Lake County

Thank you for attending the Community Health Assessment meeting on December 12, 2017. All of the facilitators were impressed by the wealth of knowledge we had in that room! We decided to compile and share the existing resources we generated for the top five issues facing Lake county. This is not to imply this is a complete list, but it may give any of us a place to start if looking for county-wide resources.

If you have a correction or addition, please contact local SHIP Coordinator at tracy.gilsvik@co.lake.mn.us or 218-834-8520

Another place to find resources is United Way’s 211 Information and Referral (just dial 211 or, if using a cell phone, call 800-543-7709)

Thank you!

Here are the top five issues:

  • Drugs, Alcohol & Tobacco
  • Mental Health
  • Poverty – Social determinants such as lack of housing and transportation
  • Healthy Food Access
  • Health Services

Resources regarding drugs, alcohol & tobacco:

  • Drug Assessment & Treatment provider
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
  • Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
  • Physicians provide education
  • Social workers
  • Center for Alcohol Treatment in Duluth
  • Churches & synagogues, some also with AA and NA programs
  • School nurses
  • Internet
  • Health fairs
  • Taxi rides
  • American Lung Assoc in Duluth
  • 12 Step Programs
  • Teen & Adult Challenge
  • Veterans Services
  • DARE Program
  • Law enforcement liason
  • Regional prevention coordinators
  • Judicial systems
  • Positive activities for youth

Resources regarding mental health:

  • Social workers
  • School nurses and councilors
  • teachers
  • Bud House
  • Human Development Center
  • Ascend Services
  • Text 4 Life
  • 911 text 4 life
  • Physicians
  • Friends
  • Family
  • Nature
  • North Shore Horizons
  • Beacons of Hope
  • Life House – Duluth
  • SOAR Career Solutions –Duluth
  • Employee assistant programs
  • Tele-medicine with psychiatrist
  • Suicide hotline
  • AA
  • Nat’l Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) Duluth chapter
  • Agate Bay Mental Health
  • Nystrom & Associates – Duluth
  • Churches
  • Speak Your Mind – TV program on PBS
  • Lukes Mental Health
  • Local advisory counsel
  • Birch Tree
  • Lake County Human Services
  • Amber Wing
  • Arrowhead Psychiatric Council Services
  • Medications
  • Arms workers

Resources regarding transportation:

  • Community Partners, Two Harbors – volunteer drivers
  • Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency – Rural Rides
  • Facebook—for rides/job to Duluth
  • North Shore Area Partners, Silver Bay –Volunteer drivers

 

Resources regarding housing:

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Beacons of Hope
  • North Shore Horizons
  • Goodwill
  • 211 Information and Referral
  • Harbor Point – HUD Subsidized housing
  • Bayview—HUD Subsidized housing
  • Goodwill
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Energy Assistance

Resources for healthy food:

  • Ruby’s Pantry, Silver Bay
  • Community Partners, Two Harbors — Health in a Bag; meals on wheels
  • Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency –Backpack program
  • Food Shelves
  • Free and reduced lunch at schools
  • Statewide Health Improvement Partnership
  • Meals on Wheels: TH and Finland
  • Backpack Program
  • Ruby’s Pantry
  • Elijah’s Pantry
  • Food Shelves
  • Senior Dining
  • Health in a Bag
  • Community Garden
  • Women, Infant, Child (WIC)
  • Farmers Markets
  • Human Services (Supplemental nutrition assistance program)
  • Finland Co-op
  • New school policies: healthier celebrations
  • Super One
  • CSA from farmers
  • Master Gardeners
  • Zups

Resources for Health Services:

  • Clinics
  • VA hospital
  • Linkage
  • PCA
  • Chiropractors
  • Ecumen, assisted living
  • Hospital
  • School district and county nurses
  • EMT rescue
  • Fire fighters
  • Just Kids Dental
  • MN Sure navigators
  • Eye doctors