​​Northland Area​ Family Services Center

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

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

Hours: Monday - Thursday 8-5; Closed Friday

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

Our Staff

contact us at: 218-566-3636

Leslie Bouchonville, Executive Director


Linda Leverty, Administrative Manager &

Family Support


Deb Dillard, Preschool Teacher


Faye Zorman, Preschool Assistant

Randi Robison, Preschool Assistant

Lee Anne Bettenberg, Family Support Specialist Home Visitor


Connie Iverson, Early Learning Specialist

Parent Child Home Visitor


Angie Zwart, Early Learning Specialist
Parent Child Home Visitor


  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.

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

Our Core Values:

Our Vision:

Beverly Gaines

Marlyn Holman

Stacey McKinney

Barbara Anderson

Kit Arnquist

Cheryl DeSoto

Our Board Members

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 501(c)3, 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.

Providing education, mentoring and supportive services that build strong individuals and families.