Our Funded Programs

 

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Funded Programs

2022-2024 United Way of Otter Tail & Wadena Counties Funded Programs

- Funding cycle runs from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024

 

WADENA COUNTY

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
Mack Peters
mpeters@girlscoutslp.org
400 2nd Ave S
Waite Park, MN 56387
320-252-2952

Girl Scout's Leadership Experience concentrates on what 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.

Lutheran Social Services - Meals & Meals on Wheels
Darlene Morgenstern-Loch
darlene.morgenstern-loch@lssmn.org
3101 S Frontage Rd, Ste. 100
Moorhead, MN 56560

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

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 Wadena County every month to eliminate barriers for low-income persons to allow them to escape poverty and thrive.

Mahube-Otwa Family Development Housing
Marcia Otte
motte@mahube.org
1125 W River Rd, PO Box 747
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
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 in Wadena County.

North Country Food Bank
Susie Novak Boelter
susie@northcountryfoodbank.org
1011 11th Ave NE
East Grand Forks, MN 56721
218-399-7357

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

Someplace Safe - Wadena Crime Victims Services
Alison Francis
wadena.co@someplacesafe.info
11 Bryant Ave SW
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 - Human Trafficking
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.

 

OTTER TAIL COUNTY

A Place to Belong
Paige Carlson
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 Comprehensive Youth Development
Brenda Thomson
Brenda.Thomson@scouting.org
4200 19th Ave S.
Fargo, ND 58103
320-760-5605

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 Respite Program
Tara Giese
tara.giese@lssmn.org
3101 S Frontage, Ste 100
Moorhead, MN 56560
701-793-4808

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 Advocacy
A program of Someplace Safe
Rachel
otc.sa@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.

Community and Life Services - Family Development Program
Dawn Finn
dawnf.welcomeplacepr.org
119 N Broadway, Ste. A
Pelican Rapids, MN 56572
218-205-6312

Provides services in the Pelican Rapids area so one does not have to go 20 to 30 miles out.

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
Kristi Wentworth
kwentwor@co.ottertail.mn.us
560 W Fir Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
218-998-8348

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 - Disaster Cycle Services
Marian Jordan
marian.jordan@redcross.org
2602 12th St N
Fargo, ND 58102
701-205-8520

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

Fergus Falls ECFE Child Care Visitor Program
Melissa Amundson
mamundson@fergusotters.org
601 Randolph Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
218-998-0544 x8901

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.

Mahube-Otwa Family Development Housing
Marie Otte
motte@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 - Human Trafficking
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
Pamela Iverson
rpartners@rtelnet.net
PO Box 234
Rothsay, MN 56579
218-867-1234

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.

Welcome House - Transitional Home for Women
Tausha Pearson
ffwelcomehouse@gmail.com
1678 College Way
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
218-998-4779

Home creating transitional housing with support services for women striving to overcome barriers such as addiction, homelessness and domestic violence.

North Country Food Bank
Susie Novak Boelter
susie@northcountryfoodbank.org
1011 11th Ave NE
East Grand Forks, MN 56721
218-399-7357

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
maggie.driscoll@knutenelson.org
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.

Salvation Army
Feeding Program, after School
Program, Social Services

Lt. Anthony Nordan
Anthony.nordan@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.

Someplace Safe - Otter Tail Domestic Violence Advocacy
Melissa Black
otc.dv@someplacesafe.info
PO Box 815
Fergus Falls, MN 56538
218-739-3486

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.

Girl Scouts Dakota Horizons
Bette Poppen
bpoppen@gsdakotahorizons.org
1001 S Marion Rd
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
800-666-2141

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

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.

Fergus Falls Area Family YMCA - Summer Learning Loss Program
Nicole Washek
nwashek@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.

Pelican Rapids ECFE - Bright Start Child Care Visits
Terra Fitzsimmons
tfitzsim@vikes.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.