About Tailwinds Bemidji
Finding Inspiration at every turn
Here at Tailwinds Bemidji, we offer a range of services to support our clients in their journey towards success. Our team is made up of experienced professionals and volunteers who are passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of those who have experienced incarceration and substance use. We offer peer support services to those currently incarcerated as well as individuals returning back into the community. We provide educational programming for families and within the community to bring awareness, education and support regarding gaps in services, barriers to re-entry and to advocate towards reducing the shame and stigma associated with substance use and incarceration. We provide opportunities within our community for sober events and activities, and also serve as a resource hub, connecting individuals to resources and services in the area to help our clients build the skills they need for a successful re-entry.
Tailwinds Bemidji is a 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization created in March of 2023 after recognizing the lack of services available to re-entry clients when returning home to the community. This nonprofit aims to fill service gaps and reduce identified barriers for individuals returning to the Beltrami County area from incarceration or residential substance use treatment programs. This agency will serve as a point of contact for re-entry clients while collaborating with other agencies for the best possible outcome for the clients. Tailwinds Bemidji will connect with incarcerated individuals to provide support and build rapport before release to ensure that these individuals have a support person within the community upon release.