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ABOUT EVERGREEN

OUR MISSION

Evergreen Youth & Family Services is a community-based organization committed to strengthening youth, preserving families and building relationships with an emphasis on those living in Northern Minnesota.

OUR VALUES

Evergreen believes that communities are strongest when every individual is treated with dignity and respect and has support to achieve his/her full human potential. Evergreen chooses to remain client-centered with an emphasis on being responsive to each individual and families' needs while maintaining a high level of professionalism, compassion and empathy. We operate from a position of hope, faith and support. Our services and perspective are often grassroots in nature and it is because of our strong relationships and resources that Evergreen Youth & Family Services remains a catalyst in the region for proactive services, education and advocacy.

WHO WE ARE

Evergreen Youth & Family Services is a private, non-profit youth and family service provider.

 

In the past 40 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, crisis intervention, mental health, and the skills and tools necessary to live a safe and healthy life. 

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, 30% are Caucasian, and 10% are African-American, Asian, Hispanic, or mixed race. 

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dave Moffett
Chair, Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual Life Financial Network

Jennifer Pirkl
Vice Chair, 
Integrated Health Therapist, Sanford Health

Mary SheQuen Smith

Secretary/Treasurer, Community Representative

Renee Axtman

Executive Director of Operations, Sanford Health

Sarah Ek

Project Manager, Evolve Creative

Nadine Bill

Director of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness, Red Lake Nation College

Nicholas Whichello

Detective, Bemidji Police Department

Dr. Shad Swanson

Chiropractor, Bemidji, MN

Alea Stoll

Social Worker, ISD 31 McKinney Vento Liaison

Amber Ahola

Community Representative

OUR STRATEGIC PLAN

OUR BY-LAWS

Please visit http://www.ag.state.mn.us/Charity/Default.asp to access the Minnesota Attorney General's Charities Division.

Click on "Search Charities." Evergreen's FEIN is: 41-1297737.