Division of Indian Work

DIW Programs

Healing Spirit provides education and assistance to youth in the long-term foster care system and those transitioning to independent living. The program also serves American Indians who need support in maintaining sobriety.

Health Services operates a food shelf, teaches traditional Native uses of tobacco and smoking prevention, culturally-specific sex education and counsels pregnant women about infant mortality.

Strengthening Family Circles provides counseling, community outreach, classes and additional support in parenting, affordable housing, sexual exploitation, domestic violence and spiritual practice.

Youth Leadership Development Program encourages well-rounded success by providing youth with a wide variety of learning opportunities, including Dakota language, cultural enrichment, after-school tutoring and recreational, environmental and artistic activities.

Archery Class

A program of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches