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Division of Indian Work

Social Service agency with five programs advocating for the American Indian population in the Minneapolis area.

Youth Leadership Development Program: encourages well rounded success by providing American Indian Youth with after school tutoring, cultural mentors, a teen pregnancy prevention curriculum, and summer recreational and culutral activities.

Strengthening Family Circles: offers prenatal, parenting and nutritional classes to Indian mothers ages 13 - 22 and 22 and older; a father's group to help Indian dads improve their relationship with their children; free and confidential pregnancy testing; a traditional Native doula service to help mothers-to-be with labor and childbirth; and two reduced rent apartment complexes for young parents who cannot find afordable and safe housing for themselves and their children.

Family Violence Program: provides counseling and legal advocacy to over 500 American Indian women, children and men impacted by violence in the home.

Healing Spirit: operates a neighborhood home for American Indian youth (ages 13 - 17) living in long term foster care. In addition, the program connects Native elders to urban youth to teach boys and girls the tradition of powwows.

Horizons Unlimited: provides Native clients with a food shelf specializing in nutrition and diabetes prevention as well as emergency assistance to help with heating bills and funeral expenses. The food shelf feeds about 5,000 low income American Indian families - about 21,000 people a year.

Service Area: 
Minneapolis area
Contact Name: 
Noya Woodrich

Location

Division of Indian Work
1001 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407-0509
United States
44° 56' 5.694" N, 93° 15' 15.264" W
Contact Phone Number: 
612.722.8722
Contact E-mail:: 
nwoodrich@gmcc.org