Contact Us

(218)-335-8370 Phone
(218) 335-8272 Fax

Mailing Address
190 Sailstar Drive NW
Cass Lake, MN 56633

Physical Address
16126 John Moose Dr.
Cass Lake, MN 56633

Hours of Operation

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

Service Area

Leech Lake Reservation



Youth Living Skills Program

Child Welfare Logo


This program is based out of the Family Preservation Program and is available to Foster Care Children that have aged out or will be aging out of our Foster Care Program. We assist young adults to make the transition to self-sufficiency by providing assistance to:

Child Welfare Mission:
To protect a child's sense of belonging to family and tribe by promoting family preservation through use of seven traditional Anishinaabe values and by providing servcies that ensure the health, safety and welfare of Leech Lake Children.

If you have a foster child or know a foster child that is aging out of the foster care system, please do not hesitate to contact our program for more information.
  • Gain employmnet;
  • Enter post secondary training and educational enstitutions;p
  • Provide personal and emotional support through Family Preservation Program Counseling; and
  • Provide financial and other appropriate supportive services

Supportive Services Include, but not limited to:

  • Driver's training
  • Driver's License or State ID
  • Vehicle repairs
  • Car insurance
  • Job interview/work clothing
  • Gas vouchers for transportation to SELF related activities

Activities include

  • One on one meetings
  • Traditional teachings
  • Educational field trips
  • Conferences
  • Retreats


  • Native American youth age 14-17 who:
    • Are in a tribal approved out-of-home placement and likely to remain in placement until age 18 or older
    • Are developmentally disabled youth capable of living independently in the community after aging out of tribal approved out-of-home placement
    • Leave an out-of-home placement after age 16 for adoption, kinshhip care, or legal guardianship
  • Young adults age 18-21 who have aged out of a tribal approved out-of-home placement.