Community Programs



Apply for Help (Financial Support)
Apply for Help (Financial Support)

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program provides cash assistance to eligible families along with work readiness, training and job placement services. For more information, visit or call 866-614-6005.





The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides food assistance to eligible families. Benefits are issued on Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards to buy food at your local grocery store and farmers' markets. For more information, visit or call 866-614-6005.    

Child Care Assistance

Child Care Assistance helps eligible families pay a portion of the cost of child care while they work or attend school or training. For more information, visit or call 866-614-6005.

Housing Assistance

ND Housing Help offers financial assistance for eligible renters and homeowners. For more information, visit or call 866-614-6005.

The North Dakota Housing Finance Agency provides information about rental assistance programs. For more information, visit or call 800-292-8621.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps eligible families with home heating and weatherization costs. For more information, visit or call 866-614-6005.

Community Action

Community Action provides programs and services that vary by region and may include food pantries, financial services, weatherization programs, etc. For more information, visit or ask your WIC staff about your local Community Action agency. 

Local Food Pantries

Daily access to enough food is necessary to keep people healthy. For more information on food panties in your community, visit or ask your WIC staff about your local food pantries.

Behavioral Health
Behavioral Health
Human Service Centers

Human Service Centers provide behavioral health services and substance abuse treatment. For more information, visit or ask your WIC staff about your local Human Service Center.  


FirstLink is a free, confidential service available to anyone 24/7/365 for listening and support, referrals to resources/help and crisis intervention. For more information, visit, call 211 or text your zip code to 898-211. 

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

Help is available. Speak with someone today by calling 988. For more information, visit 

Child and Family Services
Child and Family Services
Child Support

Child Support works with parents, employers and other partners to help ensure children receive court-ordered financial and medical support. For more information, visit or call 800-231-4255.

Head Start and Early Head Start

Head Start and Early Head Start are child development programs serving eligible children from birth to age five, expectant mothers and families. For more information, visit or ask your WIC staff about your local program. 

Right Track Program

The Right Track Program is a free developmental screening program for all North Dakota children birth to three years of age. For more information, visit or call 800-755-8529.

Additional Pregnancy Resources

For additional pregnancy resources, visit

Healthcare Coverage
Healthcare Coverage

Medicaid pays for health services for eligible families with children and people who are pregnant or disabled. People younger than 21 who qualify for Medicaid may be eligible to get a free health and development check-up from Health Tracks. For more information, visit or call 866-614-6005.

Other Health Care Options

Affordable health care is important for you and your family. Visit to apply for coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace or call 800-318-2596.

Public Health
Public Health
Local Public Health

Local public health provides access to health services that may include newborn home visits, immunizations, breastfeeding support, health screenings, etc. For more information, visit

Car Seats

Care seat distribution sites and other child passenger safety resources can be found on the 
North Dakota Child Passenger Safety Program website at or by calling 701-328-4533.

Cribs for Kids® 

Cribs for Kids® is a safe-sleep education program for eligible families. Screening is completed by local partners and eligibility varies by site and based on availability. Crib kits for eligible pregnant and new mothers feature a Cribette, crib sheet, pacifier and swaddle sack. For a list of local programs, visit or call 800-472-2286. 

Family Planning 

The Family Planning Program provides services such as pregnancy testing and counseling, preconception health services, a broad range of contraceptive options, basic infertility services, sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment, breast and cervical cancer screening, HIV testing and counseling and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection. Clients are charged for services according to their household income and family size. Some insurances can be billed per client request. For more information, visit or call 800-472-2286.


Immunizations protect children from serious and sometimes deadly diseases. Immunizations are available through your health care provider, local public health department, pharmacies, etc. The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program provides vaccines to eligible individuals at no cost. To qualify for the VFC program, your family must either have no health insurance, have health insurance that doesn’t cover vaccines, be American Indian or Alaskan Native or be Medicaid eligible. To find a clinic that carries VFC vaccines, visit  For more information on vaccines, visit or call 800-472-2180.


NDQuits offers free coaching for those using commercial tobacco, such as cigarettes, chewing tobacco, electronic nicotine devices and oral tobacco products. Help quitting is available through phone or web programs, and nicotine replacement therapy is available for free for those who qualify. For more information, visit or call 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669). If you are pregnant and currently using any commercial tobacco product or recently quit, you may be eligible for the Maternal Tobacco Program. For more information, visit

Domestic Violence/Rape Crisis Programs 

Everyone deserves to be safe and have healthy relationships. Help is available for those experiencing abuse. For local resources, visit CAWS ND at or call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-4673 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233. 

Special Health Services 

Special Health Services provides assistance to children with certain special health care needs and promotes family-centered, community-based, coordinated services and systems of health care. For more information, visit or call 800-755-2714.