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Lakeland Mental Health
Alexandria, MN
Outpatient services for children and adults of all ages. Individual and family therapy, psychiatrist assessments, medication management and psychological evaluations. 


Lutheran Social Services Counseling and Family Services
Alexandria, MN
Provides comprehensive mental health services to assist adults, children, and families through significant life transitions. 

Nystrom Counseling

Alexandria, MN



One Hope Counseling
Kathryn Lichty

Alexandria, MN


Psychological Associates of Alexandria

Alexandria, MN



Reflections Counseling

Dr. Melissa Winter, PsyD, LP
Alexandria, MN


Licensed psychologist, testing, therapy for ages 6+


Solutions – Behavioral HealthCare Professionals

Alexandria, MN


Solutions has a full range of mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, and licensed therapists. An array of services are available, including individual, family, group, and marital therapy, as well as consultation. 


Village Family Services
Alexandria, MN
VFS is based on the belief that the best place to             resolve family problems is within the family’s unit and            community.  The Village offers intense in-home family-based therapy and counseling to families who risk out of home placements of at least one child.         

West Central Counseling
Alexandria, MN




Arden Woods Psychological Services

New Brighton, MN



Fuller Living Counseling

Anoka, MN



Family Counseling Center

Buffalo, MN




Life Christian Counseling Network

Faithful and True
Eden Prairie, MN
Founded by the late Dr. Mark Laaser, Faithful & True has over 30 years of experience in the field of sexual addiction. Faithful & True has helped thousands of men to discover a new life of sobriety, accountability, and sexual health.

Cornerstone Christian Counseling



Grace Wellness Center



Lighthouse Network

Dr. Karl Benzio



Healing Care Ministries




Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate recovery is a biblically balanced approach to help bring sustainable recovery and healing to our hurts. It       guides us toward new healthy truths and life-giving habits as we repair our broken relationships. Join more than 7       million hurting people across the globe who now walk in freedom through the power of Jesus Christ as we walk through the 8 principles of celebrate recovery based on the Beatitudes in Matthew 5.


Alexandria Treehouse – Young Adults


Treehouse is a support group for young adults ages 18-24.  Meetings are held every Monday from 6-8 pm.  A meal is    provided.  Treehouse provides a safe environment, guidance and practical skills in making better choices today to live as healthy a life as possible.  Core Treehouse beliefs: you are lovable, capable, worthwhile, and loved without strings. They meet at 3888 Pioneer Road – Northstar Christinan Academy Building (next to Alexandria Area High School)


Grief Share – Alexandria
A 13-week Christian based program where people learn to walk the journey of grief and be supported.  It is a place    where grieving people find healing and hope.  Three key elements to each meeting include a video seminar, group   discussion and personal workbook.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
The purpose of all AA group meetings is for AA members to share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others recover from alcoholism.

Al-Anon Meetings

Al-Anon is a mutual support group of peers who share their experience in applying the Al-Anon principles to                  problems related to the effects of a problem drinker in their lives.


Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

NA is a nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are       recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from    all drugs.




Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call: 9-8-8

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress,     prevention and crisis resources for   you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.


Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741
In a crisis? Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a volunteer Crisis Counselor. Free 24/7 support at your fingertips.


Veterans Crisis Line
Call 988 then Press 1
Text: 838255

Caps-Crisis Awareness and Prevention of Suicide
Meets every two weeks at Alexandria Technical & Community College

Community Suicide Awareness Education Group

Meets monthly at Anderson Funeral Home
659 Voyager Drive, Alexandria MN 56308

Farmers Suicide Hotline/MN Farm and Rural Helpline
Call: 833-600-2670
Text: FARMSTRESS to 898211
Free confidential 24/7 crisis suicide call line to assist Minnesota farmers struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts.


Dragonfly Mental Wellness Foundation


The Dragonfly Mental Wellness Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating, serving, and supporting those touched by mental illness.


