Delivering human services involves a partnership between the department, Human Service Zones (formerly county social service offices), and private service providers. The administrative arm of the department receives and distributes funds for human service needs, provides direction and technical assistance, sets standards, conducts training of county staff, manages the computerized eligibility systems, and provides program supervision to county employees.
About 83 percent of the department's staff are based at direct service locations (the North Dakota State Hospital, Life Skills and Transition Center, the eight regional human service centers, the eight regional child support offices, and regional vocational rehabilitation offices). The local county offices of the 19 Human Service Zones are also important local service providers.
To locate direct services near you, click on the appropriate headings below.
Human Service Zones - Local Offices
Are the first point of contact for individuals and families who need economic assistance, child welfare services, supportive services for individuals who are elderly or have a disability, Medicaid, or help to locate other local resources and programs.
Formerly county social service offices.
Regional Human Service Centers
Provide help to individuals and families with concerns including behavioral health needs, disabilities, and other needs.
Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot, and Williston, N.D., with outreach offices in Grafton, Rolla and Valley City
Regional Vocational Rehabilitation Offices
Assist North Dakotans with disabilities to improve their employment opportunities and assist North Dakota businesses in finding solutions to their disability-related issues.
Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot, and Williston
Health Care Coverage
Complete and submit an application for these programs: Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, Basic Care Assistance or Medicaid Expansion.
Child Support Online Services
Child Support offers case specific information online for their customers. In addition, employers are able to report new hires online.
Aging and Disability Resource
Your one-stop connection to information about services that enhance independence, assure quality of life, and meet the unique needs of seniors and people with disabilities living in North Dakota and other states.
Complete and submit an application online for these programs: Child Care Assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - formally known as Food Stamps, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) online.