to obtaining economic self-sufficiency. Provides comprehensive case management and job training in an environment that helps youth to gain essential employment skills, become stable in their recovery or overall well-being, and transition into career opportunities. The Transitional Employment Case Manager assists our youth with resume building, interview skills, transportation to and from interviews, connecting with local businesses, and any additional ways of assisting with pursuing employment opportunities.

Housing

  • Life House Housing Program-Subsidized housing with supportive case management for adults ages 18 to 24.
  • 2001 Apartments-Housing for adults ages 18 to 24, many of whom suffer with addiction and/or mental illness.
  • Northern Lights-8 unit Safe Harbor supportive, transitional housing program for young adults ages 18 to 24.
  • Gateway Tower-Mixed population building for adults ages 18 to 24 who live on a dedicated floor.
  • Sol House-House for survivors of sexual exploitation (ages 15-20).
  • Loft Emergency Shelter-10 bed emergency shelter for youth ages 15-19. Located at 102 W First Street, Duluth. Contact the Residential Program Manager at 218-722-7431, ext. 125.



Phone
  • 218-722-7431
  • Youth Safeline: 800-786-2929

Web
Address
  • 102 West First Street
    Duluth, MN 55802

Email
Lutheran Social Services

Crisis

  • Safe Place-provide immediate support to youth in a crisis. We partner with libraries, fire stations, bus transit and other community organizations that display big yellow Safe Place signs in their windows to signal to youth that they are a safe place to get immediate help.
  • Duluth Runaway & Homeless Youth Services-Emergency hotline (218-626-2726) to talk to someone if you are thinking about running away, having a friend who has run away and is looking for help, you have run away and want to talk to your parents but aren’t sure how, or you are worried about a friend and want information on how to help them.

Housing

  • Bethany Crisis Shelter-Bethany Crisis Shelter offers short-term, emergency housing for youth 17 years and younger. Referral by county social worker, court, or law enforcement. Provides supervised daily living, homebound education, recreational programming, weekly discussion groups, counseling, transportation and emergency foster care.
  • Host Homes-Program that matches young people ages 18-24 with caring and consistent adults who have a spare bedroom to offer in their home.
  • Another Door Emergency Housing Program-Program for young adults age 18-24 experiencing homelessness, offers short term housing and support to develop a plan.
  • LSS Renaissance-Transitional housing (up to 18 months) for youth 16-21 years old. While there, youth will develop skills to live independently.
  • Supportive Apartments-Offers long-term housing paired with supportive services for youth ages 18-24 who are experiencing homelessness and meet MN guidelines for homelessness.
  • Center for Changing Lives-Located at 1422 East Superior Street, Duluth. Phone 218-529-2230. Offers many options to youth with regards to homelessness.

Health Care 

  • Teen Health Clinic-Offers free walk-in wellness services including health screenings for teens and young adults who are 13-24 years old. Located at The Center for Changing Lives Duluth, 1422 East Superior Street, Duluth.

Education

  • Oh No Eighteen! (ONE) Independent Living Skills-This independent living skills program includes education, support and case management for young people who are about to transition out of foster care. We work with youth to provide life skills training to assist with a successful transition to adulthood.

Children’s Services

  • Supervised Visits-Conducts supervised visits for families referred by counties and courts, as well as providing fee-based supervised visits for families who seek them independently. Flexible scheduling at various locations throughout Duluth and surrounding area. Phone 218-391-9561 for more information or see http://www.lssmn.org/youth/duluth/supervised-visits/.
  • Bethany Crisis Nursery-Providing a safe and nurturing environment for children birth through age 12. Also provides crisis support and information and referrals. Located at 1422 East Superior Street, (phone: 218-302-6879).
  • Clothing Room-Offers baby clothes (newborn to size 7 in kids), diapers/wipes, blankets, hygiene products and other baby equipment (items are donated, so selection varies) to those in need free of charge. Call 218-302-6879 for an appointment.
  • Teen Closet-Offers free new and gently used clothing for youth ages 13-21. Teen closet is open Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. or call 218-481-5184 for an appointment time. Located on the third floor of the First Presbyterian Church, 300 E Second Street, Duluth.
  • Child Care-Temporary, emergency care for up to three days for children infancy through 12 years. Available day and night.

Groups

  • Together for Youth-A community outreach and support group for LGBTQ youth.

Financial

  • Working with families and individuals to solve debt and financial problems. Assists in setting up a realistic budget and payment plan to fit individual needs.



Phone
  • 218-529-2222
  • 888-577-2227 (financial line)

Web
Address
  • Suite 600
    424 West Superior Street
    Duluth, MN 55802

Email
Minnesota Department of Health, Housing

Find Safe Harbor shelters and housing programs across the state for sexually exploited youth.



