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.
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
Chair, Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual Life Financial Network
Vice Chair, Integrated Health Therapist, Sanford Health
Mary SheQuen Smith
Secretary/Treasurer, Community Representative
Executive Director of Operations, Sanford Health
Project Manager, Evolve Creative
Director of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness, Red Lake Nation College
Detective, Bemidji Police Department
Dr. Shad Swanson
Chiropractor, Bemidji, MN
Social Worker, ISD 31 McKinney Vento Liaison
OUR STRATEGIC PLAN
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.