THRIVE Behavioral Network | Milestones

Alexandria, MN


Milestones is an Intensive Residential Treatment Services (IRTS) program.  It includes time-limited   residential services to individuals who are in need of a structured setting. IRTS are designed to develop and enhance psychiatric stability, personal and emotional adjustment, self-sufficiency, and the necessary skills to live in a more independent setting


Vikingland Community Support System

 Adult Rehabilitation Mental Health Services (ARMHS) – individual or group setting services for adults with a mental illness diagnosis: Basic living and social service skills such as resource utilization, budgeting, healthy lifestyle,   cooking, transportation utilization, supported employment services plus more; community intervention which may       minimize the risk of hospitalization or other more restrictive living arrangements and medication education   provided by a registered nurse. 


Productive Alternatives INC.,
Individual Placement and Support (IPA) 

Employment specialists meet with client’s mental health professionals and family members with permission to           determine each person’s strengths and assist in identify in employment goals.  Job searches begin soon after a person expresses interest in working.



Love INC

Alexandria, MN

Assist in meeting the needs of clothing, personal hygiene, shoes and school supplies, Christmas gifts, furniture and household items. Offers life skills training and other resources for residents of Douglas County


Car Care Program

Alexandria, MN


Promoting independence and hope, one car at a time.  Can assist in acquiring a vehicle and help with maintenance.


Elder Network

Central Minnesota Elder Network is a non-profit organization that provides a variety of non-medical programs to  support our senior community and caregivers. Our programs are meant to support in times of loneliness and isolation. 


United Way of Douglas and Pope Counties


Provides many PROGRAMS including Food Drops in both Alexandria and Glenwood



MiSSION - To eliminate barriers to work and independence.

OUR SERVICES - We prepare people for work to address labor disparities in Minnesota.


REACH Program


REACH is a program at Alexandra Area High School for students who are struggling academically. 




Douglas County Outreach Food Shelf

1205 Lake Street

Alexandria, MN



Stevens County Food Shelf

Morris, MN



Hearts and Hands Food Shelf

Glenwood, MN




Safe Families for Children

West Central Minnesota


Safe Families for Children (SFFC) hosts vulnerable children and creates extended family-like supports for families         facing a crisis through a community of compassionate volunteers to keep children safe and families together.


Someplace Safe – Domestic Violence
Alexandria – 320-762-1995

Glenwood - 320-634-3483

Morris - 320-589-3208

A nonprofit agency offering a myriad of services to victims and survivors of crime, families, and communities in a         nine-county region in West Central Minnesota.


They work to assist victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual exploitation, sex trafficking, labor trafficking,   and other crimes (including; stalking, elder abuse, identity theft, robbery, theft, etc.), as they navigate the social, emotional and economic impacts they face as victims on the path to becoming survivors.

Life Connections (pregnancy support center)

Life Connections (formerly Birthright) is a parenting resource and pregnancy support center that is open to ANYONE with small children or who is pregnant under “less-than-ideal” circumstances.


LifeRight (for men dealing with addiction)

Alexandria – 320-759-3930

LifeRight Outreach reaches out to those who suffer from addiction. LRO is committed to being the hands and feet of Jesus while searching for the broken, hurting, and contrite hearts, LRO helps men who have lost their way and rebuilds lives that are hurting and broken with a goal to make it back home.


Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge


Provides outpatient counseling, licensed treatment and long-term recovery for youth and adults struggling with addiction. They have locations throughout Minnesota with a variety of programs to reach diverse situations.




Rural Minnesota CEP (Concentrated Employment Program)


We exist to assist people, employers and communities achieve success in meeting their economic goals. Our experienced staff provides multiple services to job seekers and employers, whether it’s a high school youth learning to navigate the job seeking system for the first time or person dislocated from a long time job needing to refresh skills in order to re-enter employment. We provide career counseling and direction to people in determining appropriate career paths and the actions needed to achieve their goals. We have developed valuable relationships with the employers in our communities to assist us in developing the work skills of our clients. We are able to focus on the needs of the job seekers, employers and grow our workforce skills that in turn strengthen our communities.


Career Force Alexandria

As a collaborative group of private, public and nonprofit partners, we offer an impressive range of innovative services, including one-on-one guidance, training, networking, labor market information and much more. We are a rich resource for anyone, from any walk of life, at any career or recruitment stage.



Hope Haven (run by United Way)

Provides shelter to those experiencing homelessness through local church partners and provides supportive services/connections to local nonprofits who can help. United Way partners with West Central Minnesota Communities Actions to carry out this program. 


