• Miskwaagamiiwi-zaaga'igan

Chemical Health


The mission of the Red Lake Chemical Health Programs is to enhance the well being of all Red Lake Tribal Band Members through alcohol and drug abuse prevention, education, intervention, and treatment.

All programs are based in Anishinaabe culture and philosophy to strengthen the minds, bodies, and spirits of Red Lake Reservation members, families and communities.


Contact Information:
Red Lake Chemical Health Programs
PO Box 114
Red Lake, MN 56671

(218) 679-3995
(218) 679-3976 (Fax)

Karen Norris-Barrett, Supervisor
(218) 679-1546

chemicalhealth@redlakenation.org

Tom Barrett, Executive Director
(218) 679-1545

Salena Beasley, Project Director
(218) 679-1543


Chemical Dependency Outpatient Program

Services Include:

  • Individualized Treatment Plan
  • Individualized Counseling
  • Outpatient Group Counseling - Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday @ 1:00pm
  • Peer support meetings - Monday-Wednesday-Friday @ 9:00am
  • Alcohol/Chemical Dependency Education
  • Aftercare Planning and Referrals
  • Rule 25 Assessments
  • Case Management
  • Mental Health Referrals
  • Spirituality and Guidance Upon Request
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Physical Abuse Referral
  • Sexual Abuse Referral
  • Transportation available to attend counseling sessions
  • Sobriety potluck feast last Thursday each month 5:00 @ Little Rock round house
  • Ponemah Outpatient offers a Monday night AA at 7:00pm
  • On call 24 hours a day 7 days a week

Outpatient Eligibility Requirements

  • 16 and older
  • Court or Self Referral

Contact Information:
Red Lake Outpatient Program
PO Box 114
Red Lake, MN 56671

Phone: 218-679-3995
Fax: 218-679-3976

Larry VanWert Sr.
Supervisor
218-679-1542


Alcohol Rehabilitation Program

Services Include:

  • Alcohol, Drug and Tobacco cirriculum in the Schools
  • Individualized Counseling
  • Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Education
  • Rule 25 Assessments
  • Cultural Camps: Berry Camp, Hunting Camp, Sugar Bush Camp, Wild Rice Camp
  • Back to School Fest
  • Fishing Derby
  • New Years Eve Gathering
  • On Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Contact Information:
PO Box 114
Red Lake, MN 56671

(218) 679-3392 (P)
(218) 679-2450 (F)

Karen Norris-Barrett, Supervisor
(218) 679-1546

chemicalhealth@redlakenation.org


Indian & Free Drug Prevention/Treatment Program

The Indian & Free Drug Prevention/Treatment Program strengthens all efforts to provide alternatives for the youth and adults on the Red Lake Reservation to promote social and behavioral skills needed to lie a chemical free lifestyle.

Most importantly, to promote a healthy lifestyle to all four communities:

  • Ponemah
  • Little Rock
  • Redby
  • Red Lake

Our unique aspect with the Indian & Free Drug Prevention/Treatment Program is that it is the only Federal Block Grant Awarded to and Indian Reservation.

Services We Provide:

  • Individualized Counseling
  • Group Counseling: Tuesday and Thursday @ 3:30pm
  • Family Counseling
  • Individualized Treatment Planning
  • Educational Seminars
  • Coping/Survival Skills
  • Aftercare Planning
  • Rule 25 Assessments
  • Peer Mediation/Counseling
  • Adolescent Prevention Support Meetings
  • Seasonal Recreation Activities
  • Red Lake Nation Youth Co-Ed Softball League
  • Youth Conference
  • Drug & Gang Summit
  • New Year's Eve Gathering
  • Traditional Gathering
  • Educational Seminars
  • Traditional Singing and Drumming
  • Summer Youth Employement
  • Community Health Day
  • On Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Indian and Free Treatment/Prevention Program

Contact Information:
Red Lake Indian & Free Prevention/Treatment Program
PO Box 100
Red Lake, MN 56671

(218) 679-3321 (P)
(218) 679-2727 (F)

Marilyn Mountain
Supervisor

chemicalhealth@redlakenation.org


Pregnant Women and Families Program

Services Include:

  • Individualized Treatment Plan
  • Individualized Counseling
  • Outpatient Group Counseling: Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday @ 1:00pm
  • Alcohol/Chemical Dependency Education
  • Aftercare Planning and Referrals
  • Rule 25 Assessments
  • Case Management
  • Mental Health Referrals
  • Spirituality and Guidance Upon Request
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Physical Abuse Referral
  • Sexual Abuse Referral
  • Creative Art Therapy/Native Crafts
  • Prevention Education on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum
  • Transportation provided to group counseling
  • On Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Indian and Free Treatment/Prevention Program

Contact Information:
Red Lake Pregnant Women & Families Program
PO Box 114
Red Lake, MN 56671

(218) 679-3331 (P)
(218) 679-3302 (F)

Shelley English
Supervisor

chemicalhealth@redlakenation.org


Red Lake Group Home

Referrals to the Red Lake Group Home are most often initiated by the Court System and/or Social Services in an effort to provide troubled youth and opportunity for change.

