Parent Agency Resources

Local

AEOA

AEOA strengthens Communities by providing opportunities for people experiencing social and economic challenges.

Adult Basic Education
14th North 11th St.
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-878-5000
http://www.aeoa.org/

Administrative Offices

702 South 3rd Avenue
Virginia, MN 55792
218-749-2912
bebnet@aeoa.org
http://www.aeoa.org/

Duluth Branch
Family Resource Center
5028 Miller Trunk Hwy
Hermantown, MN 55811
218-729-5509
sscanlon@aeoa.org
http://www.aeoa.org/

Lake and Cook Counties Branch

2124 -10th Street
P.O. Box 236
Two Harbors, MN 55616
218-834-2280
djohnson@aeoa.org
http://www.aeoa.org/

Airpark Products and Services

Supported Employment.

4619 Airpark Blvd.
Duluth, MN 55811
218-723-4631
https://mn.gov/dhs/
https://edocs.dhs.state.mn.us/lfserver/Legacy/DHS-4072A-ENG

Aitkin County Developmental Achievement Center

The Aitkin County DAC provides vocational training and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities through several components.

181 N. Maddy St.
McGregor, MN 55760
218-768-4031
Email: lisa1964@miecmn.net
https://www.co.aitkin.mn.us/

Aitkin County Health and Human Services

The mission of Aitkin County Health and Human Services is to assist citizens, preserve families, and promote dignity, safety, health, responsibility and self-sufficiency. Services provided include financial support, case management, waivered services, parent education, child support, public health, commitments, chemical dependency assessments and treatment, child and adult protection.

204 1st St. NW
Aitkin, MN 56431
218-927-7215
https://www.co.aitkin.mn.us/

Amberwing - Center for Youth and Family Well-Being

Amberwing - Center for Youth & Family Well-Being is a unique and innovative wellness center that provides state-of-the-art mental health and substance abuse services through Essentia Health for children, adolescents, young adults and their families. Set in a restful wooded area, the center provides a friendly and welcoming environment for growth and healing and advances the mental health care standard in our region.

615 Pecan Avenue
Duluth MN, 55811
218-355-2100

Arc Northland

Arc Northland
424 West Superior Street, #500
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218)726-4725
Fax: (218)726-4732
http://www.arcnorthland.org/

Arrowhead Head Start

Arrowhead head Start works in community partnerships to provide comprehensive support to young children and families in need on their journey toward social and economic growth; together we build a stronger future.

702 South 3rd Ave.
Virginia, MN 55792
218-749-2912
http://www.aeoa.org/head-start

Boys and Girls Club

Our Mission: To empower and inspire all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as caring, productive, responsible citizens

102 South 29th Ave West #200
P.O. Box 16435
Duluth, MN 55806
218-727-1549
http://www.bgcnorth.org/

Carlton County Financial Workers

Patti Hart
14 North 11st Street
P.O. Box 650
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-879-4583
http://www.co.carlton.mn.us/

Center for Independent Living of Northeast Minnesota, Inc.

Duluth office
118 East Superior St., Suite 100
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218) 625-1400
Fax: (218) 625-1401
http://accessnorth.net

Child Care Resource and Referral

The Minnesota Child Care Resource and Referral Network helps families find child care and understand their care options, supports child care providers through grants and education and informs the community on the importance of child care.

320 W. 2nd St. Suite 503
Duluth, MN 55802
218-726-2273
http://www.mnchildcare.org/

CHOICE Unlimited

CHOICE, unlimited provides: Career Planning and Employment Planning; Assessment-Situational and Functional; Supported Employment; Competitive Employment; Job Development; Job Placement; Job Coaching; Job Follow-up Services; Work Skills Development; Personal Adjustment and Assistance; Community Inclusion; Community Outreach for Retirement; Technical Assistance and Accommodations; Assistive Technology; and Transportation and Mobility.

1829 E. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55812
218-724-5869
http://www.choiceunlimited.org/

Cloquet Public Library

The Cloquet Library provides a variety of information for all.

