We are constantly updating our resources page. If you know if a resource you feel should be here, please email the website or information to the Family Center.

Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. As of May 12, 2021, eligible households will be able to enroll in the program to receive a monthly discount off the cost of broadband service from an approved provider.


RentHelpMN is available to Minnesotans who have experienced a financial hardship due to the pandemic. This program was created to help those who have fallen behind on their rent. Eligible MN renters can receive help with rent and utility bills dated on or after March 13, 2020. If you qualify, you could receive up to 15 months total assistance.

Legal Aid Program Kiosks

We are proud to announce that the Pine River-Backus Family Center is now home to two Legal Aid Kiosks! Get information from Legal Aid Services with Kiosk A or have a confidential visit with your existing Legal Aid Counsellor with Kiosk B. Visit the webpage to reserve a time (scroll down to Pine River-Backus Family Center and click "Reserve") or call the Family Center directly to reserve your time slot today!

Mental Health Awareness

Are you struggling right now like so many Americans and aren't sure where to turn for help? We have compiled a list of Mental Health Service Providers in our area who may be able to help. If you need to talk to someone immediately, call 1‑800‑273‑TALK (8255) or visit this website now.