Our community partners are nonprofit organizations that fit within our values and mission. We partner with them in at least one way: by giving them monetary or in-kind donations, allowing them to use our space, or volunteering with their organization.
Want to learn more about some of our community partners? Each month we will invite a partner or two to speak about their organizations. To the right are the upcoming featured organizations.
Brainerd YFC offers a wide variety of ongoing relationship building programs equipping teens with hope, inspiration, purpose and peace. https://www.brainerdyfc.com/
Brainerd Leo Club is a service organization for youth 12 - 18 years old.
Brainerd Roars Club is a service organization for youth 8-11 years old.
Breath of Life Adult Day Service's philosophy is to enrich the quality of a dependent adult's life, adding fun and fulfillment to their life through a variety of activities. Their goal is to provide the highest quality of care for dependent adults so their caregivers can maintain their own physical and emotional well being.
Bridges of Hope serves children and families in Crow Wing County and the surrounding communities and focuses on assisting families in crisis–whatever the crisis may be. The staff specializes in connecting families with local resources by drawing on both traditional human services and non-traditional supports. They work to have an expert knowledge of ALL of area resources and how to easily access them.
Camp Knutson is a supportive, medically-sound camp for individuals with disabilities, medical conditions and other identified needs. They partner with other organizations to host camps for youth and adults with identified needs such as autism, heart disease, skin conditions, Down syndrome, burn survivors, HIV/AIDS and youth experiencing homelessness.
The food pantry supports students with food needs to ensure the only thing they hunger for is knowledge.
Campers achieve self-confidence and self-esteem through active "hands-on", activities and participation in a variety of outdoor experiences. Over the years, thousands of individuals have experienced personal growth while participating in educational programs which include archery, cross country skiing, canoeing, and fishing just to mention a few. Activities such as the Confidence Course allow campers to challenge their limits and prove themselves to the most important person of all, themselves.
CROP Hunger Walks are community-based walk events held in cities and towns across the United States raising funds to support the global mission of Church World Service, a faith-based organization transforming communities around the globe through just and sustainable responses to hunger, poverty, displacement and disaster. Twenty five percent of the funds raised are returned to the host community to support local hunger fighting efforts.
Edgewood Brainerd and Baxter Assisted Living and Memory Care communities ensure that you or your loved one have access to the perfect combination of home-like, convenient services and amenities plus well-trained, dedicated staff available to support all your daily needs.
WHY A PARTNER? The pastors visit with Edgewood residents twice a month.
Food for the Poor does their best to meet needs both physical and spiritual, as well as at the individual, family and community level by providing food, housing, emergency relief and much more to those in desperate need. They feel a special calling and are uniquely equipped to serve the poorest of the poor in the Caribbean and Latin America.
The Gideons International is an Association of Christian business and professional men and their wives dedicated to telling people about Jesus through associating together for service, sharing personal testimony, and by providing Bibles and New Testaments. While they are often recognized for their work with hotels, they also place and distribute Scriptures in strategic locations so they are available to those who want them, as well as to those who may not know they need them.
Good Samaritan Society – Woodland provides a full continuum of senior living options on the Brainerd campus.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, community and hope. Partnering with families in need, volunteers build or renovate homes and serve as agents of change throughout the affiliate. Working in communities throughout the affiliate, LAHFH helps create a culture wherein affordable housing becomes a matter of conscience.
Spread out across 516 square miles, including Cass, Crow Wing and Morrison Counties, Brainerd Public Schools serves more than 6,700 students per year.
Brainerd Public Schools has six elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and three alternative programming sites.
The core program of LARJP is Restorative Group Conferencing (RGC). RGC provides a forum for juvenile wrongdoers and their families, those victimized by the harm, and their supporters to meet in a safe and respectful environment to discuss the incident. LARJP gets case referrals from the County Attorney’s office and 6 county Police Departments as well as the schools in Crow Wing County.
Luther Crest's purposes are to strengthen the faith of all people, equip them with spiritual armor, inspire them with new courage, and live for Christ as stewards in God's creation and community.
Mission: Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota expresses the love of Christ for all people through service that inspires hope, changes lives and builds community.
Strategic Imperatives: Children and families will have safe, stable homes and the opportunity to thrive in community.
People with disabilities will have access to social services and the opportunity to contribute to community life. Older adults will have choice in the services they need and opportunities to participate in community life.
The Marine Corps League, Heartland Detachment is a veteran's organization in the Brainerd Lakes Area of Minnesota. Probably best known for the "Toys for Kids" program providing toys for over 900 local children each year (since 1981), our Marines meet monthly, constantly looking for ways to help out in the community.
The Women's Center has been empowering victims of domestic violence through a variety of programs since 1978. Providing a 24-hour intake to emergency shelter for individuals experiencing domestic violence including women, along with their children and pets, and men. In addition to physical safety, the shelter provides personal advocacy, information and referral, support groups, and community education. The Alex and Brandon Child Safety Center provides safe visits and exchanges for children.
Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge's mission is to assist teens and adults in gaining freedom from chemical addictions and other life controlling problems by addressing their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
The Northland Arboretum encompasses over 500 acres in the heart of Brainerd/Baxter, Minnesota. This member-supported, non-profit organization was founded with the closure of the Brainerd Landfill in 1972. Left untouched, the 40-acre landfill site now supports a prairie restoration project that is full of native grasses and plants. Open dusk to dawn seven days a week to offer respite to residents and visitors.
The purpose of the Northeastern Minnesota Synod is to nurture a
Christ-centered climate conducive to healthy, mission-focused congregations and their ministries throughout the world.
Operation Sandwich is a grassroots program that exists to end childhood hunger by feeding kids when free and reduced meals are not accessible at school.
Salem WEST’s mission is to help families and individuals by providing new/gently used items to help fulfill their basic needs.
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination
Moved by the Love of God in Christ and the desire to love our neighbors, we exist simply to feed hungry people.
We are a non-denominational, non-profit Christian organization that opens its doors to all who come with no questions asked.
Stephen Ministry offers a proven and effective way to organize, equip, and supervise a team of congregation members—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, one-to-one, Christ-centered care to people in the congregation and the community experiencing life difficulties.
TheShop is here to provide a place for our youth where they can grow to be positive, productive, and engaged citizens in the Brainerd Lakes Area. TheShop is also here to close the “opportunity gap” for youth who have yet to find a place to participate in constructive activities, inspiring recreation, and transformative programs.
The Women’s Executive Leadership Initiative (WELead) is a program of the Women's Leadership Fund. At the core of WELead are small groups, or cohorts, that serve as a peer advisory board who listen and advise on a member’s needs and experiences. Through small group meetings, events and networking opportunities, WELead breaks down community silos and facilitates the learning and development of these leaders.