Homelessness is a hot topic in Bemidji recently. While much of the media attention focuses on homeless adults, the Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless documents that today’s homeless children often become tomorrow’s homeless adults. Evergreen offers multiple programs at two sites in Bemidji to prevent and intervene in the cycle of youth homelessness, and to launch older teens successfully into adulthood.
Mark your calendars – Dine at the Green Mill, December 6-7, 2013 (11:00 am-9:00 pm) and help support the Evergreen Youth Shelter.
The BSU Social Work Club, in partnership with the Green Mill Restaurant, is sponsoring a “Dine and Donate” fundraiser for the Evergreen Youth Shelter. You can help support this long-standing community program by: Enjoying a great meal and donating 15% of your meal costs to Evergreen. You must have a voucher which will be available at the event.
· Participate in a silent auction that includes $100 gift certificate to Chrysler Auto Center, 30-minute flying lessons with Bemidji Aviation, one-night stay at Best Western, and numerous other gift certificates and Christmas gift items
All proceeds raised will help fund youth and family services provided by the Evergreen Youth Shelter.
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Youth will probably find our Services and Calendar tabs helpful
Referral Sources and Partners will probably find our Services and Sites tabs most helpful
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Evergreen Youth Services (610 Patriot Drive, NW. – call us to plan a visit or schedule a group tour)
Directions: Click the sites tab above for a map. Go one block past Anne St. as you head North on Irvine, turn left onto Justice and left onto Patriot). The following programs are part of Evergreen Youth Services and are located at our new site:
- Youth & Family Counseling
- Youth Supportive Housing
- Youth Drop-In Center/Street Outreach
- Kinship North Mentoring
- Independent Living Skills
Evergreen Youth Shelter (622 Mississippi Ave. – call us to plan a visit or schedule a group tour)
The Evergreen youth crisis shelter remains at its Mississippi & 7th Street location in downtown Bemidji. We provide Safety for Youth and Support for Parents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call us anytime of the day or night when you’re concerned about your child…or worried about your parents – 751-4332.
Who We Serve
Evergreen’s Youth Shelter provides crisis shelter for youth ages 9-17 who are homeless, runaways, or experiencing personal or family crisis. On-site family coaching and support is free for area children, youth and families. The Shelter also operates a 35-Day Evaluation Program.
Evergreen’s Youth Services site provides supportive housing, youth and family counseling, street outreach, mentoring, and independent living skills to area youth and families. The Bemidji Youth Advisory Commission and the Bemidji Skate and Bike Association are also part of our EYS programs. (See program descriptions for ages served)
Evergreen’s Youth Drop-In Center serves youth and young adults ages 14-21 with free food, showers, laundry room, computer and internet access, and advice and support.
Evergreen serves the greater Bemidji area, but offers services to youth and families from 15 other counties and area reservations (services and eligibility vary depending on the program). Don’t hesitate to call or email us with questions!
Who We Are
Evergreen Youth & Family Services is a private, non-profit youth and family service provider. In the past 35 years, Evergreen has built a comprehensive safety net of services to strengthen youth, preserve families, and help support successful transitions to adulthood.Every year, 2500 children, youth, and young families come to us for emergency food and shelter, mentoring, independent living skills training, counseling, pregnancy prevention, transitional housing and community suicide prevention. Youth and families of all backgrounds and walks of life are welcome. Approximately 60% of the youth we serve each year are Native American or mixed race, and 40% are Caucasian. The agency offers a continuum of services to keep youth safe, help them successfully transition to adulthood, and provide support to parents and caregivers.
Evergreen’s services are primarily provided through two program sites based in Bemidji, MN.
Evergreen is pleased to report that our new name change is now legal! We are now officially Evergreen Youth & Family Services (formerly known as Evergreen House). Our Board believes this new name better reflects our unique service niche in the Greater Bemidji Area and region.
Map to New Evergreen Location
Below is a map to 610 Patriot Drive NW, Bemidji, MN. Please note, this is a new road and will not show-up on most GPS and online mapping programs at this time.