BENEVOLENCE

Please use this list of resources below before applying for a Benevolence Application. You must do this before LAVC will offer you any financial assistance. If you have any questions please see our contact information at the bottom of this web page.

List of resources below that may be helpful to you.

*Note: This may not be a comprehensive list of resources and that resources are dependent on eligibility and current availability.*

Domestic Violence

  • Lakes Crisis Center @ 218-847-8572
  • DOVE in White Earth @ 218-983-4656 or 877-830-DOVE (3683)
  • Day One Hotline @ 866-223-1111
  • Someplace Safe – Safe Harbor Regional Trafficking Program @ 218-739-3359
  • Human trafficking hotline @ 888-373-7888
  • Rape & Abuse Crisis Line @ 800-344-7273

Employment

  • CareerForce Center @ 218-846-7377 
  • PeopleReady @ 218-210-9675
  • Rural MN CEP @ 218-846-7400

Food Insecurity

  • Becker County Human Service (SNAP EBT) @ 218-847-5628
  • Becker County Food Pantry @ 218-846-0142 | Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:00-3:00 PM  
  • Ruby’s pantry www.rubyspantry.org @ 651-674-0009 | 2nd Monday each month from 5:00-7:00 PM
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in Becker County @ 218-847-5628
  • If other food is needed, speak with First Lutheran Staff @ 218-847-5656

Hospital

  • Essentia Health St. Mary's Clinic @ 218-844-2347
  • Essentia Community Care Associate @ 218-314-7312
  • Sanford Clinic @ 218-846-2000

Financial Support Programs

  • Becker County Human Service @ 218-847-5628
  • https://mn.gov/dhs/
  • White Earth Financial Office @ 218-983-3283

Mental Health

  • 24-hour mental health crisis line for adults and children @ 218-850-HELP or 877-380-3621
  • White Earth Mental Health @ 218-983-4703 or 218-983-6325
  • Becker County Mental Health @ 218-847-5628
  • Village Family Service Center @ 800-627-8220 or www.villagefamily.org 
  • Lakeland Mental Health @ 218-847-1676 
  • Solutions Behavioral Health @ 218-844-6853
  • Stellher Human Services (families and children) @ 218-444-2845 or 800-422-0045
  • Willow Tree (unlocked facility) @ 218-844-1733

Police

  • DL Dispatch @ 218-847-2661
  • Police Chief Todd @ 218-847-4222

Rental Assistance

  • Detroit Lakes HRA @ 218-847-7859
  • MMDCD @ 218-847-5641
  • Mahube @ 218-847-1385
    • Unit & Public Housing contacts: https://www.mahube.org/services/family-development-and-housing/ 

Military Support

  • MN Assistance Council for Veterans @ 833-222-6228 (MACV) 
  • VA Hospital in Fargo @ 701-232-3241 or VA Homeless Veterans line @ 877-4AID-VET (877-424-3838)

Phone Needs

  • Government benefit program free phone service @ 855-Q-LINK43 (855-754-6543) or https://qlinkwireless.com/

Seniors and Special Needs

  • Mahube-Otwa @ 218-847-1385 
  • See “Becker County Care Guide” magazine 
  • Senior Linkage Line @ 800-333-2433
  • Lutheran Social Services @ 218-220-7517
  • Dancing Sky Agency on Aging @ 800-333-2433
  • Program Development @ 218-847-5642

Substance Abuse

  • Becker County Mental Health @ 218-847-5628
  • Drake Counseling @ 218-844-5191
  • Lakes Counseling @ 218-847-0696
  • White Earth Chemical Dependency Program @ 218-983-3201
  • Alcoholics anonymous @ 877-833-2327; First Lutheran has AA, Alanon and OE meetings on-site
  • Compassion Treatment Services @ 218-844-5782 or https://www.compassionts.com/

Social Security Office

  • 877-402-0827 (Fergus Falls) – Inquire about getting a new Social Security Card

Support Groups or Clubs

  • A Place to Belong (Those living with mental illness) @ 218-846-9022
  • AA Meetings in DL - Call for a list @ 866-641-9190
  • ALANO (AA & Narcotics) @ 218-844-9970
  • Celebrate Recovery (For those who have hurts, pain or addiction of any kind) - Christian Fellowship Church @ 218-847-3482

Transportation/Gas

  • Ministerial Association – Holiday gas voucher (as resources available)
  • Becker County Transit: 1 bus token OR $1.50 for one-way ride @ 218-847-1674
  • Bus Lines: Jefferson Lines Tickets @ 701-293-1222 or www.jeffersonlines.com, & Greyhound @ 858-800-8898 or www.greyhound.com  
  • White Earth Transit @ 218-983-3283   
  • White Earth Transportation for medical appointments call @ 218-935-2568

Utility Assistance

  • MAHUBE-OTWA Energy Assistance Program @ 218-847-1385

White Earth Financial Office

  • For those who are enrolled or are descendants of White Earth @ 218-935-2359

Other Resources

  • Bridges of Hope: https://www.bridgesofhopemn.org/programs-services
  • Project Homeless Connect MN: http://www.projecthomelessconnectmn.com/
  • Minnesotarecovery.org
  • Automotive Help: These programs can help pay for car repairs, provide auto loans, purchase new cars, transmission repair, and other needed work @ reliefbenefits.com
  • benefits.americanhoperesources.com
  • Help with Revocation of License @ 651-385-4341 or diversionsolutions.net

Homelessness

Mahube-Otwa @ 218-847-1385 for prevention assistance, emergency shelter, and supportive housing
Budget Host @ 218-847-4454 for affordable motel
Fargo-Moorhead shelters @ 218-236-0372. Call prior to arriving to assure bed space is available
Call 2-1-1 or 701-235-7335 or visit www.myfirstlink.org – for a list of resources
 
Crossing Home if reentering community after incarceration or have past barriers (felonies) that are making it hard to find a landlord to rent from:
(Detroit Lakes – Men Only) Lee @ 218-841-3622
(Moorhead Men & Women) Ryan @ 701-429-1950
Main Headquarters John @ 612-332-5210 or johnh@crossinghome.org
F5 project if formerly incarcerated and/or suffering with addiction @ 701-210-2491 or info@f5project.org
Mary’s Place (Lakes Crisis Center) if you are a woman fleeing violence @ 218-847-8572
DOVE if you are a woman fleeing violence (White Earth Area) @ 219-983-4656
Compassion House if you are a man recovering from addiction @ 218 844-5782
White Earth Reservation Homeless Program @ 218-936-3212
Willow Tree (shelter for those in Mental Crisis) @ 218-844-1733

Are you in need of financial assistance during a time of crisis in your life?

Call the number below to make an appointment to
and find out more about our Benevolence Application.
(218) 846-1199
950 Longview Drive, Detroit Lakes
9 AM - 4 PM, Tuesday - Friday