Most referrals are youth who are having a difficulty at home, school or within the community.

The Group Home gives these young people an opportunity to explore their current behavior/attitudes and a chance to discover a healthier and more positive lifestyle. It is our goal to provide quality care to each resident during their program at the Group home and to promote a positive transition back into their homes and community.

Our target population is American Indian Youth, however, we will accept non-Indian adolescents, who need placement in a structured program.

If you would like to consider us as a placement resource, the following is needed prior to admission:

  • Funding Source
  • Placement Order
  • Copy of Physical Exam within the last 6 months
  • Copy of Immunization Record
  • Academic Record

Services Include:

  • Individualized Treatment Plan
  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Alcohol/Chemical Dependency Education & Services
  • Coping and Survival Skills
  • In-House School Program
  • Recreational Activities
  • Aftercare Planning & Referrals
  • Independent Living Skills
Indian and Free Treatment/Prevention Program

Contact Information:
Red Lake Outpatient Program
PO Box 114
Red Lake, MN 56671

(218) 679-3868 (P)
(218) 679-3398 (F)

Elwyn Jourdain Jr.
Supervisor

chemicalhealth@redlakenation.org



  • Resources
  • Red Lake Tribal Council
  • Red Lake Alcohol Rehab
  • Red Lake Outpatient Program
  • Red Lake Indian & Free Drug Abuse Program
  • Red Lake Halfway House
  • Indian Health Services
  • Red Lake & Bemidji Mental Health
  • Medical Services
  • Psychological Services
  • Red Lake School District
  • Red Lake Tribal Social Services
  • Red, Lake Tribal Courts
  • Tribal Police Department

Gii-Waa-Din (Northern Winds) Treatment Center Oosh-kii-mii-kah-nah (New Roads) Halfway House

The Mission of the Red Lake Nation Oosh-Kii-Mii-Kah-Nah Halfway House is to provide the best quality Chemical Dependency Primary Treatment services to all Red Lake Nation Tribal enrolled members and all Federally Recognized Tribal Members, residin on/off the Red Lake Nation Reservation. This is achieved by treating every client individually and blending our Native American Traditions and Beleifs with the 12-Step Alcoholics Anonymous program, in accordance with Minnesota State Statue.

Oosh-Kii-Mii-Kah-Nah does not discrimiate against people regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age or disabilities.

Oosh-Kii-Mii-Kah-Nah is under the direction of the Red Lake Chemical Health Programs and is governed by the Red Lake Band of Tribal Council.

Oosh-Kii-Mii-Kah-Nah is a 15-bed co-ed facility: 10 male, 5 female.

Medical Services

We have a written agreement with IHS to provide the following services to clients:

  • Medical Examinations
  • Eye Exams
  • Emergency Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Pharmacy Services

Services Include:

  • Individualized Treatment Plan
  • Individualized Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Alcohol/Chemical Dependency Education
  • Aftercare Planning and Referrals
  • Rule 25 Assessments
  • Case Management
  • Mental Health Referrals
  • Spirituality and Guidance
  • Cultural Events
  • Redcreational Therapy
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Nursing on duty 40 hours a week
  • Medication Management
  • Transportation
  • AA Tuesday at 6:00pm
  • Anger Management
  • Physical Abuse Referral
  • Sexual Abuse Referral

Contact Information:
Red Lake Northern Winds / Red Lake Halfway House
PO Box 114
Red Lake, MN 56671

(218) 679-3387 (P)
(218) 679-2888 (F)

Douglas Jourdain
Supervisor

chemicalhealth@redlakenation.org



  • Funding Sources:
  • Self Pay
  • Minnesota Consolidated Treatment Funds
  • Tribal Funds
  • County Funds
  • Department of Corrections
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Admissions Criteria:
  • 16 years of age
  • Be assessed as chemically dependent person
  • Chemically free of alcohol and drugs, unless prescribed
  • Medically Stable
  • Persons Not Eligible:
  • Convicted Sex Offenders
  • Persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs, unless prescribed
  • Those who may pose substantial threat of physical harm to themselves or others.

15-Nov-2016 11:24 AM