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Funded Programs

2018-2020 United Way of Otter Tail & Wadena Counties Funded Programs

- Funding cycle runs from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020

WADENA COUNTY

Alzheimer's Association - Get the Facts Ed. Series
Kendra Lund
123 E Lincoln Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
218-998-3603

Get the Facts is an education series that helps support individuals living with Alzheimer's and caregivers. The "Get the Facts" multi-part series will address these needs and improve the overall quality of life and health for the person living with the disease, their primary caregiver(s), and the entire community.

Catholic Charities Foster Grandparents
Stacy Lund
slund@ccstcloud.org
157 Roosevelt Rd. Ste.200
St. Cloud, MN 56301
320-229-4587

Provides meaningful supportive relationships for children with special needs that enrich lives of all involved.

Girl Scouts of Minnesota & Wisconsin Lakes and Pines - Leadership Pathways
Becky Reynolds
breynolds@girlscoutslp.org
400 2nd Ave S
Waite Park, MN 56387
320-252-2952

Girl Scout's Leadership Experience concentrates on wha t girls need to thrive in a rapidly changing world, addressing achievement gaps through the design of our program curriculum which meets state and federal academic standards. Offering hands-on, girl-centered learning in STEM, the outdoors and entrepreneurship, and develop of invaluable life skills, Girl Scouts helps all girls take the lead early and often.

Kinship - Wadena
Abby Wallin
kinship@perham.k12.mn.us
PO Box 281
Perham, MN 56573
218-371-5909

Kinship achieves its goals through individual mentoring relationships and group mentoring. Mentoring has proven to improve self esteem and confidence. Improve school attendance & grades, reduce use of drugs and alcohol. UW funds will help establish program in Wadena.

Lutheran Social Services - Nutrition Services
Darlene Morgenstern-Loch
dmorgens@lssmn.org
715 N 11th St, Ste. 401C
Moorhead, MN 56560

Provides high risk seniors with nutritionally balanced meals to help them live longer, healthier, more active and independent lives.

 

OTTER TAIL COUNTY

A Place to Belong
Sue Wilken
ap2b@prtel.com
109 North Court Street
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
218-739-0797

The mission is to provide a safe, comfortable and supportive environment for persons with serious and persistent mental/emotional illness, who are learning to manage their lives independently in the community.

Boy Scouts of America
Northern Lights Council
Roger Hoyt
4200 19th Ave S.
Fargo, ND 58103
701-293-5011

A values-based comprehensive youth development program for boys ages 6-20 and girls 14-20 which provides skills training and outdoor experiences.

Lutheran Social Services Caregiver Support and Respite Program
Tara Giese
tara.giese@lssmn.org
715 N 11th St, Ste 401C
Moorhead, MN 56560
218-233-7521

Provides services for families who are taking care of someone who is 60 and older, who is chronically ill, frail elderly or disabled. In-home respite care,group respite, counseling, training, etc.

Someplace Safe - Sexual Violence
A program of Someplace Safe
Sheila Korby
sheila.k@someplacesafe.info
PO Box 815
Fergus Falls, MN 56538
218-739-3486

Provides advocacy services to victims of sexual violence by offering a safe and confidential place for victims to share their experience.

Empowering Kids Perham
Christi Stoll

cstoll.brightfutures@gmail.com
PO Box 452
Perham, MN 56573
218-346-2322

Provides early intervention and social skills classes to children with Autism Spectrum disorder, ages 3-18 years.

Catholic Charities Foster Grandparents
Stacy Lund
slund@ccstcloud.org
157 Roosevelt Rd. Ste.200
St. Cloud, MN 56301
320-229-4587

Provides meaningful supportive relationships for children with special needs that enrich lives of all involved.

Someplace Safe - Parenting Time Center
Emilyn Haugen
emilyn.h@someplacesafe.info
PO Box 815
Fergus Falls, MN 56538
218-739-3132

Provides a safe and neutral site for children and their families to safely exchange their children from one parent to the other without being exposed to anger, hostility or violence.

Children's Services Association
Lois Atchison
lomoatch@prtel.com
23364 Parkdale Beach Rd.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
218-739-4209

Funding source of last resort for children (0-18 years) and families in need of support for medical expenses or other dire needs when no other funding is available.

