Leslie Bouchonville, Executive Director

218-566-3636

director@northlandfamilycenter.org


Linda Leverty, Business Manager & Family Support

218-566-3636

linda@northlandfamilycenter.org


Deb Dillard, Preschool Teacher

218-566-3636

dillard@northlandfamilycenter.org


Faye Zorman, Preschool Assistant

218-566-3636


Randi Robison, Preschool Assistant

218-566-3636


Lee Anne Bettenberg, Family Home Visitor

320-241-0722

homevisitor@northlandfamilycenter.org


Connie Iverson, PCHP Home Visitor

218-536-0075

connie@northlandfamilycenter.org


Christine Desmond, PCHP Home Visitor
218-838-9521
christine@northlandfamilycenter.org

Beverly Gaines

Saundra Happe

Our Board Members

Phone 218-566-3636    Fax 218-566-1303   

PO Box 304, 320 Eagle Ave NE, Remer, MN 56672

Hours: Mon.-Thur. 8-5; closed on Friday




  1. Education is an important key to building self-sufficient individuals and strong families.
  2. Every person has value. We operate out of consideration for each individual's dignity.
  3. Strong families build strong communities.
  4. Healthy families and community systems are essential to supporting sustainable change in individuals.
  5. We strive for communities in which people are interdependent.
  6. We collaborate with other organizations that support our mission.

Our Core Values:

The Northland Area Family Services Center was created as a unique way to give rural access to county and educational services, and to meet community needs through innovative programming. Incorporated in 1996 as a 501C3, we serve the Northland Community School District and parts of Leech Lake Reservation. This is a population of 4,474 people (5.26 persons per square mile). In our service area 20% of households make less than $20,000 and 11.9% or 536 people in our community live below the poverty line.

We are a 501(c) non-profit organization.

All donations are tax deductible. Mail donations

to PO Box 304, Remer, MN 56672 or donate by credit card at GiveMN.org.


At AmazonSmile.com you'll find the exact same prices and products as Amazon.com with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase price to us. Just list Northland Area Family Center as your charitable organization the first time you log on.


If you are interested in volunteer opportunities

call us at 218-566-3636 or send us an email.

We are so fortunate to have the support of our wonderful community! Whether making a donation, shopping Amazon Smiles, or volunteering, your support is greatly appreciated!

Our Vision:

Our Mission: Providing education, mentoring and support services that build strong individuals and families in the Northland Community School District.

Our Staff

As a result of our work, we are breaking the cycle of generational poverty one family at a time.

Barbara Anderson

Kit Arnquist

Cheryl DeSoto