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National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

24-hour hotline to report seeing a missing child and to report child sexual exploitation. Non-profit corporation whose mission is to help find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation, and prevent child victimization.



Phone
  • 800-843-5678

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North Shore Collaborative

Provides prevention and early intervention services to children and families in Lake and Cook Counties.

  • Learning Opportunities Through Stories (LOTS)-Provides early literacy skills to ensure that children are ready for school.



Phone
  • 218-834-8403

Web
Address
  • 616 3rd Avenue
    Two Harbors, MN 55616

Email
  • Trisha.Scamehorn@co.lake.mn.us
North Shore Horizons

Services include:

  • 24-hour crisis services
  • Legal, sexual assault and relationship abuse advocacy
  • Healthy relationship advocacy and education
  • Prevention and intervention tools and resources
  • Safety planning
  • Resources and referrals
  • Law enforcement and medical appointment accompaniment
  • Clothing, household and personal care items
  • Community outreach and education
  • Community resource library
  • Supportive and Transitional Housing (New Beginnings, LLC)
  • Safe Exchange and Supervised Visitation program

Stronger Together is a support group for people who have experienced harmful relationships. Group meets Wednesdays from 6pm-7pm at North Shore Horizons.



Phone
  • 218-834-5924
  • 866-223-1111 (crisis line)

Web
Address
  • 127 7th Street
    Two Harbors, MN 55616

Email
  • info@northshorehorizons.org
Northern Lakes Food Bank

The BackPack Program-Feeds students in need on weekends and during the summer when school isn’t in session. Children receive a nutritious supply of food at the end of the week.



Phone
  • 218-336-2312
  • 888-727-5653

Web
Address

Email
  • info@northernlakesfoodbank.org
Northland Foundation

Offers Early Learning Scholarships to children under age five. The funds help families of young children pay for high-quality childcare and early education.



Phone
  • 218-723-4040
  • 800-433-4045

Web
Address
  • 202 W Superior Street
    Suite 800
    Duluth, MN 55802

Email
  • info@northlandfdn.org
Northwood Children’s Services

Located in Duluth, Minnesota, Northwood Children’s Services provides holistic and professional care, education, and treatment for children with severe emotional, behavioral, and learning disabilities. Northwood is a private, nonprofit, tax-exempt agency committed to building positive change in children’s lives. Northwood Children’s Services’ mission is to provide brighter futures for the children and families it serves. They operate a full continuum of quality mental health treatment programs developed by passionate, professional, and highly trained staff. Children range in ages from 2-18 for most services. Programs include:

  • 35 Day Diagnostic Assessment Center
  • QRTP and PRTF Residential Treatment Centers
  • Little Learner’s Enrichment Center
  • Intensive Day Treatment Programs at Merritt Creek Academy, Chester Creek Academy, Rockridge Academy, and Denfeld
  • ISD 709 School Based Day Treatment Programs
  • Corporate Foster Care
  • Outpatient Services for children and their families



Phone
  • 218-724-8815

Web
Address
  • Northwood Children’s Services
    714 West College Street
    Duluth, MN 55811



Email
Parks and Recreation

Programs include, but are not limited to, softball, baseball, swimming, arts and crafts, tennis and open gym.

www.twoharborsmn.gov/

www.silverbay.com



Phone
  • 218-834-5631 (Two Harbors)
  • 218-226-4214 (Silver Bay)

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Salvation Army

Collaborates with area service agencies to provide last resort financial assistance to families and individuals in need. Financial assistance available to individuals/families ONCE every 365 days (one program per 365 days).

  • Back to School Program-Backpack and basic school supplies for families that are unable to purchase them.  Applications located at AEOA-Two Harbors and Lake County Health and Human Services.  Applications available in late July/early August.
  • Christmas Toy Distribution-Applications available mid-October through mid-November at AEOA – Two Harbors and Lake County Health and Human Services.



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Swaddling Clothes

Swaddling Clothes is open at First Lutheran Church, Silver Bay, on the third Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Parents, including expectant mothers, can come and receive a package of diapers and wipes. If parents need larger items, such as car seats or cribs, Swaddling Clothes will work with the parent to connect them with the item.

Swaddling Clothes is also curating a collection of new and gently used clothing and baby items. Once the collection is large enough, it will be open to families to take what they need.



Phone
  • 218-226-3908

Web

Address
  • Swaddling Clothes
    Faith Lutheran Church
    105 Outer Drive
    Silver Bay, MN 55614

Email
The Trevor Project

A national 24-hour crisis intervention and suicide prevention hotline for LGBTQ youth. Chat, phone and texting options available.



Phone
  • 866-488-7386
  • Text “START” to 678678 (availability times may vary)

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