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North Dakota Statewide Information & Referral Service
2-1-1 is a simple, easy to remember, telephone number that connects callers with important community services.  This statewide information, referral, and crisis management service is free and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  2-1-1 callers in North Dakota and Clay County, Minnesota will be connected to FirstLink HotLine, which provides listening and support in addition to information and referral to health and human service nonprofits.   2-1-1 offers Active Military member support, Veteran support and Military Family member support.   Call specialists are also trained in crisis intervention, including suicide intervention.  If you are out of the North Dakota dialing area you can also reach FirstLink 2-1-1 HotLine by dialing 701-235-7335 (SEEK).

North Dakota Children's Hospice Program
Hospice Care is available under the Medicaid program to all North Dakota children, age 21 or younger, with life-limiting diagnoses. The Children's Hospice Program provides a full range of services, including a nurse case manager, respite care, home health aide support, nursing services, hospice, therapy, and grief counseling.
Visit North Dakota Department of Human Services Medical Services for further information or call 701-328-3701.

Adult and Aging Services
Provides information about services for senior citizens, their families, and their caregivers.  Click here to access their site.

Child Support Enforcement
Child Support Enforcement provides many services including locating absent parents, establishing paternity, establishing child support and medical support orders, modifying and enforcing court orders, and receiving and distributing payments.

Visit for more information.

Children's Special Health Services
The purpose of Children's Special Health Services is to provide services for children with special health care needs and their families and promote family-centered, community-based, coordinated services and systems of health-care. To obtain more information, click here.

Dental Access Programs
To obtain information on low-cost dental care services, click here.

Disability Services
To obtain more information about services for people with disabilities, click here.

Economic Assistance - TANF and JOBS
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is intended to move low income families from public assistance to self-sufficiency by providing cash assistance along with work readiness, training and job placement services.

The Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Program is a companion program that focuses on work-readiness, training and job placement services. The department contracts with Job Service North Dakota to provide these services to JOBS participants.  Click here for further information on both of these programs.

Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Family Nutrition Program (FNP)
Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Family Nutrition Program (FNP)NDSU Extension Service’s Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Family Nutrition Program (FNP) provide nutrition education for limited-resource individuals and families in North Dakota. EFNEP targets low-income youth and families with young children in Cass and Grand Forks counties and on reservations in North Dakota. The program intensively instructs groups of persons over a period of time and "graduates" persons who complete a defined series of lessons. FNP targets SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) participants and eligibles in North Dakota, and disseminates educational information through various groups and media.  Click here to access EPNEP and FNP program information.  

Food and Nutrition - Food Pantries
To obtain information on North Dakota's Food Pantries for low-income persons, click here.

Food and Nutrition - WIC Program
To obtain information on WIC (a nutrition program for women, infants, and children), click here.

Head Start and Early Head Start
To obtain more information on North Dakota Head Start and Early Head Start educational enrichment programs for low-income children, click here.

Housing Support
To obtain more information on programs that help families find affordable housing, click here.

Job Seekers
To access tools and help for those seeking work, click here.

Job Service North Dakota's Share Network
This site offers a directory of services designed to help people identify resources such as human services, information and referral, financial assistance, and other forms of help within North Dakota.  Click here to access this site and click on "Become a SHARE Network Member." You will need to create a free account to access information from this site.

Legal Help
To obtain free help with civil legal matters, low-income persons and families should click here.

North Dakota Community Action Agencies
Seven Community Action Agencies in North Dakota provide programs and services that empower low-income individuals and families to become self sufficient. Locate Community Action services and additional resources in your area. Programs include: Child Care and Head Start; Client Education; Emergency Assistance; Financial and Legal Services; Energy Assistance Programs; Food Programs; Health Services; Housing Services; Prevention Programs; Self-Sufficiency Programs and Youth Services.  Click here to access their site.

North Dakota Public Health
Programs designed to improve the health of North Dakota families.  Provides funding, technical assistance, training, needs assessments, educational materials and other resources to local public health units, schools and other public and private entities that offer health services in North Dakota communities. Click here to access their website.

Social Security Income
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a Federal income program administered by the Social Security Administration but different from Social Security benefits. A child from birth to age 18 may receive monthly SSI payments if meeting the definition of disability and the income and resources of parents and child are within allowed limits. At age 18 the child might qualify for SSI as an adult. SSI information is online at or call 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778). Click here to access SSA Benefits For Children With Disabilities.

Unemployment Insurance
To obtain information on how to file for unemployment insurance, click here.