Domestic violence advocates for emotional or physical abuse
Crisis Response Team and Emergency Mental Health Hotline
In person or telephone Crisis intervention (218) 326-8565 or 1-800-442-8565
Divorce Support / Loss / Grief Support (218) 326-8508
► Support Within Reach Sexual Violence Resource Center (218) 326-5008  
Vulnerable Adult- (218) 327-2941
Child Protection- 1-800-422-0312
Grace House-(218) 326-2790 Contact: Jill Schubert 2901  
Highway 169 South Grand Rapids, MN 55744 E-mail: : Itasca County HRA  Homeless shelter for individuals and families for up to 30 days.
Police / County
Big Fork Police-(218) 743-3851
Coleraine Police-(218) 245-1056
Deer River Police-(218) 326-3477
Marble Police-(218) 326-3477
Nashwauk Police-(218) 885-1000 

AEOA  Adult Basic Education (ABE) provides:

  • GED preparation face to face or on-line
  • College brush-up face to face or on-line
  • Computer skills
  • English language instruction
  • Reading, math or writing skill improvement
  • Job skill development. 
    • There are ABE sites in Grand Rapids, Deer River, Inger, Keewatin, Marcel.
    • ABE services are free and confidential. 
    • Class Schedule
Arrowhead Equal Opportunity Agency ( AEOA)  
Baby Steps is a unique place that provides parents with information about services that benefit their families while supplying needed items for their children. Baby steps operates like a retail store, but coupons, rather than money, are used to "purchase" new merchandise for children ages 0-5. No money is exchanged at the store.
 Find out if you qualify for help
Children's Mental Health (218) 327-4886
Food Support
Community Cafe-Free Community Meals (218) 326-2233
This site will connect you with budgeting, credit help, legal services to do with money management an money saving tips. 

Kootasca Community Action is a non-profit human service agency serving Itasca and Koochiching counties in Northern Minnesota. We serve low-income people providing ways for families to get connected to the community with a plan to get out of poverty. We also ensure that people's basic needs are met.

To provide education, support and advocacy for people with mental illness and their families
If you have a mental health CRISIS, call (218) 326-8565 or 1-800-442-8565.
Open Closet (Zion Lutheran Church) (218) 326-8553
►Parent Warm Line - 1-866-916-4316
It’s normal for parents to have questions. A FREE telephone service providing person-to-person support, practical advice and resources for parents about relationships and the behaviors and developments of infants to teens. Whatever your concerns with your children – infants to teens – an experienced educator will return your call and provide individualized confidential attention.

Step Ahead is a place for parents and other child caregivers to gather and learn and grow. Whether you're a new parent (or soon to be!) or you've been at it for a while, you've already figured out there's one undeniable fact-there's no perfect way to parent children. But there is one piece of advice that's always sound: ask for help! We are a place for families of all kinds to learn from each other. That can happen in a casual conversation while your children are playing in a corner of the room or in groups that focus on particular challenges or concerns 

Wellstone Family Safety Center-Supervised Child Visitation     

  Other Links to Help 


► Childrens Defense Fund 

 Children's Defense Fund (CDF) was founded in 1973 by The mission of the CDF is to Leave No Child Behind and to ensure every child a Healthy Start a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investment before they get sick or into trouble, drop out of school, or suffer family breakdown. Using research and data, we work to shape federal, state and local policies that best serves our children's needs in a cost-effective manner.



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