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Hearth Connection Homeless Program

Bois Forte Homeless Program is looking for people who have long histories of homelessness who are interested in receiving and engaging in supportive services to help end their homeless situation.

Participants who qualify will work with the Bois Forte Homeless Program Case Manager to find and keep affordable housing and meet other personal goals addressing areas that have contributed to homelessness.

The caseworker will act as a referral source, advocate, and support person for the participant, helping connect the individual with area resources and programs that they are qualified to receive.

This program is primarily centered on providing Supportive Services to those individuals with long histories of homelessness utilizing a Harm Reduction, Housing First Services Model.

Housing subsidy vouchers are not guaranteed with program enrollment. Award is based on regional availability.

*Folks are encouraged to apply for all housing options available

Emergency Housing or Emergency Financial Assistance is not available to those not enrolled in the program.

Who qualifies for the program?

  • Head of household must meet the State’s long term homeless definition:
  • Homeless continuously for a year or more -OR- experienced 4 episodes of homelessness in the past 3 years
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Has completed a VI-SPADT assessment through the coordinated entry process.

*All program intake is taken off the coordinated entry waitlist.

Homeless means:

  • Living on the streets, in a shelter or other places not meant for human habitation
  • Living in an institution or transitional housing, but homeless before you entered, OR
  • “Couch hopping” or “doubling-up” with friends or family for limited periods of time, moving from one place to another.

If you are not enrolled in the program, not eligible, or program does not have any openings:

The Homeless Program Case Manager can help assist in connecting you to other resources available, assist with filling out applications and answer any questions you may have.



Bois Forte Homeless Program Case Manager

Melissa Wright LSW
Behavioral Health Supervisor/Practitioner
13071 Nett Lake Road, Suite B
Nett Lake, MN 55771
Office: 218-757-3295 Extension 297
Cell: 218-410-9641
Fax: 218-757-0109
Email: mwright@boisforte-nsn.gov

Bois Forte
Bois Forte Tribal Government - Nett Lake


5344 Lakeshore Drive
Nett Lake, MN 55772

Office: 218-757-3261
Toll Free: 1-800-221-8129
Fax: 218-757-3312
Email: Receptionist

Bois Forte Tribal Government - Vermilion


1610 Farm Road South
Tower, MN 55790

Office: 218-753-4542
Fax: 218-753-4055
Email: Receptionist

Urban Office - Minneapolis


1308 E. Franklin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Office: 612-871-6618

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Urban Office - Duluth


206 West 4th Street #204
Duluth, MN 55806

Office: 218-336-1048

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