In 2004, a few visionaries who were interested in bringing life and health back to the vacated Clearbrook-Gonvick High School gathered. The group represented four churches and diverse professions; they defined the mission, gave the building a name, and applied to become a 501(c) 3 non-profit. Clear Waters Life Center (CWLC) was born and the work began: tearing out, cleaning up, and painting. Teams were gathered and programs started: A Youth Center, A one-year transitional residential program for men, an adult day services center, classes, support groups, and counseling services. Moms began bringing in their penny jars; individuals, businesses, and churches made monthly financial commitments, and we began writing and receiving grants. CWLC began to impact hundreds, reaching out to individuals, families, and communities. Our goal is to restore spiritual, physical, and mental health and productivity to people in need of our services.
CWLC soon out grew its Clearbrook space and acquired another abandoned school building, CWLC-Gonvick, in 2009. Vocational training opportunities for our residential program expanded as we added Grow It! Greenhouse and Garden Center, Restore It! Furniture Shop, and a commercial kitchen. Life and activity were brought back to an abandoned building.
Over the past 11 years, it is not hard to imagine that we have touched thousands of lives in one way or another. Please consider a financial contribution through GiveMN.org or contact us about volunteer opportunities.
“Building Lives, Growing Relationships,