What is the Northwest Minnesota Council of Collaboratives?
(General information about the Council of Collaboratives)
The Northwest Minnesota Council of Collaboratives is comprised of a variety of organizations from individual county collaboratives in northwest Minnesota representing Kittson, Marshall, Mahnomen, Norman, Polk and Red Lake counties. Its 54 members include school districts and special education districts, and agencies in the areas of social services, public health, mental health and corrections.
The primary goal of the Council is to promote the welfare of youth and families in the six-county area by coordinating human and financial resources to maximize the efficiency of services offered by its members. The Council also works to expand the resource base available to meet the growing needs of its population of almost 60,000.
This website has been developed to assist the Council promote its goals by providing families, service-providers and the general community a medium through which information related to improving the condition of youth and families can be shared. The website includes:
- Directory of collaborative members with contact information and a brief description of the agency/school.
- Calendar of collaborative activities with date, meeting time and location.
- News updates on collaborative activities and related stories from around the region.
- Resource links for families and professionals, including state and federal agencies, funding/grant opportunities and topical issues.