Family Homeless Prevention and Assistance Program (FHPAP)


An emergency program that services singles and families that are homeless or nearly homeless.  Can pay for deposit, rent, mortgage and or utilities: short to mid-term case management. 


Home Help MN


Housing assistance in Douglas County. Government funded program (Section 8), that provides rental assistance to      eligible seniors, singles, families and persons with disabilities to secure affordable housing. 


HRA Housing Douglas County


Housing assistance in Douglas County. Government funded program (Section 8), that provides rental assistance to      eligible seniors, singles, families and persons with disabilities to secure affordable housing. 


Energy Assistance – West Central Minnesota Community Action (WCMCA)


Energy Assistance, crisis and energy related repair programs are available to eligible clients in Douglas County. Assistance is determined by the number of individuals that live in the home, the type of fuel used, the cost of the previous year, and household income received in the (3) previous months to when application is submitted.  


Salvation Army Northern Division


They assist in providing housing.



Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota (LSNM)


Provides legal advice/services without charge to qualifying persons in Douglas County, and surrounding areas. 
Eligibility: low income or age 60.



  • Boundaries in Marriage by Henry Cloud

  • Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

  • The Five Love Languages by Gary Thomas

  • For Women Only by Shaunti Feldhahn

  • For Men Only by Shaunti Feldhahn

  • His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage by Willard Harley

  • The Story of Marriage by John and Lisa Bevere



WinShape (Pastors Mike and Rhonda’s favorite)

Rome, Georgia


As a Christ-centered ministry, the sole basis of our beliefs is the Bible, which is core to everything we do. WinShape Marriage creates experiences that help husbands and wives grow closer to each other and to the Lord. Whether you’re feeling disconnected or fully present, our goal is to bring you and your spouse a renewed sense of connection. Refresh and reconnect from the moment you arrive and enjoy intentional time to focus on each other. By combining Bible-based teachings with unforgettable experiences, we want you to embrace the journey of marriage.


Marriage Intensive Retreats

Austin, Texas and Rome, Georgia


This Relational Care Intensive retreat for married couples is a four-day therapeutic program that offers a structured, focused opportunity for deeper healing. As a couple, you will find growth and freedom from dysfunctional patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving as you experience healthy alternatives within a caring, connected group. 


College of the Ozarks
The mission of College of the Ozarks is to provide the advantages of a Christian education for youth of both sexes especially those found worthy, but who are without sufficient means to procure such training.

The vision of College of the Ozarks is to develop citizens of Christlike character who are well-educated, hard-working, and patriotic.

Hillsdale College is a small, Christian, classical liberal arts college in southern Michigan that operates independently of government funding. Our students represent each of the fifty states and more than a dozen foreign countries, and drawn to the challenge of a Hillsdale education, they grow in heart and mind by studying timeless truths in a supportive community dedicated to the highest things.



Highlands College

Birmingham, Alabama

Combining a rigorous academic curriculum with practical, hands-on ministry training working alongside today’s church leaders, Highlands College prepares students to become the leaders of tomorrow by training students holistically in academic instruction, character formation, ministry training, and spiritual development. More than a traditional Bible college, Highlands College offers tailored concentrations in a variety of ministry interests so students can discover their unique calling and graduate educated, qualified, and confident in their ability to lead a life of eternal impact.


Christ for the Nations

Dallas, Texas

Christ For The Nations Institute offers extensive training in many areas of ministry. We believe that a Christian must possess a foundation cemented in Scriptural truths, a personal mission to see the lost saved and empowered as well as a desire to worship God in all areas of life. Whether you are called to lead God’s people into worship, serve on the mission field or preach to the masses, CFNI provides practical training that will remain with you for the duration of your life and ministry.


Charis Bible College
In a world full of lies and distractions, many Christians struggle to find, follow, and fulfill their God-given purpose. Confusion from false religion and past hardships prevents us from knowing God and who He created us to be. Are you ready for a change in your life?

At Charis Bible College, we guide you into discovering your purpose by immersing you in the Word of God. Receive transformational knowledge as you cultivate a vibrant, personal relationship with Jesus. It is the knowledge and experience of His love that will change you and the world around you.

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