320 14th St.
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-879-1531
http://www.cloquetlibrary.org/

Cloquet Workforce Center

14 North 11st Street
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-878-5000

Courage Kenny Northland (formerly Courage Center Duluth)

Courage Kenny Northland (formerly Courage Center Duluth)
424 W. Superior Street, Suite 200
Duluth, MN 55802

Mark Hanna, Program Coordinator
218-726-4834
Mark.hanna@couragecenter.org
http://www.allinahealth.org/

To download the latest schedule, go to this website: http://www.allinahealth.org/Duluth-Northland-sports-schedule/

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services-Northeast

Our mission: We provide information, resources and empowerment opportunities to assist deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing Minnesotans and their families to effectively access services in their communities.

DHHS-Northeast
11 E. Superior St., Suite 220
Duluth, MN 55802

Voice: 218-723-4962
Voice toll-free: 888-234-1322
Video phone: 218-206-8452
TTY: 866-488-3833
Fax: 651-431-7775
Email: dhhs.duluth@state.mn.us
Counties: Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Lake, southern St. Louis

http://mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/adults/services/deaf-hard-of-hearing/

Duluth Regional Care Center (DRCC)

Our goal is to provide each individual with control over his or her life and to encourage each person to develop personal independence and strong relationships with others in their communities. As a means of fulfilling our mission to assist each person in exerting control over his or her life, DRCC strives to help each person: Connect People and Communities; Nurture individualism; Realize potential; Assume responsibility; Forge relationships; Make homes; Teach skills; and Support families.

5629 Grand Avenue
Duluth, MN 55807
218-722-8180
http://www.drccinfo.org/

311 Ave. C
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-879-7702

ECFE and Learning Readiness

509 Carlton Ave.
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-879-1261
http://www.cloquetcommunityed.com/

Extended Family Home Care

6016 N. Pike Lake Rd.
Duluth, MN 55811
218-729-7765

Family School Support Workers

14 North 11th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-879-4583
http://www.co.carlton.mn.us/

Fetal Alcohol Diagnostic Program (FADP)

5 N 3rd Ave. W. Suite 310
Duluth, MN 55802
218-740-6700

Fond du Lac Child Development Center

2101 14th St.
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-879-0830
http://www.fdlrez.com/

Fond du Lac Head Start

Fond du Lac Head Start is dedicated to nurturing the spirit of the child by celebrating diversity and life-long learning.

1720 Big Lake Rd.
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-879-7186
http://www.fdlrez.com/

33 University Rd.
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-878-8100

Fond du Lac Social Services

927 Trettel Lane
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-879-1227
http://www.fdlrez.com/

Full Circle Center – Psychotherapy

230 E. Superior St. #101
Duluth, MN 55802
218-726-5433

Gentiva Health Services

925 E. Superior St. #104
Duluth, MN 55802
218-723-8999

Gillette Children’s Northern Clinic

Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare provides specialized health care for people who have short-term or long-term disabilities that began during childhood. We help children, adults and their families improve their health, achieve greater well-being, and enjoy life.

Lakewalk Center Suite 210
1420 London Rd.
Duluth, MN 55802
218-728-6160
http://www.gillettechildrens.org/

Goodwill Industries

Goodwill Industries International enhances the dignity and quality of life of individuals, families, and communities by eliminating barriers to opportunity and helping people in need reach their fullest potential through the power of work.

700 Garfield Ave. #1
Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-6351
http://www.goodwill.org/

Human Development Center

HDC's mission is to lead our community by providing integrated, culturally respectful mental health and addiction services that foster hope, self-determination, and recovery. Our focus on serving those most in need improves the quality of life for all.

40 11th St.
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-879-4559
https://www.humandevelopmentcenter.org/

Interim Healthcare

We provide diverse services including home care services, medical staffing, occupational health, Site Solutions VMS program and administrative nursing support services.

