Behavioral Health Services
The Mille Lacs Band's Behavioral Health Department, a division of Health and Human Services, assists Band members suffering from addiction and mental illness. We provide a full range of services, including Rule 25 assessments, Alcoholics Anonymous and Wellbriety groups, relapse prevention and aftercare, a halfway house, outpatient treatment, and an adolescent chemical health group.
The Behavioral Health Department also operates Four Winds Lodge inpatient treatment center in Brainerd.
If you or someone you know needs help, please call, email or stop by one of the clinics in District I, II or III.
Assessments and Counseling
Rule 25 Chemical Dependency Assessments — Assessors determine the length and type of treatment needed by individuals with chemical dependency problems. To schedule chemical dependency and mental health appointments, please call 320-532-7776.
Alcoholics Anonymous and Wellbriety groups intervene and support individuals battling chemical dependency.
Our Relapse Prevention and Aftercare program works toward preventing relapses in individuals recovering from chemical dependency.
District I Mille Lacs
Wellbriety Mothers of Tradition: Mondays, 5:30 – 7 p.m., 17222 Ataage Drive, Onamia (Next to the Halfway House – Brown Building) Contact Kim Sam at 320-532-7773, ext. 2419
Wellbriety Migizi Meeting: Mondays, 7 p.m., Grand Casino Mille Lacs Hotel 700 Grand Avenue, Onamia, Minnesota
Wellbriety Celebrating Families: Tuesdays, 6 – 8 p.m., Mille Lacs Band Halfway House Group 17222 Ataage Drive, Onamia, Minnesota. Contact Halfway House at 320-532-4768
N.A./A.A. Welcome: Hosted by Mille Lacs Band Halfway House Wednesdays, 7 p.m., 42293 Twilight Road, Onamia (Red Brick Building). Contact Halfway House at 320-532-4768
Wellbriety Red Road Meeting: Saturdays, 6 – 7 p.m., MinoBimaadiziwin (Budget Host Hotel) 40847 US-169, Onamia. Contact MinoBimaadiziwin at 320-532-3911
Wellbriety Sons of Tradition: Sundays, 1 – 3 p.m., 42293 Twilight Road, Onamia Contact Kim Sam at 320-532-7773, ext. 2419
District II East Lake
AA Group: Mondays, 5 – 6 p.m., East Lake Community Center Contact Rob Nelson at 218-768-2431
District III Hinckley & Aazhoomog
NA Meeting: Mondays, 7 p.m., Aazhoomog Community Center
Wellbriety 12 Step Group: Tuesdays, 12 p.m., Aazhoomog Clinic Conference Room. Contact Monica Haglund at 320-384-0149
Wellbriety Meeting: Thursdays, 6 p.m., Hinckley Corporate Bldg. Contact Mike Kettner at 320-385-7052
Mental Health Services
Mental health evaluations and counseling are provided to individuals and families. Some of the programing and counseling services include: Batterers’ Intervention, Anger Management, Children’s Play Therapy, and Mental Health Case Management. To make an appointment, please contact 320-532-7776.
Adolescent Chemical Health Group
Our Adolescent Chemical Health Group helps youth who are trying to stay chemical free or who need support because a family member is abusing drugs or alcohol. Please contact Shaylor Alley for information.
Chemical Dependency Outpatient Treatment Program
Our Chemical Dependency Outpatient Treatment Program allows individuals to reside at home and be employed while participating in outpatient chemical dependency treatment. Referrals are accepted from either County or Tribal Rule 25 Chemical Dependency Assessors/Counselors.
Sobriety Feasts are held at the District I Community Center the last Tuesday of each month, at the District IIA (Isle) Community Center the last Thursday of each month. Please contact Behavioral Health Services for the speaker/presenter of the month, as well as times and locations for District II and III.
Our Halfway House program provides a clean and sober living environment for adult Native American men suffering from the effects of alcohol and/or drug addiction.
Batterers' Intervention Program
Desiree Montonye: 320-532-8909
Halfway House Manager