Community Resources

Advocates for Family Peace

Advocates for Family Peace promotes safety, equity and peace in personal relationships.

1611 NW 4th Street, Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744

Baby Steps Boutique

Baby Steps Boutique was established to empower families to seek and use services that will strengthen families and improve the health and well being of families, pregnant women, and young children.

10 NW 5th St., Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744

Bridges Kinship Mentoring

Helping children and youth develop friendships, skills and confidence through quality mentoring relationships.

703 N. Pokegama Ave., Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744

Children’s Mental Health Services/REACH

CMHS has been providing care for children and their families for over 25 years in Itasca County schools, homes and our office in Grand Rapids. Our strength lies in diagnosing and treating mental health issues from infancy through late adolescence using the latest and best techniques. By providing most of our services in the schools, access for children is made easy. In addition by working closely with families and school staff, the child enjoys the best support for successful recovery. In addition to treatment CMHS provides Case Management authorized by Itasca County to help families access other services in the community.

35382 US HWY 2 West Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Community Café

The Community Cafe, a non-profit organization, currently serves on average, over 500 meals per week at two locations; Grand Rapids in the Itasca Resource Center, Deer River at the Deer River Golden Age Center.


“Helps seniors maintain their independence by linking them, their families and caregivers to services through programming, education, volunteer opportunities and advocacy.”

400 River Rd #1, Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744

First Call 2-1-1

Providing free, confidential and non-judgmental active listening, information and referral, and crisis intervention 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to all residents of North Central Minnesota.

1211 2nd Ave SE, Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744


The vision of GRACE House is to provide safe, sanitary, secure housing for those in Itasca County needing shelter.

501 1st Ave. Southwest, Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744

Get Fit Itasca

Get Fit Itasca is a community health initiative begun through the combined efforts of the Itasca County Family YMCA, Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital, ISD 318, ISD 316, Itasca Community College, Itasca County Public Health and the Blandin Foundation. The mission of Get Fit Itasca is “to engage all people in the Itasca area to make healthy choices and participate in activities that improve their quality of life.”

Grand Rapids Food Shelf

Providing food to those in need in the greater Grand Rapids area.

2222 Cromell Drive, Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744

Home Visitor Program

To call on Itasca County seniors to assure that they are getting along alright, to connect them with community resources, and to assess for mental health difficulties.

PO Box 157, Bovey, Minnesota 55709
218-245-1699 OR 218-327-0768

Hope House

To provide and support a safe, sober and chemically free environment for recovering chemically dependent persons, and to assist recovering persons become healthy, responsible, independent members of the community.

604 S. Pokegama Ave., Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744

Support Within Reach-Sexual Violence Resource Center

Formerly IAASA (Itasca Alliance Against Sexual Assault). To reduce the impact and harm of sexual violence for individuals and families in the communities we serve.

1325 NW 4th Street, Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744
218-326-5008 / 1-866-747-5008

Itasca Area Community Education

The mission of Itasca Area Community Education is to ignite learning through ever-changing opportunities for individuals to enrich and enhance their lives.


Itasca County Food Shelf Coalition


306 Golf Course Ln. # 7
Bigfork, Minnesota 56628

Deer River: 

1006 Comstock Drive
Deer River, Minnesota 56636


Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Shelf
301 Central Avenue, Nashwauk, Minnesota 55769

Itasca County Long Term Transportation Coalition

Providing a quality of life for seniors living within the long-term care community, enabling them to be a part of the larger community of Itasca County.

923 Hale Lake Pointe, Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744

Itasca County Health and Human Services - Public Health

Itasca County Public Health offers various programs designed to promote, protect, and maintain the health of all citizens of Itasca County. Assurance, assessment and policy development are core public health activities.

1209 SE 2nd Ave. Grand Rapids MN 55744-3983

Itasca Hospice Foundation

Assuring access of quality hospice care through education and support.

P.O.Box 853, Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744

Itasca County Wellness Court

15 NE 5th Street, Grand Rapids, MN

Kootasca Programs – Crisis Nursery & Transitional Housing

A community-based and parent-initiated program offering a non-threatening resource to all Itasca County families experiencing a crisis or extreme stress.

1209 SE 2nd Ave., Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744

North Homes

Grand Rapids is the home of North Homes Children and Family Services. What began as a single group home and two foster homes in 1990 has grown as the community and professionals have worked to meet the needs of children and their families. Filling these gaps of service in northern Minnesota has resulted in a full continuum of services of quality care that provides hope and healing. Today, we provide many of our services throughout the entire state.

1880 River Road, Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Project READ

Project READ works to improve the early literacy skills of children from birth to age 5 so they begin kindergarten with the skills and experiences they need to become successful readers.

820 NW 1st Ave., Grand Rapids, MN 55744

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program)

ElderCircle RSVP engages community members age 55+ in volunteer activities that embrace, educate and empower the senior and disabled adult population of Itasca County to enhance their lives and enable them to remain independent. Please contact RSVP to “Respond to Service; Volunteer with Purpose” and experience the health benefits of volunteering!

1105 NW 4th Street, Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744

School Districts

Grand Rapids, 

820 NW First Ave
Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Deer River

101 1st Ave NE
Deer River, Minnesota 56636

ISD #316 

201 Kate Street
Marble, MN 55764

ISD #2
Hill City

500 Ione Ave
Hill City, MN 55748

YMCA – Youth & Family

To strengthen ourselves, families, and communities by promoting growth in spirit, mind and body.

400 River Road, Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744