Community Resources Regarding the American Indian Community

Community Resources Regarding the American Indian Community Community Resources Regarding the American Indian Community Community Resources Regarding the American Indian Community

American Indian Family Center – an organization that aims to strengthen and value the capacity of the American Indian community, its culture and families to raise healthy, nurtured children who achieve their full potential and become active, contributing members in their communities.

Amigos De Las Américas of the Twin Cities – program that sends teens and young adults on service projects to Latin America. Annex Teen Clinic (North Suburban Youth Health Clinic) – Clinic that aims to support young people ages 12 through 25 in Northwest Hennepin County during the challenging transition from adolescence to adulthood through advocacy, health care, counseling and education.

Comadres y Compadres – education program that teaches participants how to protect themselves from HIV/AIDS and other STIs in a non-threatening, culturally sensitive way. Offered in Spanish and English. Division of Indian Work – organization that works to link American Indian families with their sacred cultural past and provides education, mentoring, and family counseling in order to empower families to rise above poverty.

Health Access – program that aims to decrease risk factors for HIV/AIDS/STIs and teen pregnancy among high risk populations, primarily low-income communities of color including immigrants and refugees. Health Guide for Refugees in Minnesota (PDF) – aims to help refugees understand Minnesota’s health care system. Indian Health Board of Minneapolis – located in the Phillips neighborhood, this organization provides medical and dental care and counseling services to the American Indian community living in Minneapolis

Indigenous People’s Task Force – a Native American provider of HIV education and direct services to the Native community in Minnesota. Minneapolis’ Youth Violence Prevention Blueprint for Action – plan developed by the city of Minneapolis, in partnership with a host of community stakeholders, that focuses on preventing youth violence

Minnesota Adolescent Health Gateway – Minnesota Department of Health website that provides information for providers, parents, and others to promote healthy adolescence. Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center – an nonprofit social and educational services organization committed to the holistic growth and development of American Indian women and their families.

Migizi Communications – an organization that affects and contributes to social justice and positive change by committing resources to telecommunications, education, health/wellness, and other areas that contribute to capacity-building within the American Indian Community.

Native Teen Voices: Feelings about Sex, Pregnancy, and Parenting – webpage describing a 2004 survey conducted by the University of Minnesota that asked urban Native American teens about their feelings about sex, teen pregnancy, school, family relationships and their behaviors. Neighborhood House – multi-cultural, multi-lingual center with programs in basic needs, education and youth leadership.

Northwest Hennepin Human Services Council – organization that does regional research, planning and coordination of human services that make a difference in the lives of area residents.  Office of Minority and Multicultural Health – division of the Minnesota Department of Health that focuses on minority and multicultural health.

PHYTT for Life Youth Center – aims to prepare youth and young adults for college by providing a safe and healthy learning environment through the support of tutors, volunteers, mentors, and various programming and strategic partnerships. Q Health Services – community health program that provides access to affordable, quality care for all people. Saint Paul’s Second Shift/Out-of-School Time – provides quality programs at safe neighborhood places for youth to go to when they are not in school.

Teen Age Medical Services – adolescent outpatient program of Children’s Hospitals and Clinics that provides direct patient care, health education and promotion services to youth and families, peer education, and specialized training in adolescent health for residents and students. West Suburban Teen Clinic – offers comprehensive, professional, and low-cost medical, mental health, and health education services to youth ages 12 to 23 in a nonjudgmental, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.