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Our Funded Programs

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Funded Programs

2017 United Way of Otter Tail County Funded Programs


A Place to Belong
Sue Wilken
109 North Court Street
Fergus Falls, MN 56538

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

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
715 N 11th St, Ste 401C
Moorhead, MN 56560

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 - Otter Tail Sexual Assault
A program of Someplace Safe
Sheila Korby
PO Box 815
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

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

New York Mills Senior Center
Francis Wines
12 N Walker Ave
New York Mills, MN 56567

Provides balanced meals for senior citizens in the community and surrounding area.

Catholic Charities Foster Grandparents
Stacy Lund
157 Roosevelt Rd. Ste.200
St. Cloud, MN 56301

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

Someplace Safe - Parenting Time Center
Emilyn Haugen
PO Box 815
Fergus Falls, MN 56538

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
23364 Parkdale Beach Rd.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

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
2603 12th St N
Fargo, ND 58102

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
402 W. Summit Street
Battle Lake, MN 56515

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
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
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 Fouquette
128 W Cavour Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

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

Sheila Korby
PO Box 815
Fergus Falls, MN 56538

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

Perham Area Special Olympics Team
Corinne Schattschneider
43263 S Paul Lake Dr
Perham, MN 56573

Provides athletic opportunities for disabled in the Perham area. Special Olympics also covers continuing education on healthy life styles with education geared for the disabled understanding.





Battle Lake Community Recreation
Kathy Kensinger
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
Lori Langston
128 W Cavour Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

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
424 N. Broadway
Crookston, MN 56716

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
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
Jill Shipman
PO Box 281
Perham, MN 56573

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

Linda McCormmick
622 E. Vernon Ave.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

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
1221 E. Mt. Faith
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

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
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
1505 Pebble Lake Rd.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

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
1002 43rd St. S
Fargo, ND 58103

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
21 1st St. NW
Pelican Rapids, MN 56572

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
PO Box 67
Perham, MN 56573

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

Frazee Neighbor to Neighbor
Donald Johnson
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
1164 N. Friberg Ave.
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

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

Alzheimer's Association - Living With Alzheimer's
Kendra Lund
123 E Lincoln Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

Living With Alzheimer's is an education series that helps support individuals living with Alzheimer's and caregivers. The "Living With Alzheimer's" 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.