Partner agencies are local non-profit organizations who receive funding from us for at least two consecutive years. Partner Agencies are reviewed yearly and funding is determined by a panel of community members along with our staff and Board of Directors. Partner Agencies must be working toward advancing the education, health or financial stability of residents of Douglas and/or Pope Counties.
Alexandria Area YMCA
Alexandria Uncompensated Care
Our program determines eligibility for medical care when crisis' are small and more easily resolvable - avoiding expensive trips to emergency rooms and extensive, sophisticated & expensive treatments.
Catholic Charities (Foster Grandparent)
- Mentoring Program
- Summer Club
- Alexandria Family School
- Alexandria Literacy Project
To carry out charitable and educational activities in connection with enhancing the community's capacity to meet the literacy needs of its people, and to promote the cooperative effort of concerned people in the greater Alexandria area in those same activities. LIteracy is defined as the ability to read, write, compute and use technology at a level that enables an individual to reach his or her full potential as a parent, employee and community member.
ECFE (Brandon/Evansville, Minnewaska, Osakis)
To strengthen families and to help them provide the best possible environment for the healthy growth and development of their children.
Minne: To educate and support families with children from birth to kindergarten. To provide families the opportunity to experience and encourage healthy early development and readiness for school.
To assist the elderly in remaining in their own home longer. Elder Network matches trained volunteers with a client needing support due to life's many changes.
Focuses on what girls need to thrive in a rapidly changing world. Girl Scout programs are based on the themes of leadership development, life skills and community service. They are girl-led, cooperative and interactive and each falls under one of the five areas: science and technology, financial literacy, healthy living, environmental leadership and global citizenship.
Lakes Area Recreation
Legal Services of Northwest MN
Lutheran Social Services (In-Home Family Based, Incredible Years Parenting)
To provide a continuum of services that focus on ensuring safe homes and hopeful futures for children and families in Douglas County. To provide family-based services to those without the ability to pay for the services. To provide early identification/intervention and counseling family-based setting for those families who are identified as high-risk to prevent more expensive, intensive out-of-home placements.
The Incredible Years Parents Training Series is a comprehensive set of curriculum designed to promote social competence and prevent, reduce and treat aggression and related conduct problems in toddlers, young children and school-aged children.
North Country Food Bank
To distribute food and other resources to member agencies and to educate the public about hunger and its solution.
To assist individuals and families with basic needs and to resolve crisis, enabling them to quickly return to stability.
School District 206 (Mentoring)
To match caring, responsible volunteers with youth to encourage and guide personal growth and development through a one-to-one mentoring relationship. To provide site based academic tutoring to increase children and youth's access to enriched learning opportunities. To empower high school youth to value caring for others by promoting student initiated Youth Service opportunities.
Someplace Safe (Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Parenting Time Center)
Assists victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and general crimes. Provides a safe, confidential atmosphere for victims their experiences and receive assistance in protecting themselves and their children.
Parenting time Center services are locations where children can have safe access to parents through a variety of services: supervised parenting times, supervised exchanges, contact exchanges, supervised phone calls and scheduling help.
A group of concerned community citizens who work together to stop domestic abuse through education and awareness.
Village Family Services (Out-Patient Counseling)
Provide out-patient services to under insured or non-insured children/adults and individuals.
WCMCA (Cooking Matters, Transitional Housing, PLUS Kids)
Provides an income-based apartment, as well as in-depth case management.
Connects families of children with special needs and disabilities to each other and to appropriate resources and services.