332 West Superior St. #204
Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-0053
http://www.interimhealthcare.com/

Lake County Developmental Achievement Center

626 2nd Avenue
Two Harbors, MN 55616
218-834-5767
http://www.co.lake.mn.us/

Lake County Human Services

Lake County Human Services for the Developmentally Disabled provides: Case Management; Intake Interview; Information About Services; Development of a Service Plan; Coordinating Services and Supports; and Monitoring and Evaluation of Services.

616 3rd Ave.
Two Harbors, MN 55616
218-834-8401
http://www.co.lake.mn.us/

Lighthouse for the Blind

Our mission: We exist to foster the independence of people who are blind and visually impaired, thereby helping them to realize their full potential as individuals.

4505 W. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55807
218-624-4828
http://www.lcfvl.org/

Lutheran Social Services of MN

Lutheran Social Services Guardianship/Conservatorship

Lutheran Social Services One Program (Oh No! 18)

LSS provides services for: Children/Families; Older Adults; and People with Disabilities.

424 W. Superior St.
600 Ordean Building
Duluth, MN 55802
218-529-2252
http://www.lssmn.org/

Mentor Duluth

The Mentor Duluth Program offers the following program specialty areas: Academic Enrichment; Healthy Lifestyles; and Friendship Program.

302 W 1st St.
Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-4745
http://www.mentorduluth.org/

MN Disability Law Center

The Minnesota Disability Law Center (MDLC) addresses the unique legal needs of persons with disabilities. Our mission is to advance the dignity, self-determination and equality of individuals with disabilities.

430 North 1st Avenue
Suite 359
Minneapolis MN 55401-1780
Phone: (612) 332-8151
http://mylegalaid.org/

Duluth Branch
301 W. 1st St. #528
Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-5625

MN Workforce Center-Duluth

MN Workforce Centers (WFCs) provide the tools, resources and services needed for job search, career planning and needs.

Government Service Center
320 W 2nd St.
Suite 205
Duluth, MN 55802
218-723-4730
http://www.positivelyminnesota.com/

Moose Tracks

Moose Tracks provides support for individuals with disabilities in the community.

Mark Carlson
PO Box 183
451 N. Arrowhead Lane
Moose Lake, MN 55767
218-485-5078
Email: Mark.a.carlson@state.mn.us
https://mn.gov/dhs/

MRC-Duluth

MRC Duluth provides employment and training services for people with disabilities, dislocated workers, people who are economically disadvantage, and others who face special training or employment barriers.

205 W. 2nd St.
Suite 150
Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-9700
http://www.mrc-mn.org/

North Country Independent Living

North Country Independent Living provides the following services: Accessibility; Advocacy; Benefits Counseling; Disability Navigator Project; Independent Living Skills Training; Information and Referral; Peer Support; Public Education; Technology; and Transportation Project.

Mariner Mall
69 N 28th St. Suite #28
Superior, WI 54880
715-392-9118
http://www.northcountryil.com/

North Country Ride

North Country R.I.D.E. provides equine facilitate activities for residents with special needs throughout Northeastern Minnesota and Northwestern Wisconsin.

180 Hatinen Rd.
PO Box 312
Esko, MN 55733
218-879-7608
Email: ncride@aol.com

Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative

Northern Lights Special Education Cooperative serves children/youth, families and educators in the 12 school districts located within five counties in Northeast Minnesota.

NLSEC partners with community agencies to identify, locate and evaluate children from birth to 21, who have a disability and are in need of Special Education.

Special Education services are available to all public, non-public, home schooled and pre-kindergarten children who meet the State of Minnesota's criteria.

Dena Hagen
302 14th St.
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-879-1283 x6006
Email: dhagen@nlsec.k12.mn.us
http://www.nlsec.k12.mn.us/

Northern Network E Community Support Services

5223 Maple Grove Rd.
Hermantown, MN 55811
218-729-1604
Email: colleen.fetters@state.mn.us

Northland AFC

Northland AFC provides services to male and female adults and young teenagers.

