Family and Community Resource Navigators

In some Minnesota and Tribal communities, there are navigators available to help expecting and parenting families find and connect to local early childhood and family well-being services. Navigators are not available in all areas of the state yet but stay tuned… more will be added over the next year!


Twin Cities/Metro Area

Fraser
Serving families in: Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington counties
Phone number: 651-424-4495
Hours: Monday – Friday; 9 AM – 5 PM; Calls and emails only at this time
Address: 1801 American Blvd. E. Suite 8, Bloomington, Minnesota 55425, multiple locations
Agency website: https://www.fraser.org
Contact for Fraser-specific services: 612-767-7222
 
Guiding Star Wakota
Serving families in: Ramsey, Dakota, Hennepin, and Washington counties and surrounding areas
Phone number: 651-457-1195
Hours: Monday – Friday; 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Address: 1140 Robert St. S., West St. Paul, MN 55118
 
Ramsey County Service Center
Serving families in: Ramsey County
Phone number: 651-266-0600
Hours: Monday – Friday; 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Addresses Service Centers offer in-person assistance. The hours of each service center location can be found on the website listed on the agency website below.
  • Metro Square Service Center – 121 7th Place, St Paul, MN 55101
  • Maplewood Service Center – 3025 Southlawn Drive, Maplewood, MN 55109
  • Roseville Service Center – 2180 Hamline Ave N., Roseville, MN 55113

Northwest Minnesota

Inter-County Community Council
Serving families in: Clearwater, Pennington, Red Lake and East Polk counties
Phone number: 218-796-5144
Hours: Monday – Friday; 8 AM – 4:30 PM; Calls and emails welcome; office is open for appointments — walk ins may be asked to return for an appointment if staff unavailable
Address: 207 Main Street, Oklee, MN 56742
 
MAHUBE-OTWA Community Action Partnership, Inc.
Serving families in: Hubbard and Mahnomen counties
Phone number: Hubbard 218-732-7204; Mahnomen 218-935-5022
Hours: Monday – Friday; 8 AM – 4:30 PM (Phone); 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Walk-Ins)
Addresses: Hubbard County office: 120 North Central, Park Rapids MN 56470; Mahnomen County office: 18 W Madison Ave, Mahnomen MN 56577
Agency website: https://mahube.org
 
North West Community Action Association
Serving families in: Lake of the Woods, Roseau, Kittson and East Marshall counties
Phone number: 218-528-3258
Hours: Monday – Friday; 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM; This is a locked facility. Please make an appointment.
Address: 312 N. Main St. PO Box 67, Badger, MN 56714
Agency website: https://www.nwcaa.org
 
Red Lake Nation Childcare
Serving families in: Red Lake Band of Chippewa, Beltrami and Clearwater counties
Phone number: 218-679-3350 ext. 2609
Hours: Monday – Friday; 7:45 AM – 5:00 PM
Address: 25050 State Hwy 1 East, Box 577, Red Lake, MN 56671
 
Tri-Valley Opportunity Council, Inc.
Serving families in: Norman, Marshall and Polk counties
Phone number: 218-281-5832
E-mail: mhams@tvoc.org
Hours: Monday – Friday; 8 AM – 4:30 PM
Address: 102 N Broadway, Crookston, MN 56716
Agency website: https://www.tvoc.org

Northeast Minnesota

Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency (AEOA)
Serving families in: Lake County & Greater St. Louis County (excluding city of Duluth and surrounding areas)
Phone number: Navigator: Emily Bombich 218-735-6834 / Agency: 800-662-5711
Hours: Monday – Friday; 8 AM – 4:30 PM; Calls, texts, and emails only
Address: 702 3rd Ave S Virginia, MN 55792
 
Carlton County Community & Family Initiatives Department
Serving families in: Carlton County
Phone number: 218-900-7206 (call or text)
Hours: Monday – Friday; 8 AM – 4:00 PM (hours can vary based on client’s availability)
Address: 1307 Cloquet Ave, Suite 3, Cloquet, MN 55720
 
Fond du Lac Human Services
Serving families in: Carlton and St. Louis Counties
Phone number: 218-655-3641
Hours: Monday – Friday; 8 AM – 4:30 PM
Addresses Main office: 927 Trettel Lane, Cloquet, MN 55720; Duluth Office: 221 W 4th St, Duluth, MN 55806
Agency website: https://www.Fdlrez.com
Families must meet eligibility requirements for certain programs.
 
Invest Early
Serving families in: Itasca and Koochiching Counties
Phone number: 218-999-0815
Hours: Monday – Friday; 8 AM – 4:00 PM
Addresses 820 NW 1st Ave, Grand Rapids MN 55744; 201 NW 4th Street Suite 130, Grand Rapids MN 55744
 
Sawtooth Mountain Clinic
Serving families in: Cook County and Grand Portage Tribal Nation
Phone number: 218-387-2330 ext. 818
Hours: Monday – Friday; 8 AM – 5:00 PM Calls and emails only at this time.
Addresses 513 5th Avenue West, Grand Marais; 62 Upper Road, Grand Portage; 9 Good Neighbor Hill Road, Tofte

Southeast Minnesota

Growing Up Healthy
Serving families in: Faribault and Northfield Public School District Boundaries, in Rice County
Phone number: 507-301-6345
Hours: Monday – Friday; Available by phone (text/call) and email
Addresses 700 Lincoln Parkway, Northfield, MN 55057 and 340 9th Ave SW, Faribault, MN 55021
For initially reaching out, phone (call/text) and email are preferred as staff are often working out with families in neighborhoods where they live, and thus aren't consistently available in the office locations for walk-ins.
 
Austin Aspires
Serving families in: Austin Public School District Boundaries, and Mower County
Phone number: MaKayla Oxley 507-438-6869
Agency phone number: 507-437-0920
E-mail: MaKayla Oxley: ecnavigator2@austinaspires.org
Hours: Monday – Friday; 8 AM – 4:30 PM; Available by phone (text/call) and email
Address: 301 North Main Street, Suite 104, Austin, MN 55912
For initially reaching out, phone (call/text) and email to one of the navigators are preferred as staff are often working out with families in neighborhoods, and thus aren't consistently available in the office locations for walk-ins. However, walk-ins are always welcome and Austin Aspires staff in the office will help or direct a navigator to connect with you.