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Lake and St. Louis County, excluding the city of Duluth and surrounding area.

Program Description
The Northeastern Minnesota Community Implementation Hub Collaborative is a pilot involving six locally based organizations implementing the collaborative in six counties and four Tribal Nations in Northeastern Minnesota.

AEOA is one of these community resource hubs working to help young families navigate services with outreach, online tools, and one-on-one assistance. Our Navigators bring awareness of and access to local, county, and regional resources and assist families in learning how to use the Help Me Connect and Bridge to Benefits websites.

In order to thrive, all young families need support. Families who do not have abundant social and economic opportunities face bigger challenges in providing a strong start in life for their little ones. A helping hand to get connected with services that boost well-being for their children and parents can make all the difference.

Who is eligible?
Pregnant individuals and families with young children (birth-8 years old)

Help Me Connect is an online service navigator that helps us connect pregnant individuals and families with young children (birth-8 years old) with services in our communities.

Bridge to Benefits is an online screening tool that helps determine potential eligibility for an array of programs including Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, the Advanced Premium Tax Credits, Child Care Assistance, Early Learning Scholarships, Energy Assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), School Meal Program, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program, Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Working Family Credit (WFC). We work with families to complete the application process on the website for the programs for which they appear eligible.

What is the cost?

How do I apply?
Complete the intake form below and one of our Navigators will contact you.

This project is made possible using federal funding, 93.434 – ESSA Preschool Development Grants Birth through Five. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Office of Child Care, the Administration for Children and Families, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Kayla Everson
Planner/Hub Navigator
Call or text: 218-780-3903
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Emily Bombich
Planner/Hub Navigator
Call or text: 218-735-6834
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