Courage Cottage / Assisted Living

Courage Cottage

On the corner of Columbia Avenue and First Street in Morris, sits a warm, inviting home. From the outside, it doesn’t look too different from many other homes in the Morris community, but inside residents and their families find physical, emotional, and spiritual support. The Courage Cottage offers specialized, assisted-living care in a home-like setting and provides both hospice and long-term care. Their services have brought support and comfort to countless residents and their families since its inception in 2001. The Stevens County community has come to know and depend on the Courage Cottage for its excellent services right here at home. The Stevens Community Medical Center owns and operates the Courage Cottage as a department of the healthcare center.

Please call for more information or to take a tour. The Courage Cottage can be reached at (320) 585-5134.

Services Provided

  • RN assessments per MN Assisted Living Regulations
  • RN to develop and implement a person-centered care plan
  • Medication management, administration or reminders & set-up by RN
  • Communication with resident’s primary health care provider & pharmacy
  • Staff access 24/7
  • Health care status changes observations, by trained caregivers
  • Vital signs as needed or indicated
  • Personal care services including: dressing, toileting, grooming, bathing, transferring (including mechanical lifts), special feeding and total cares when transitioning to end of life
  • Range of motion/walking programs as ordered
  • Scheduled activities
  • Oxygen management
  • Continence care
  • Social services
  • Dietary assessments by registered dietician
  • Preparation of modified diets
  • Laundry & housekeeping
  • Transportation to SCMC for medical appointments
  • Contracted services for PT, OT, Respiratory & Speech Therapy
  • Coordination of care with a Hospice or Home Care Provider



The Courage Cottage relies on fundraising efforts to meet operating expenses. Unfortunately, the cost to the resident does not fully cover the expenses. We remain committed to keeping resident fees affordable to make services accessible for everyone. We are asking those who believe in the Courage Cottage and those people who have experienced excellent care and services to consider making a contribution to the Courage Cottage. Every dollar given makes a difference for Courage Cottage residents and their families. We welcome and treasure any amount. Memorial gifts are a wonderful way to honor and remember a loved one and to in turn support the Courage Cottage. Learn More →

SCMC is also proud to be a Thrivent Choice®-enrolled organization. Through the Thrivent programs, we are eligible to receive grant dollars, fee-free donations, and support from Thrivent Action Team service projects. Thrivent Choice® can have a tremendous impact on organizations like ours. Eligible Thrivent clients with membership. As a Thrivent approved member you can direct Choice Dollars® before March 31 each year. Please consider directing Choice Dollars® to us. For more info or to direct Choice Dollars, call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice.” Or visit thrivent.com/thriventchoice.

Current Fundraisers

  • Paver for Courage Fundraiser Paver Form Here  Due to the Emergency Room Expansion project, current pavers already purchased and installed will be removed and safely stored until construction project is complete. You can still purchase pavers too, however, the NEW pavers will also not be installed until construction is done. Thank you for your understanding.
  • COMING in APRIL 2024…T-shirt Fundraiser! Stay tuned for for a Courage Cottage t-shirt fundraiser that will be rolling out early April! Cost for shirt will be $20. All proceeds will go to the Courage Cottage.