Community Resource Connections

Mission Statement

Improving access to, and the effectiveness of, community services through collaboration, coordination and integration.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments Community Resource Connections provided membership services to 60 community service organizations in the 4 county area of Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater and Hubbard counties in Minnesota. Staff served 865 unduplicated clients making 1,349 referrals to 197 agency programs. Covid-19 required pivoting to over the phone assistance and implementation of programs atypical to our programs list: Facilitation of food drops in two outlying communities, delivery of food boxes to Rural Seniors in need, Assistance to Beltrami County Public Health with Contact Tracing. More typical services remained in place: information about, and referral of the public to: mental health counseling, emergency shelter programs, MNsure enrollment, Public program application assistance and more.
Current Goals 2020 has found our organization maintaining our Information and Referrals services to the general public and responding, as best we can, to the uncertainty of in office versus remote services due to Covid-19. We are focusing on continuation of MNsure enrollment and renewal. Staff, currently involved in Social Security Disability application assistance, are searching for and beginning to implement new financial resources to pay for that area of high need. We continue to provide facilitation of networking and information exchange meetings for our member agencies (currently 55 agencies). We are improving our technology; implementing new software tools to increase security and enable better communication amongst staff. We are improving and expanding upon our website as a means of reaching the public with good, up to date, information.
Community or Constituency Served The residents and community service organizations within Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater and Hubbard Counties in north central Minnesota.
Geographic Area Served Beltrami, Cass, Clearwater and Hubbard Counties in north central Minnesota.

Reports & Finances

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 07/10/2022

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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716 Paul Bunyan Drive NW
Bemidji, MN 56601
Phone: 218-333-6838

General Information

Alternative Name: Bemidji Area Council of Nonprofits, Council of Nonprofits
EIN: 41-1782146
Principal Staff: Ruth Sherman
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 6
Volunteer Opportunities: No
Number of Clients: 900
Ruling Year: 1995


Board Chair: Miriam Osborn-Dougherty
Number of Board Members: 11
Board Meetings with Quorum: 8
Average Member Attendance: 9.1

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