American Red Cross
Emergency Services
Judy Green
judy.green@redcross.org
2603 12th St N
Fargo, ND 58102
218-736-3481

Provides Bloodmobile.  Emergency services program ensure the emergency needs of those affected by disaster are met including temporary shelter, food, clothing and medications.

Battle Lake School Readiness
Julie Frost
jfrost@isd542.org
402 W. Summit Street
Battle Lake, MN 56515
218-864-5217

A literacy based preschool program for 3 and 4 year olds which promotes the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children to facilitate their success in Kindergarten.

Fergus Falls ECFE Child Care Visitor Program
Karen Hanan
khanan@fergusfalls.k12.mn.us
724 West Laurel Ave.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
218-998-0544 x1529

Monthly visits to 37 child care providers and 370 children each month to enhance the healthy development, positive values and the social, emotional, physical and cognitive growth of children.

Fergus Falls Adult Basic Education
Sara Sundberg
ssundberg@fergusotters.org
340 Friberg Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
218-998-0544 x1602

Provides adults with educational opportunities to acquire and improve the literacy skills necessary to be self-sufficient and to participate effectively as productive workers, family members and citizens.

Mahube-Otwa Family Development Housing
Marie Otte
mfouquette@mahube.org
128 W Cavour Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
218-847-1385

Provides financial assistance to households with past due rental debts so they can qualify for Section 8 and have affordable housing and remain in stable housing for longer periods of time.

Someplace Safe - Regional Trafficked and Sexually Exploited Youth
Jeanine Thompson
jeanine.t@someplacesafe.info
PO Box 815
Fergus Falls, MN 56538
218-739-3486

Advocacy program that provides sexually exploited youth with services, information and referrals to assist individuals to improve their physical, emotional and mental well-being.

Legal Services of Northwest MN - Poverty to Prosperity
Anne Hoefgen

ahoefgen@lsnmlaw.org
1015 7th Ave N
Moorhead, MN 56560
218-233-8585

The Poverty to Prosperity Project will provide a free in-person lawyer in Otter Tail County every month to eliminate barriers for low-income persons to allow them to escape poverty and thrive.

PARTNERS - Foot Care Program
Marlys Winkels
rpartners@rtel.net
PO Box 234
Rothsay, MN 56579

PARTNERS' Foot Care Program provides toenail cutting by an LPN from Lakeland Homecare for elderly 60 years and older. The elderly have a very difficult time with this personal care. 

Mahube-Otwa RSVP
Cynthia McDonough
cmcdonough@mahube.org
1125 W River Rd, PO Box 747
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
218-847-1385

Mahube-Otwa RSVP seeks UW funding for the purpose of recruiting new RSVP volunteers and volunteer stations, while retaining and recognizing existing RSVP volunteers and stations in Wadena County.

North Country Food Bank
Susie Novak
susie@northcountryfoodbank.org
424 N Broadway
Crookston, MN 56721
218-281-7356

The grant supplements the cost of providing food to Wadena County, i.e. transportation costs, storage etc.

Someplace Safe - Crime Victim Services
Hope or Tanja
wadena.co@someplacesafe.info
309 Jefferson St
Wadena, MN 56582
218-631-3311

To help victims of crimes such as sexual assault, domestic violence, abuse, identity theft, elder abuse, etc. in the Wadena County area.

Someplace Safe - Regional Trafficked and Sexually Exploited Youth
Jeanine Thompson
jeanine.t@someplacesafe.info
PO Box 815
Fergus Falls, MN 56538
218-739-3486

The residents of Wadena County are program participants, referral sources and advocates for sexually exploited youth.

Wadena County DAC
Sylvia Silvers
wcdac@wcta.net
PO Box 235
Sebeka, MN 56538
218-837-5182

Provides employment and life enrichment services to 67 adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

 

 

 

Battle Lake Community Recreation
Kathy Kensinger
kkensinger@battlelake.k12.mn.us
402 W. Summit Street
Battle Lake, MN 56515
218-864-5215 x103

Provides scholarships for children in Battle Lake to keep youth active in positive activities by helping them learn new skills, teamwork and self-esteem.

MAHUBE-OTWA Fathers' Resource Program
Lynn Nesland
lnesland@mahube.org
1125 W River Rd
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
218-847-1385

Empowers noncustodial parents to be actively involved in the nurturing and support of their children in a positive and consistent manner.