5103 Ramsey St.
Duluth, MN 55807
218-722-2585
http://www.northlandafc.com/

Northland Chapter MDA

Muscular Dystrophy Association fighting Neuromuscular Diseases.

227 W. 1st St. Suite 901
Duluth, MN 55802
218-727-3466
http://www.mda.org/

PATH

PATH is a family-based treatment foster care agency, providing foster care in family settings to children who are emotionally or behaviorally disordered.

306 W. Superior St. #500
Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-6106
http://www.pathinc.org/

Pine County Health & Human Services

Mission: To provide quality services to the citizens of Pine County in a cost-effective, courteous and efficient manner.

Patrick Bruflat, Director
Pine Co Health & Human Services
315 Main St S., Ste 200
Pine City, MN 55063
320-591-1570
http://www.co.pine.mn.us/

Pine Habilitation Supported Employment, Inc.

PHASE provides services to adults with disabilities in Pine County, Minnesota.

106 Main St.
Sandstone, MN 55072
320-245-2246
http://www.pinehab.org/

Pine Ridge Homes

1509 14th St.
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-879-1257

Pinewood-Cloquet

This agency's basic objectives are

  • To provide training in developing individual skills to increase employment potential.
  • To provide work training, in-house employment, and related services to enable persons to improve and maintain independent skills.
  • To assist persons in obtaining and maintaining employment in the community.

915 18th St.
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-879-4566

Pinewood-Duluth

1102 E. 4th St.
Duluth, MN 55805
218-724-6669

Polinsky Medical Rehab. Center - Essentia

Polinsky provides medical rehabilitation and habilitation services; physical; occupational; and speech therapies; and psychological and social services to children and adults with injuries and disabilities.

530 E. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN 55805
218-786-5360
http://www.essentiahealth.org/PolinskyMedicalRehabilitationCenter/find-a-clinic/48.aspx

Project Soar of NE Minnesota

SOAR Career Solutions provide affordable, holistic, and creative career planning services to job seekers and career changers.

205 W. 2nd St.
Suite 101
Duluth, MN 55802
218-722-3126
http://www.soarcareers.org/

Rehabilitation Services

Helps people with disabilities to achieve their employment and independent living goals. These services are available through Workforce Centers across the state.

320 W. 2nd St.
Suite 205
Duluth, MN 55802
218-723-4730
http://www.positivelyminnesota.com/JobSeekers/People_with_Disabilities/

REM Minnesota

REM Arrowhead, Inc. is based out of Duluth, MN and primarily serves individuals from St Louis, Cass, Carlton, Cook, Lake and Itasca counties although other counties have host county concurrence arrangements. REM Arrowhead, Inc provides Community Supportive Living homes (24/7 care), In Home Hourly services and Respite care to individuals living with intellectual developmental disability (including autism spectrum disorders), brain injury and mental health issues.

REM Arrowhead

Duluth Regional Office - Serving Duluth & Cloquet Area
1330 East Superior St. Suite #201
Duluth, MN 55805
Tel:218-720-2995
Fax:218-720-5090

Mary Braun-Kapsner, Regional Director

RSI of Northeast MN

RSI's mission is to provide innovative services to support the lives of people with disabilities.

2900 Piedmont Ave
Duluth, MN 55811
218-727-2696
http://www.residentialservices.org/

Safe Transitions

We help people with mental illness and disabilities by providing quality, specialized services.

1621 Dobie Road
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-879-5013
http://www.safetransitions.org/

Salvation Army

316 Carlton Ave.
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-879-5447
http://www.salvationarmy.org/

Scottish Rite Clinic

Our Mission: To improve its members and enhance the communities in which they live by teaching and emulating the Principles of Brotherly Love, Tolerance, Charity, and Truth, while actively embracing high social, moral and spiritual values, including fellowship, compassion and dedication to God, family and country.

