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Tri-Valley Opportunity Council Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development

Mission: The mission of tri-valley opportunity council, inc. Is to provide opportunities to improve the quality of life for people and communities. The organization believes in the value of all human beings. It is that belief that drives the organization's efforts to identify needs, seek resources and provide opportunities for people to thrive. The organization's work is also committed to strengthening our communities so that its citizens have better places to live, work, worship and enjoy.

Programs: Child education: head start is a program that helps young children between the ages of three and five grow up ready to succeed in school and in life. Programs work to meet high standards for delivering quality services to children and their families. Children who attend head start programs participate in fun activities while developing social skills. Head start children also receive nutritious meals and the necessary health care in a safe environment. Early head start is a program for families with infants and toddlers ages birth to three. Families who are expecting a new baby may enroll in early head start. Families do not pay a fee for head start or early head start. Parents with children in head start participate in all aspects of the program. They help to govern, plan what children learn, and provide advice about needed services. Parents and other community members also volunteer in classrooms and other parts of the programs. Head start and early head start welcome children with disabilities. Parents of children with disabilities are strongly encouraged to participate in their children's daily routines and activities. Migrant & seasonal head start program provides comprehensive head start services, including child development, and social and health services, to low-income families working in agriculture, or families who migrate for the purpose of working in agriculture. Migrant farm worker families are those who have changed residence from one geographic location to another in search of agricultural work that involves the production and harvesting of tree and field crops within the last 24-month period. Seasonal farm worker families are engaged primarily in seasonal agriculture labor and have not changed their residence from another geographic location in the proceeding two-year period.

transportation:tri-valley transportation also known as t. H. E. Bus (tri-valley heartland express) is a division of tri-valley opportunity council, inc. (tvoc). T. H. E. Bus is a curb to curb service and provides public transportation services to the general public in seven minnesota counties, polk, red lake, norman, marshall, kittson, pennington and clearwater. Buses run through these counties on various days with various destinations. The organization's public transit buses are available with no age limits or income guidelines. Buses have seating available for up to 45 passengers. Each bus is handicap accessible with two accessible entrances. If passengers are unable to use the door they may request the use of the lift. Each driver has been trained to properly use the lift and secure mobility devices within the buses. Transportation services are used for a variety of reasons, which include; medical, nutritional, social, recreational, shopping, work, school, and other personal activities. Destinations include but not limited to; grand forks, bemidji, thief river falls, fargo/moorhead, and crookston. Tri-valley transportation provides safe, friendly, and dependable transportation at a reasonable price. In the cities of crookston, thief river falls, and bagley tri-valley transportation offers subscription service and general dial-a-ride service. People that need transportation on a regular basis at the same time would be considered a subscription service customer. T. H. E. Bus is funded depending on the service it is provided.

family and community services:family and community services programs include liheap, emergency services, child care aware, snap outreach, foreclosure prevention, and the family voice and choice network.

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