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LuWanna Lawrence, 701-328-1892, for issues relating to Children and Family Services, Economic Assistance, Child Support, Medical Services, and Administration and Support

Heather Steffl, 701-328-4933, for issues relating to Field Services (Regional Human Service Centers, the State Hospital, and the Life Skills and Transition Center), Aging, Autism, Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, and Vocational Rehabilitation

2014 News Releases
Sept. 11, 2014 State Council on Developmental Disabilities to Meet September 18
Sept. 10, 2014 Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force to Meet September 22
Sept. 9, 2014 N.D. State Hospital Employee Honored with Governor's Award for Excellence
Sept. 5, 2014 Recovery Month events organized for Sept. 7-12 to raise awareness about treatment and recovery from addiction and mental health concerns
Sept. 3, 2014 Child and Family Services Review Stakeholder Meetings to be held in Fargo Sept. 16-18
Sept. 2, 2014 DHS Developmental Disabilities Division hosts meetings on new federal rule affecting some community-based services
Aug. 29, 2014 Money Follows the Person Grant Stakeholder Meeting is Sept. 11 in Bismarck
Aug. 27, 2014 Thomas Solberg named deputy director of N.D. Dept. of Human Services
Aug. 27, 2014 Experts on health care changes and marijuana-related public policy to speak at Human Services conference
Aug. 27, 2014 2014 N.D. Autism Conference logo contest winner selected
Aug. 22, 2014

Lake Region Human Service Center Advisory Group to meet Sept. 11 in Devils Lake

Aug. 22, 2014 Coalition working to prevent abuse and neglect of vulnerable adults in West Central N.D. to meet Sept. 5 in Bismarck
Aug. 19, 2014 Interagency council coordinating services for children with disabilities to meet Sept. 12
Aug. 14, 2014 Committee to meet Aug. 20 about employment of people with disabilities
Aug. 13, 2014 Ruth Meiers Adolescent Treatment Center celebrates 25 years serving N.D. youth
Aug. 8, 2014 Agency launches new online system to report abuse or neglect of vulnerable adults
Aug. 8, 2014 Informational Meetings for Direct Care Workers to be Held in Cooperstown, Fargo, Finley, Hillsboro, and Valley City
Aug. 6, 2014 N.D. Department of Human Services employee receives Patriot Award for support of the National Guard and Reserve
July 30, 2014 Western N.D. video meeting sites added so residents can attend Aug. 4 traumatic brain injury services meeting
July 29, 2014 Statewide Independent Living Council to Meet Aug. 7-8 in Grand Forks
July 28, 2014 Advisory committee on Traumatic Brain Injury services to meet Aug. 4
July 23, 2014 Northwest Human Service Center Regional Advisory Group to meet August 6 in Williston
July 18, 2014 Public invited to view and vote on 2014 N.D. Autism Conference logo entries
July 17, 2014 Age-specific resources on how to talk with a child about alcohol are available for parents at N.D. State Fair
July 15, 2014 Human Services reminds stakeholders of upcoming regional advisory group meetings in July
July 14, 2014 N.D. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Planning Council to meet July 23-24 in Bismarck
July 14, 2014 State Rehabilitation Council to Meet July 24-25 in Bismarck
July 11, 2014 Olympic Gold Medalist to Share Story at Childrenís Justice Symposium July 22-24 in Bismarck
July 10, 2014 Problem Gambling Advisory Council will meet July 16
July 10, 2014 Grand Forks Farmers Market Accepting SNAP Benefits
July 10, 2014 Committee Advising the N.D. Medicaid Program to Meet July 17
July 7, 2014 Lake Region Human Service Center hosts community coordination meeting
July 1, 2014 N.D.ís New Autism Services Voucher Program is now available
June 27, 2014 Lake Region Human Service Center Advisory Group to meet July 10 in Devils Lake
June 24, 2014 West Central Human Service Centerís Advisory Group to meet July 8 in Bismarck