28 W. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN 55802
218-720-3911
www.scottishriteclinicduluth.org/

Senior Friend Home Care

We provide:

  • Skilled Nursing and Therapy Services
  • HomMed's Health Monitoring System
  • Home Health Aide Services
  • Homemaking Services

116 Ave. C.
Cloquet, MN 55720
218-878-0990
http://www.seniorfriendinc.com/

Special Olympics

Mission: To provide a year-round program of sport straining and competition for people with mental disabilities that contributes to lifelong physical fitness, personal growth and achievement.

PO Box 665
Duluth, MN 55801
218-260-9529
http://www.somnduluth.org/

Spectrum Community Health Inc.

2820 Piedmont Ave. #D
Duluth, MN 55811
218-722-6377
http://www.spectrumhealthcos.com/

Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic

The UMD Speech Clinic provides evaluation and therapy services for individuals with communication impairments.

156 Chester Parkway
Duluth, MN 55805
218-726-8199
http://www.d.umn.edu/csd/clinic

St. Louis County Social Services-Duluth

Mission: To protect and support families with children and adults who experience poverty, vulnerability and/or disability and to promote self-sufficiency.

Government Services Center
320 W. 2nd St.
Duluth, MN 55802
218-726-2000
http://www.co.st-louis.mn.us/

St. Luke’s Home Care

We help people return to their home following hospitalization. Services include those that can help patients get back to their activities of daily living.

220 N. 6th Ave. E.
Duluth, MN 55805
218-249-6111
http://www.slhduluth.com/

St. Luke’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Program

We are here to serve children's health care needs from birth to 18 years of age.

1001 E. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55802
218-249-5519
http://www.slhduluth.com/

State Services for the Blind

Our mission is: Helping blind, visually impaired and deafblind Minnesotans maximize their vocational and personal independence.

320 W. 2nd St.
Suite 205
Duluth, MN 55802
218-723-4600
http://www.positivelyminnesota.com/JobSeekers/Blind_or_Visually_Impaired/

Student Experience

We offer networking events, paid internships, fulltime careers and coaching.

120 Mount Royal Shopping Circle
Duluth, MN 55803
218-728-8009
http://www.studentexperience.com/

Telephone Equipment Distribution Program

11 East Superior St., Suite 220
Duluth, MN 55802
218-302-3170
https://mn.gov/dhs/

Traumatic Brain Injury Residential and Community Services

We provide knowledge and expertise to best assist students with TBI.

2016 W. Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55806
218-733-1331
http://www.tbiduluthmn.com/

Trillium Services, Inc.

Trillium is dedicated to providing quality services that enable self-determination, informed choice, maximum independence, and the dignity of risk.

4629 Airpark Blvd.
Duluth, MN 55811
218-722-5009
http://trilliumservice.com/

UDAC

UDAC provides individuals with transportation services, employment, senior services, and opportunities for recreation and artistic expression. We offer people the chance to be themselves.

500 E. 10th St.
Duluth, MN 55805
218-722-5867
Email: bkleczka@d.umn.edu
http://www.udac.org/

Volunteer Services of Carlton County

We help individuals and families who find life difficult because of age, disability or life circumstance. We help people to maintain their independence by providing assistance with daily activities.

199 Chestnut Avenue
Carlton, MN 55718
218-879-9238
http://www.vscci.com/

Youth Employment Services

Provides economically disadvantaged youth with employment and training services. Also provides prevention, early intervention, diversion, post adjudication and aftercare services to at-risk youth and/or juvenile.

320 W. 2nd St.
Room 205
Duluth, MN 55802
218-723-4730
http://www.positivelyminnesota.com/

Greater MN

Camphill Village Minnesota

Camphill is a rural community where adults with special needs can find a real home with fulfilling and meaningful work and an opportunity to form lasting friends and relationships.

15136 Celtic Dr.
Sauk Center, MN 56378
320-732-6365
Email: cvmn@rea-alp.com
http://www.camphillvillage-minnesota.org/

Division of Compliance and Assistance

1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113
651-582-8200

Website
http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/sped/caqa/

EquipALife

EquipALife is a nonprofit organization providing access to "life changing" equipment for people in need of services and people with disabilities. We are your statewide resource for adaptive equipment from A to Z. We can create a lifeline for financial solutions, professional support, education and training. EquipALife helps you to become more self-sufficient while at work, at home, in school and out and about the community.

