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Beltrami County Social Services

First Steps to Healthy Families

Help for this generation, hope for the next

The First Steps to Healthy Families is a voluntary program provides support, education and health services to pregnant women and families with children under the age of 5 who want to lead a healthy, sober lifestyle.

For more information or to make a referral:

Beltrami County, Children's Services Intake: 218-333-8245 
Sanford Bemidji OB/GYN 218-333-5289  

Frequently Asked Questions

The First Steps to Healthy Families is a voluntary individual strengths based program that connects families with community resources to help reach their goals.  Our team is here to help mothers and fathers overcome drug or alcohol addiction – without judgment, criticism or shame.  Our overall goal is to help keep families together and encourage healthy pregnancies.  

Some of the following services may be offered with this program: 

  • One on one support planning  
  • Home visits  
  • Advocacy and collaboration with services and resources to help meet your daily needs  
  • Help starting prenatal care  
  • Help with connecting with sober supports and alcohol and drug services  

This program is offered to anyone who meets the following requirements: 

  • Anyone who is a resident of Beltrami County 
  • You are currently pregnant or have a child under the age of 5 
  • You have a current or previous history of alcohol or substance use 

  • Weekly meetings with case manager to set individual goals  
  • Non judgmental approach to working together  
  • Working together to help solve your concerns  
  • Help families navigate sobriety  
  • Education about substance use and community resources  

For more information or to make a referral: 

Beltrami County, Children's Services Intake: 218-333-8245 or

Beltrami County Case Manager: 218-333-8313 email

Sanford Bemidji OB/GYN 218-333-5289  

Contact Us

Children's Intake
616 America Ave NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

Phone: 218-333-8245

Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Mon - Fri

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