June 24, 2014 Task Force on Autism Spectrum Disorder to Meet June 30
June 23, 2014 Vision Rehabilitation Therapists Help People Live Independently
June 18, 2014 Governorís Prevention Advisory Council on Drugs and Alcohol to Meet June 26 in Bismarck
June 18, 2014 West Central Human Service Centerís Community Coordinating Council to meet June 26
June 10, 2014 Coalition Hosts Events to Help Seniors Avoid Scams
June 9, 2014 Committee on Aging to Meet June 13 in Bismarck
June 9, 2014 Northeast Human Service Center Advisory Group to meet June 16
June 9, 2014 Cooling Assistance is Available to Low-Income Individuals with Medical Needs
June 6, 2014 People with autism and their family members invited to enter logo design contest
June 5, 2014 Money Follows the Person Grant Stakeholder Meeting is June 12 in Bismarck
June 5, 2014 N.D. Olmstead Commission to meet June 10 in Bismarck
June 4, 2014 State Council on Developmental Disabilities to meet June 18
June 4, 2014 Agency Seeking Input on Childrenís Health Insurance Program Quality Strategy Plan
June 2, 2014 Agency seeks public comment on North Dakotaís amendment to the State Plan for Independent Living
May 28, 2014 Secondary Special Education Teachers Selected for Internship Project
May 28, 2014 North Central Human Service Center hires mental health professionals to serve New Town and Stanley
May 23, 2014 Youth job internship program meetings canceled
May 22, 2014 Meetings scheduled to establish new job internship program for youth with disabilities
May 20, 2014 Public comment sought on transition from homelessness grant
May 20, 2014 Food Drive Collects Groceries and Funds for Great Plains Food Bank
May 19, 2014 Council coordinating services for children with disabilities to meet
May 15, 2014 Informational Meeting for Direct Care Workers is May 22 in Lisbon
May 13, 2014 Weisz honored by N.D. Family Based Services Association
May 13, 2014 Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities to Meet May 21 in Bismarck
May 8, 2014 Local Funding Awarded to Combat Underage Drinking and Adult Binge Drinking - Health Unit Grantees
May 8, 2014 Local Funding Awarded to Combat Underage Drinking and Adult Binge Drinking - Tribal Grantees
May 7, 2014 Child Care Providers Honored for Service to Children and Families
May 7, 2014 Summer Employment Program Offered to Help Students with Disabilities Gain Work Experience
May 5, 2014 Northwest Human Service Center Advisory Group to meet May 7 in Williston
May 1, 2014 Speaker to share story of trauma and recovery at N.D. Spring Behavioral Health Conference
April 30, 2014 N.D. Aging Services Division to hold public hearing in Belcourt
April 28, 2014 Statewide Independent Living Council to Meet May 8-9 in Bismarck
April 24, 2014 Slusser recognized for leading innovative N.D. State Hospital telepharmacy project
April 17, 2014 Problem Gambling Awareness: Treatment program and new website offer tools and resources to address gambling addiction
April 16, 2014 Human Service Center Advisory Group to meet April 21 in Minot
April 15, 2014 Letting Kids Stay Home Alone; Publication Offers Tips for Parents Making Summertime Child Care Decisions
April 15, 2014 Informational Meeting for Direct Care Workers to be Held in New Town
April 11, 2014 Advisory Group for Southeast Human Service Center to meet April 16
April 10, 2014 Events Aim to Educate and Engage Communities About Child Abuse Prevention
April 10, 2014 State Rehabilitation Council to Meet April 24 and 25
April 9, 2014 Agency to Hold More Public Hearings to Update State Plan on Aging
April 8, 2014 Online Resource Helps Launch Youth with Disabilities Toward Independence
April 8, 2014 Grand Forks County Employee Honored by N.D. Department of Human Services
April 7, 2014 Council on Developmental Disabilities Grant Writing Training Rescheduled and Moved from Williston to Minot
