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Funded Programs

2020-2022 United Way of Otter Tail & Wadena Counties Funded Programs

- Funding cycle runs from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022

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
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.

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.

 

 

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
Dale Musgrave

dale.musgrave@scouting.org
4200 19th Ave S.
Fargo, ND 58103
701-399-5011

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 Respite Program
Tara Giese
tara.giese@lssmn.org
3101 S Frontage, Ste 100
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 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.

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
Kristi Wentworth
kwentwor@co.ottertail.mn.us
2560 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 - Emergency Services
Abigail Peterson
abigail.peterson@redcross.org
2602 12th St N
Fargo, ND 58102
701-364-1800

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 x9629

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 x9202

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
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
Marlys Winkels
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.

Wellness in the Woods - Empowerment and Recovery Coalition
Jode Freyholtz-London
jode@mnwitw.org
738 3rd Ave NW
Eagle Bend, MN 56446
218-296-2067

Supports workforce development reaching the most vulnerable populations
who are coming out of incarceration, treatment facilities, and
other populations to be empowered and connection with those also going
through their recovery.

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
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 - 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.

 

 

 

 

North Country Food Bank
Susie Novak
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
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
Tyler Schepper
tyler@perhamkinship.org
155 2nd St SW Ste F 
Perham, MN 56573
218-457-1567

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

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.

Meals by Wheels of Fergus Falls, Inc.
Deb Johnson
grandmas@prtel.com
25184 Wall Lake Loop
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
218-731-8568

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

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.

LB Hospice - Camp Emily/Youth Grief Support
Terry Beck
terry.beck@lbhomes.org
805 E Channing Ave
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
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.

Pelican Rapids Senior Center
Gloria Radtke
ghradtke@rothsay.us
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
n2ndirector@gmail.com
405 W Maple Ave
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 - 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.

Fergus Falls Area Family YMCA - Healthy Living Program
Stacey Vaughn

stacey@fergusfallsymca.org
1164 N. Friberg Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
218-739-4489

YMCA provides a variety of programs and services to the community including some classes focused around healthy living.

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.