Thank You, 2016 Conference Participants, Sponsors, Vendors, & Display Hosts!

We were thrilled to welcome 450 of you to the Sanford Regional Events Center in Bemidji on March 24 & 25.  For CEUs, handouts, or other questions, please click the Conference & Training button on the right side of this page, and then click on the 2016 Annual Conference.

Save the Date(s): 2017 Annual Conference

Thurs./Fri., March 23 & 24, 2017.

Thanks to the Bemidji Community & the Hampton Inn for “Making a Difference” for homeless children and young families

Nearly $9,000 was raised as a result of the Feb. 10, 2016 benefit and publicity.

Thank you, Bemidji and the Hampton Inn for “Making A Difference” for the 2,500 children, youth, and homeless young families Evergreen serves each year.  Thank you to the hundreds of Bemidji Area community members who attended the event.  Please help us thank our super volunteers, Dana Wolff of Bank Forward, retired teacher, Joy Barclay, and our Crystal Hegg of Diva DJ & Karaoke.  Very special thanks to the Hampton Inn and their fabulous staff (Chad, James, Jake, Jordan, Lenard, and Lindsey) for their generous support and for going the extra mile to make sure our guests had a great experience.

Heads Up:  New Evergreen Direct Phone Lines (as of October 2015)

The good news is that our main lines did NOT change!

For a list of staff and the direct line number changes effective October 7th, please click the Contact button on the menu at the top of our home page.  We have listed all staff with direct lines to make it easy for you to reach us.


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.