Community Organizations

Acorn Academy Preschool
Acorn Academy Preschool is licensed by the state of Minnesota and is located at 1555 Constance Blvd NE.  For more information contact Katie Jo Whitney at 763-434-6013.

Alcoholics Anonymous/ALANO
Meetings of a local chapter of AA are held every Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Blaine Methodist Church, 621 – 115th Avenue, Blaine.

The Blaine Alano provides a fellowship of men and women who share their experience strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover form alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership. Meetings are held at 13536 Hwy. 65 NE. For more information contact the Blaine Alano.

Call: (763) 757-9917

American Legion Post 2000
The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic, war-time veterans organization, devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is a not-for-profit community-service organization which now numbers nearly 3 million members, men and women, in nearly 15,000 American Legion posts worldwide.

Contact: Commander Dean Baron, (763) 434-7762

Andover YMCA
Everything about the YMCA is unique. And your results will be far different than you’ll find at any other health facility in your community.  The Y is where you really belong. The Y cares about you as a person and as a valuable member of this community. The Y’s difference is its commitment to helping you bring together your most powerful trio – body, mind and spirit – to realize your wellness and personal balance goals.

Contact: LaChelle Williams, 763-230-6525

Anoka-Champlin Meals on Wheels
A hot, home-delivered meal is available Monday through Friday to persons 60 years of age or older who are unable to prepare a daily nutritious meal for themselves, or to those under 60 who are disabled.

Contact: Beth Shanley, (763) 236-8718

Anoka-Hennepin Community Education Preschool
Anoka-Hennepin Community Education Preschool Program, licensed by the State of Minnesota has five groups for 3, 4, and 5 year olds at its Ham Lake location. Registration usually begins in April for the following September - May school year.

Cub Scouts - Pack 508
Pack 508 has provided the boys of Ham Lake with 40 years of "Fun with a Purpose". Pack 508 is Chartered by the Ham Lake Lions and meets at McKinley Elementary School.

Dan Skamser, 763-208-8278

Cub Scouts - Pack 509
Providing a quality year-round family program designed for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade. Pack 509 meets at Glen Cary Lutheran Church, 15531 Central Avenue, Ham Lake.

Contact: Gene or Jody Kimball, (763) 434-2504

Don Hansen VFW Post #10796
Organized in 1989, the 90-member VFW meets at 7:00 PM the second Tuesday of each month at the Post Home, 17438 Baltimore Street NE. Working to better the community and serve the needs of veterans, the VFW hosts an annual fishing contest in January, and the annual anniversary party the first weekend in August. The Ladies Auxiliary, which has about 35 members, meets the second Monday of each month. It sponsors a free Halloween and Christmas party for children in the area New members are welcome to this growing organization.

Call: (763) 434-8946

Ham Lake Chamber of Commerce
The Ham Lake Chamber of Commerce is an association of area businesses and anyone interested in the business climate of the City. It represents, supports and advocates the individual and collective needs of businesses in the Ham Lake area. Membership meetings on the second Wednesday of each month are open to the public.

Contact: Kim Hogdal, (763) 434-3011

Ham Lake Development Company (HLDC)
The Ham Lake Development Company (HLDC) is a non-profit (501C3) organization that helps businesses by making low interest loans to those wanting to expand or move to the Ham Lake Community. The HLDC was formed in 1982 to encourage and promote the growth, expansion and development of industrial, commercial, retail, and other small business concerns in the city of Ham Lake. To date the HLDC has helped over 24 businesses with loans totaling over three quarter of a million dollars and creating 63 new jobs in the city. The HLDC board of directors meets monthly to consider new business requests and follow up on ongoing projects. If you would like more information about the HLDC, please call the Ham Lake Chamber of Commerce office.

