Contact Us

(218) 665-2250 Phone
(218) 665-2253 Fax

Mailing Address
190 Sailstar Drive NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633

Physical Address
15038 Old Housing
Drive NE
Bena, MN 56626

Hours of Operation

We are open for business 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Service Area

Beltrami, Cass, Hubbard and Itasca counties. The Leech Lake Reservation area.


Lyman "DeDe" Losh Transitional Home

The shelter is a facility that provides temporary emergency shelter. The main goal of the shelter is to reduce homelessness by providing services and case management with the goal of the resident exiting the shelter into permanent housing. Transportation supports will be available to residents while they are staying in the shelter.

Each resident will be required to have a savings account and 40% of their income must be saved while at the shelter. Case management will be offered to all. Referrals to services will be made. Shelter Advocates will help residents link into services that promote permanent housing.

Life skills training and cultural programming will be available to all residents of the shelter, the shelter is a drug and alcohol free environment, the user of alcohol or other illegal substances will not be permitted within the shelter or at any event shelter residents participate in. Shelter residents who are found to be under the influence of these substances will be exited from the shelter. Sex Offenders and those with violent criminal histories will not be admitted or permitted to be in the shelter.


Chronic or long term homeless Leech Lake Band members, their spouses and caregiver of enrolled LLBO children. Lyman"Dede" Losh Transitional Home application and background check required prior to admission

Documents Required

  • Background check
  • Release of information signed
  • Homeless documentation
  • ID
  • Proof of enrollemnt or spousal documtation, if a band members spouse.
  • Individual income resources doumentation
  • Must save 40% of earnings while a resident

Intake Procedure

  • Walk-in
  • Call for more information
  • Applicant may call for an intake with shelter staff