March 27, 2014 Informational Meetings for Direct Care Workers to be Held in Devils Lake, Fort Totten, and Langdon
March 26, 2014 State Council on Developmental Disabilities offers grant writing training
March 25, 2014 Home and Community-Based Services Conference is April 8-9
March 21, 2014 New Resource Offers Support to Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injuries
March 21, 2014 Informational Meetings for Direct Care Workers to be Held in Dickinson, Hettinger and Mott
March 21, 2014 Agency to Hold Statewide Public Hearings to Update State Plan on Aging
March 20, 2014 North Dakota Family-Based Services Conference to be Held in Fargo March 26-28
March 17, 2014 Counselors Honored for Helping People with Disabilities to Achieve Employment
March 12, 2014 Agency Seeks Input on Vocational Rehabilitation Employment Services
March 12, 2014

Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force to Meet March 19

March 11, 2014 State Council on Developmental Disabilities to Meet March 18
March 11, 2014 Committee on Aging to Meet March 14 in Bismarck
March 7, 2014 Committee Advising the N.D. Medicaid Program to Meet March 13
March 5, 2014 Money Follows the Person Grant Stakeholder Meeting is March 11 in Bismarck
March 3, 2014 Program Expands to Help More Early Childhood Service Providers Who Care for Children with Special Needs
Feb. 21, 2014 Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Committee to Meet February 24
Feb. 19, 2014 Human Services Invites Input on Services for Older Adults and People with Disabilities Using Online Survey
Feb. 14, 2014 Informational Meetings for Direct Care Workers to be Held in Jamestown, Napoleon, and Ashley
Feb. 14, 2014 N.D. Olmstead Commission to meet February 20 in Bismarck
Feb. 14, 2014 Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities to Meet Feb. 19 in Bismarck
Feb. 14, 2014 Indian Child Welfare and Wellness Conference to be held in Mandan Feb. 19-21
Feb. 13, 2014 Statewide Independent Living Council to Meet Feb. 20 and 21 in Fargo
Jan. 31, 2014 Dalrymple Congratulates State Hospital on National Award
Jan. 31, 2014 Hart Counseling Services of Jamestown to Provide Adult Protective Services for Vulnerable Adults
Jan. 29, 2014 Ruth Meiers Adolescent Center in Grand Forks Receives CARF Accreditation
Jan. 24, 2014 Governorís Prevention Advisory Council on Drugs and Alcohol to Meet Jan. 30 in Bismarck
Jan. 17, 2014 Informational Meetings for Direct Care Workers to be Held in Center, Harvey, McClusky, Stanton, and Washburn
Jan. 17, 2014 N.D. Mental Health Planning Council to Meet Jan. 22-23 in Bismarck
Jan. 17, 2014 Human Services Seeks Comments on Autism Spectrum Disorder Waiver Application
Jan. 13, 2014 Human Services Holds Informational Meetings for Direct Care Workers
Jan. 9, 2014 Human Services Seeking Comments on N.D. Medicaid Expansion Quality Strategy Plan
Jan. 9, 2014 Bright and Early North Dakota Launched to Support Early Childhood Providers
Jan. 3, 2014 Informational Meetings for Direct Care Workers to be Held in South Central North Dakota
Jan. 2, 2014 State Council on Developmental Disabilities Awards Grants to Local Organizations
2013 News Releases
Dec. 31, 2013 State Rehabilitation Council to Meet Jan. 10
Dec. 30, 2013 Human Services Department to Hold Public Input Meetings on Long-Term Care Services
Dec. 20, 2013 Agency Provides Update on new Medicaid Expansion Program
Dec. 17, 2013 North Dakota Medicaid Program Receives Fraud Settlement
Dec. 16, 2013 North Dakota State Hospital Receives Performance Recognition
Dec. 11, 2013 Department of Human Services Honors Employees with Years of Service Awards
Dec. 5, 2013 Human Services to Hold Meetings to Provide Information on Changes to the Autism Spectrum Disorder Waiver
Dec. 5, 2013 Human Services to Hold Public Information Meeting to Discuss Proposed Changes to the Home and Community-Based Services Waiver that Serves People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Dec. 5, 2013 State Council on Developmental Disabilities to Meet Dec. 12