Ham Lake Lions Club - www.hamlakelions.org
For over 45 years, the Lions Club has been actively serving the civic interests of the community and promoting the welfare of individuals through physical and monetary assistance. A nonprofit organization, the Lions Club hosts annual fundraisers, and participates in or sponsors activities like the Seniors' Christmas Party, Adopt-A-Highway, Snowmobile Safety, Youth Camps and Youth Exchange, Eyebank leader and hearing dogs, and donates to local schools and fire departments.

Contact: Marv Buchholz, (763) 755-2689

Ham Lake Sportsmans Club
The Ham Lake Sportsmans Club, organized in 1951 for the purpose of the improvement of the general area with emphasis in promoting conservation, is a contributor to the cost of the aeration of Ham Lake. The Club also sponsors Boy Scout Troop 506, youth hunter safety classes each fall, and the Adopt-A-Highway program along Constance Boulevard. A shotgun trap league meets during the summer on Wednesday and Thursday nights. It provides open shooting to nonmembers and four open turkey shoots.

Licensed Child Care Providers of Anoka County
For daycare provider referrals in Ham Lake.

Contact: Michelle Anderson, (763) 753-4209

Mercy Hospital
Mercy Hospital, located in Coon Rapids, Minn., is a 271-bed non-profit hospital that serves the northern Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area.  Mercy is a mix of elements -- leading edge technology, equipment, procedures, renovations and expansions, highly skilled professionals and a humanity that transcends the daily task of caring for sick patients.

North Anoka County Emergency FoodShelf and Clothing Closet
The FoodShelf (NACE), which is totally operated by volunteers and supported by area churches, is open Monday – 9am to Noon and Wed. 1pm to 4:30pm. Residents of Anoka County qualify and must show two forms of identification with their current address.  Residents are welcome to visit NACE every 60 days, up to 8 times per year. This pantry feeds 80 to 100 families each month, equal to 300 - 400 individuals. Donations of nonperishable items are accepted on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The Food Shelf is at 18511 Highway 65 NE, #200, East Bethel.

Opportunities to get involved with NACE include:

  •  Working with clients during distribution days.

  • Pick up food donations and deliver them to the NACE office.

  • Weighing and sorting food and/or clothing donations.

  • Restocking the food shelf.

  • Organizing food drives and fundraisers.

The Clothes Closet is located at Cedar United Methodist Church, 17540 Jefferson Street NE, Ham Lake on Wednesdays from 1 to 4pm.

Contact: Joanne Yackel, (763) 434-7685

North Metro Community Volunteers
North Metro Community Volunteers is a group of local women who get together to promote community service, offer personal growth opportunities, and provide fellowship.  Meetings are held once a month at the Majestic Oaks Restaurant to plan events and may include speakers on topics of interest to women.  A variety of social events is also planned throughout the year.  For further information, call 763-434-7464.

Our Saviour's Preschool
Our Saviour's Preschool, a Christian-oriented preschool open to all, meets at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 19001 Jackson Street NE, East Bethel. It goes from September - May for ages 3 1/2 to Kindergarten.

Contact: Terry Fischer, (763) 434-6117
 
Places of Worship

  • Cedar United Methodist Church - 17540 NE Jefferson Street

  • Church of Saint Paul - 1740 Bunker Lake Boulevard NE

  • Glen Cary Lutheran Church (ELCA) - 15531 Central Avenue NE

  • Horizon Community Church - 1503 157th Avenue NE

  • Oak Haven Church - 1555 NE Constance Boulevard

  • Spirit of Christ Lutheran Church (LCMS) - 2749 NE Bunker Lake Boulevard

  • Triumphant Faith Church Center - 13850 Lincoln Street NE

  • Bunker Lake Baptist Church - 2215 Bunker Lake Boulevard NE

  • Family of Christ Lutheran Church - 16345 Polk Street NE

  • Jehovah’s Witnesses Ham Lake Congregation - 16154 Central Avenue NE

Rotary Club of Blaine and Ham Lake
Meets every Wednesday morning 7:30 a.m. at Majestic Oaks.

Contact: Cathy Montain, (612) 991-4910