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Welcome to the Pine River-Backus Family Center!

Mission-Values: "Strengthening Families and Building a Strong Community” 
Vision:  “All families have what they need to reach their full potential and contribute to their community” Our work at the Family Center is guided by the following values; respect, integrity, compassion and honesty.

It's our goal to provide local children and their families the support they need to function as strong, healthy family units. We offer a variety of services, programs and opportunities for families...please browse our site to see how we may be of service to you. We'd love to meet you! Feel free to stop by or contact us at 218-587-4292!

Regional Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Coordinator

The Pine River-Backus Family Center has an opening for the Regional Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Coordinator.  This position covers 12 counties in West Central, Minnesota.  The successful candidate will collaborate with communities in assessing and identifying community needs, developing a plan for prevention and establishing and maintaining prevention programs in their communities.  Candidate should demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, be a self-starter, have excellent facilitation and organizational skills, be able to do public speaking, and be an advocate and role model for prevention.  Extensive travel is required.  A Bachelor’s degree in a health related field and at least two years’ experience delivering prevention programs/strategies is required. Applicant must pass a DHS criminal background check.  To apply:  send a resume/cover letter and writing sample (one page) to: prbfcles@uslink.net or Attn:  Leslie Bouchonville, P. O. Box 1, Pine River, MN 56474.  Call 218-587-4292 for more information or click here to view a detailed job description.


Accept the 2015 Food Shelf Challenge from Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless and Pine River Area Food Shelf this July. You can make a difference for hungry families in our community. Click here for more information.

Fresh Tamales now available!

Fresh Tamales now available each
Wednesday 11:00am to 2:00pm at the Family Center. 
Frozen tamales available during office hours. 
Volunteers needed in the production of tamales ~
call Karen at the Family Center for more information. 

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