EquipALife
5563 Pioneer Creek Drive, Suite A
Maple Plain, MN 55359

Metro: 763-479-8239
Toll Free: 866-535-8239
Minnesota Relay Service: 800-627-3529
Fax: 763-479-8243

Email Address:
info@equipalife.org
http://www.equipalife.org/

Interagency Early Childhood Intervention Project

Phone: (651)582-8436
Fax: (651)582-8494
Jan.rubenstein@state.mn.us

Minnesota Resource Center: Blind/Visually Impaired

615 Olof Hanson Drive
Faribault, MN 55021
Phone: (507)332-5510 or (800)657- 3859
Fax: (507)332-5494
Jean.martin@state.mn.us

Minnesota Resource Center: Deaf/Hard of Hearing

615 Olof Hanson Drive
Faribault, MN 55021
Phone: (507)332-5491 or (800)657-3936
Fax: (507)332-5494
Mary.cashman-bakken@state.mn.us

MN Department of Education

1500 Hwy 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113
Phone: (651)582-8200
http://www.education.state.mn.us/MDE/index.html

MN Department of Education Special Education

Phone: (651)582-8200
http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/dse/sped/

MN Life College

The Mission of Minnesota Life College is to help young adults with learning disabilities achieve personal and financial self-sufficiency.

7501 Logan Ave. S #2A
Richfield, MN 55423
612-869-4008
http://www.minnesotalifecollege.com/

MN Relay Service

Learn all about the program that provides telecommunications assistance directly to Minnesota's deaf, hard-of-hearing, speech or mobility impaired citizens. Information on how to participate in these programs.

24-hour service
(800)627-3529
Customer Relations: (800)676-3777

MN Special Education Mediation Services (MNSEMS)

Minnesota Special Education Mediation Service (MNSEMS) provides conflict resolution assistance for students, schools, parents and agencies. Parents and school staff can use a mediation session or a facilitated IEP/IFSP/IIIP meeting to address issues of concern.

Office of Dispute Resolutions
340 Centennial Building
658 Cedar Street
St. Paul, MN 55155
Phone: (651)297-4635
Fax: (651)282-6396
mnblkstn@gte.net

MN State Council on Disabilities

The Minnesota State Council on Disability (MSCOD) is an agency that collaborates, advocates, advises and provides information to expand opportunities, increase the quality of life and empower all persons with disabilities. Services are provided to individuals with disabilities and their families, the Governor and Legislature, government and private agencies, employers and the general public.

121 East 7th Place, #107
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: (651)361-7800
Council.disabilities@state.mn.us
http://www.disability.state.mn.us

Pacer Center, Inc. (Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights)

The mission of PACER Center is to expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of children and young adults with disabilities and their families, based on the concept of parents helping parents.

8161 Normandale Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55437-1044
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Phone: (952)952-838-9000 or (800)537-2237
Fax: (952)838-0199
pacer@pacer.org
http://www.pacer.org/

People Incorporated Epilepsy Services

People Incorporated provides a variety of programs, services and levels of care to people with mental illness and other brain disorders. They offer a guided independent-living experience designed to help adults with epilepsy live and work on their own.

630 Cedar Ave. South #204
Minneapolis, MN 55454
612-338-9035
http://www.peopleincorporated.org/

True Friends

Camp Courage, Camp Friendship, Camp Eden Wood, Camp Courage North and Camp New Hope are five camps nestled among the forests and lakes of Minnesota serving children and adults with disabilities. Together, we create a world where experiences and adventures are open to individuals of all abilities.

10509 108th St. NW
Annandale, MN 55302
Phone: 1.800.450.8376
952.852.0101
Fax: 952.852.0123
http://truefriends.org/