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ND Department of Human Services
List of services provided by ND Department of Human Services.
Adults and Aging
: The Department of Human Services' Aging Services Division administers programs and services that help older adults and people with physical disabilities to live safely and productively in the least restrictive, appropriate setting.
The Autism Services Unit provides information to parents and professionals on the state of service delivery and supports for those with autism and their families in North Dakota.
: North Dakota's Child Support program is a joint effort involving the federal government and the states to secure support payments for children whose parents are not both in the home.
Children and Family Services
: The public child welfare system in North Dakota is county administered and state supervised. The Department of Human Services' Children and Family Services Division is responsible for many programs and services, and sets policies and procedures for public child welfare services.
: The North Dakota Department of Human Services has a variety of programs to help qualified North Dakotans meet their basic needs. These programs help many low-income families who are working toward self-sufficiency.
Basic Care Assistance Program (BCAP)
: The Basic Care Assistance Program helps individuals residing in licensed basic care facilities in ND to pay for the cost of care in these facilities.
Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)
: The N.D. Child Care Assistance Program helps income-eligible families pay for child care while they work or attend school or training.
: The Crossroads Program supports parents up to age 21 by helping pay a portion of their child care and transportation costs so they can continue their education and graduate from high school.
: Do you know a child who doesn't have health insurance coverage? According to estimates, about 10 percent of the children in North Dakota are uninsured. The state's new Healthy Steps Children's Health Insurance Plan can provide a healthier future for many of these children. Healthy Steps insurance is for children who: do not have health insurance coverage, are 18 years of age or younger, do not qualify for the North Dakota Medicaid Program, live in families with qualifying incomes. 1-877-KIDSNOW (1-877-543-7669)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
: The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program helps low-income North Dakotans meet their nutritional needs.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
: The Energy Assistance Program helps eligible individuals and families with heating and insulation related costs in the winter.
: Medicaid pays for health services for qualifying families with children, and people who are pregnant, elderly, or disabled.
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
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.
Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Programs
: 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.
Homestead Tax Credit
: Qualified homeowners receive a credit to reduce property taxes on their home and qualified renters receive a partial refund of their rent.
Link Up & Lifeline
: Link Up and Lifeline can help eligible people with telephone or cellular phone services.
: Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Children's Special Health Services (CSHS), Health Tracks and Medicaid.
Behavioral Health (Mental Health and Substance Abuse)
: The Department of Human Services' Behavioral Health Division provides leadership for the planning, development, and oversight of a system of care for children, adults, and families affected by severe emotional disorders, mental illness, and/or substance abuse issues. Direct behavioral health services are provided by the department's eight regional human service centers, the State Hospital, and through contracts with provide providers.
Services to Individuals with Disabilities
: The Developmental Disabilities Division and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation both work to assist individuals in accessing services and supports and to promote quality of life, independence, and employment.
Children's Special Health Services
: Serving children with special health care needs and their families.
Children's Mental Health Services
: The Children's Mental Health System of Care in North Dakota provides therapeutic and supportive services to children with serious emotional disturbance (SED) and their families so they can manage their illness and live in the community in the least restrictive setting.
: Women's Way provides a way to pay for most breast and cervical cancer screenings for eligible North Dakota women.