North Country Food Bank
Susie Novak
susie@northcountryfoodbank.org
424 N. Broadway
Crookston, MN 56716
218-281-7356

Assists local nonprofit agencies in meeting the food needs of their clients by obtaining large donations from the food industry for them to order at a reduced rate.

Pelican Rapids OAKS
Maggie Driscoll
PO Box 225
Pelican Rapids, MN 56572
218-863-1515
 
Provides and coordinates community based services to older adults ages 65 and older who live within an eight-mile radius of Pelican Rapids to help them stay healthy, safe and live independently in their home.

Kinship of the Perham Area
Abby Wallin
kinship@perham.k12.mn.us
PO Box 281
Perham, MN 56573
218-346-7102

Works to improve lives of children by establishing quality relationships between caring volunteers as a mentor and a child in need.

Salvation Army
Feeding Program, after School
Program, Social Services

Anthony Nordan
linda_mccormick@usc.salvationarmy.org
622 E. Vernon Ave.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
218-739-9692

Provides hot meals to those needing food services, after school care for families with limited income and providing assistance with rent, utilities and housing for people falling on hard times.

Fergus Falls Meals by Wheels
Deb Johnson
debrashome@hotmail.com
1221 E. Mt. Faith
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
218-739-3517

Delivers meals to seniors and others who are unable to cook a nutritious meal Monday to Friday.

Someplace Safe - Otter Tail Domestic Violence
Sheila Korby
sheila.k@someplacesafe.info
PO Box 815
Fergus Falls, MN 56538
218-739-3486 x15

A crime victim service organization assisting victims of domestic violence by providing a
safe and confidential place for victims to share their experiences and to receive assistance in protecting themselves and their children.

LB Homes Foundation - Camp Emily
Tammy Anderson
tammy.anderson@lbhomes.org
1505 Pebble Lake Rd.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
218-998-1400

Camp Emily is a grief camp for children ages 6 to 18 to cope with the death of a loved one.

Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons
Bette Poppen
bpoppen@gsdakotahorizons.org
1002 43rd St. S
Fargo, ND 58103
800-666-2141

A comprehensive and developmental program for girls involving: educational events, field trips and community service projects.

Pelican Rapids Senior Center/Meals on Wheels/ Senior Citizens Nutrition
Robert Uhrig
rothau67@gmail.com
21 1st St. NW
Pelican Rapids, MN 56572
218-863-5225

Provides space and volunteers to deliver meals to home bound seniors in Pelican Rapids.

Boys and Girls Club of Detroit Lakes - Perham Unit
Cori Brown
bgcaperham@arvig.net
PO Box 67
Perham, MN 56573
218-346-2526

Supports youth and families within the Perham/Dent school community by fostering relationships between school, community and youth.

Frazee Neighbor to Neighbor
Donald Johnson
frazeeton@loretel.net
PO Box 141
Frazee, MN 56544

Helps area elders over age 65 to remain in their homes as long as possible and avoid premature nursing home placement.  Provides home visits, transportation, meal delivery, etc to improve health and quality of life.

Fergus Falls Area Family YMCA Learning Loss Program
Dennis Lipp
dlipp@fergusfallsymca.org
1164 N. Friberg Ave.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
218-739-4489

Increases student achievement through a balanced summer day camp program built on academic intervention, health and enrichment programming.

Alzheimer's Association - Get the Facts Ed. Series
Kendra Lund
123 E Lincoln Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
218-998-3603

Get the Facts is an education series that helps support individuals living with Alzheimer's and caregivers. The "Get the Facts" multi-part series will address these needs and improve the overall quality of life and health for the person living with the disease, their primary caregiver(s), and the entire community.

Pelican Rapids ECFE - Bright Start Home Visitor
Terra Fitzsimmons
tfitzsim@pelicanrapids.k12.mn.us
PO Box 642
Pelican Rapids, MN 56572
218-218-863-2911 x5393

ECFE offers supports to all families and caregivers of our infant through preschool census.  It offers in school parent child classes, activity nights for families with young children and home visits to child care homes.  Propose to increase home visits with funding.  Visits will be offered to licensed providers, legally unlicensed providers, commonly referred to as Family Friend and Neighbor Care.