We were pleased to welcome all 327 conference participants plus our sponsors, display vendors and speakers.  New handouts have been received and loaded.  Please click the 2014 conference button on the right side to access the handouts.  Mark your calendars for 2015:  Evergreen’s 10th Anniversary Conference–March 19 & 20, 2015 at the Sanford Regional Events Center in Bemidji.

Homelessness is a hot topic in Bemidji recently and is getting some well-deserved media attention.  Did you know that homelessness often starts in childhood?  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.  Click on the attached to view the Homeless Youth Needs Assessment for our region.  Evergreen-Youth Homelessness Needs-Assessment-March 2010

How to Use Our Website: 

Youth will probably find our Services and Calendar tabs helpful

Referral Sources and Partners will probably find our Services and Sites tabs most helpful

Community Members and Donors will probably find our About Us, Services, and Support tabs most helpful

Evergreen Youth Shelter — 622 Mississippi Ave./Mississippi & 7th St. downtown (call us to plan a visit or schedule a group tour)

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.

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:

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 and is home to the Bemidji Suicide Prevention Program and Bemidji Rock Sober.

Evergreen’s Youth Services site provides supportive housing, youth and family counseling, street outreach, mentoring, and independent living skills to area youth, young adults, 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, young parents, and young adults ages 14-21.  Come visit us for free services including:  daily hot meals, food bags/youth food shelf, showers, laundry room, computer and internet access, and advice and support.

Service Area

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 developed a 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.

Map to New Evergreen Youth Services Site

Below is a map to 610 Patriot Drive NW, Bemidji, MN.  Please note, this is a new road and may not show-up on GPS and online mapping programs at this time.