About Us

Pine River-Backus Family Center

Your number 1 family friendly center providing you with the resources you need to reach your full potential.


Our Mission: "Strengthening Families and Building a Strong Community” 


Our 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!

Meet Our Staff

Leslie Bouchonville

Pine River-Backus Family Center Director and Home Visiting Supervisor


Our fearless leader!

Family Support, MNsure Navigator, Pine River Backus Family Center
Karen Bresnahan

MNsure Navigator,

C&TC Coordinator,

Tamale Team,

Family Support


Our resident miracle worker!

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Amy Gordon

Family Support Specialist

Pregnant? Call Amy! She's got a free gift bag for you!

Jodi Perry, Pine River Area Food Shelf, Backus Family Center, Nutrition, Garden, Community
Jodi Perry

Pine River Area Food Shelf Coordinator


Whether you need assistance with food support, or you'd like to make a donation, Jodi's your gal!

Kelly Felton, WTC, Regional Prevention Coordinator, Region 3, Family Center
Kelly Felton

Regional Prevention Coordinater, Region 3


Kelly is great!

John Grimley, WTC, Working Together Coalitin, Coordinator, Minnesota, Family Center
Heather Rogosheske

Coordinator of the Working Together Coalition


Heather professionally prevents things....ask her!

Healthy Passage Birth Services, Doula, Labor, Postpartum, Home Visitor, Home Visiting Program, Pine River Backus Family Center
Alex Raiden Ritter

Web Designer, Editor, & Social Media Manager

Our e-guru!

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Pine River-Backus Family Center

Call us at: 1 (218) 587-4292

Fax us at: 1 (218) 587-4193

Mail to: P.O. Box 1, Pine River, MN 56474