Dec. 5, 2013 People can apply by phone, online, or paper form for North Dakotaís new Medicaid Expansion coverage
Dec. 4, 2013 Governorís Committee on Aging to Meet Dec. 13 in Bismarck
Dec. 2, 2013 Informational Meeting for Direct Care Workers is Dec. 6 in Minot
Dec. 2, 2013 Informational Meetings for Direct Care Workers to be Held in Fort Yates and Mandan
Nov. 29, 2013 Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force to Meet Dec. 16
Nov. 27, 2013 Recovery Council to Meet Dec. 3 in Bismarck
Nov. 27, 2013 Council Dedicated to Coordinating Services for Children with Disabilities to Meet Dec. 5
Nov. 19, 2013 Families and Individuals Honored with Adoption Awards
Nov. 14, 2013 Money Follows the Person Grant Stakeholder Meeting is Nov. 19 in Bismarck
Nov. 7, 2013 Child and Family Services Review Stakeholder Meetings to be held in Williston November 12-14
Nov. 6, 2013 Human Services Seeks Comments on Waiver for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities
Nov. 5, 2013 Statewide Independent Living Council to Meet Nov. 14 and 15 in St. Michael
Nov. 1, 2013 Human Services Seeks Comments on N.D. State Plan for Public Assistance Program Block Grant
Oct. 31, 2013 Human Services Hosts Meeting on Nov. 4 in Bismarck to Announce Substance Abuse Prevention Grant Funding Opportunity
Oct. 29, 2013 Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities to Meet Oct. 31 in Bismarck
Oct. 22, 2013 Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Committee to Meet Oct. 28
Oct. 15, 2013 N.D. Mental Health Planning Council to Meet Oct. 24-25 in Bismarck
Oct. 11, 2013 Lake Region Human Service Centerís Outreach Office in Rolla has Moved to a New Location; New Phone Number
Oct. 10, 2013 Dept. of Human Servicesí Vocational Rehabilitation Program Honors Employees
Oct. 9, 2013 Bismarck, Mandan, and Williston Businesses Honored for Supporting Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities
Oct. 8, 2013 Help available for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamp) clients who lost food due to power outages from Oct. 4-5 weekend storm
Oct. 7, 2013 Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to Host Training Conference Oct. 9-11 in Bismarck - Seven-time Paralympic Medalist Muffy Davis to deliver closing keynote presentation
Oct. 4, 2013 Recovery Council to Meet Oct. 8 in Bismarck
Sept. 20, 2013 Rally for Recovery Event to be Held in Grand Forks Sept. 27
Sept. 20, 2013 Governorís Prevention Advisory Council on Drugs and Alcohol to Meet Sept. 25 in Bismarck
Sept. 9, 2013 Developmental Center in Grafton Changes Name, Celebrates with Open House on Sept. 17
Sept. 9, 2013 Governorís Committee on Aging to Meet Sept. 13 in Devils Lake
Sept. 6, 2013 Money Follows the Person Grant Stakeholder Meeting is Sept. 17 in Bismarck
Sept. 5, 2013 Five Video Conference Sites Added for Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force Meeting on September 11
Sept. 4, 2013 Dept. of Human Services to Host Community Meetings Across the State
Sept. 4, 2013 Northern Plains Conference on Aging and Disability is Oct. 1-3 in Fargo
Aug. 30, 2013 Community Events Raise Awareness about Alcohol and Drug Recovery
Aug. 30, 2013 Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force to Meet September 11 in Bismarck
Aug. 29, 2013 Dickinson Vocational Rehabilitation Office to Hold Open House
Aug. 29, 2013 Senior Health and Wellness Forum is Sept. 17 in Dickinson
Aug. 27, 2013 Behavioral Health Conference is Sept. 4-5 in Bismarck
Aug. 27, 2013 Senior Health and Wellness Forum is Sept. 17 in Mohall
Aug. 13, 2013 Town Hall Meetings Focus on Services for People with Disabilities
Aug. 12, 2013 New Bismarck Farmers Market Accepting SNAP Benefits
Aug. 9, 2013 Educational Forum on Health and Wellness is August 16 at Spirit Lake Casino
Aug. 7, 2013 Agency Seeking Input on Combined Behavioral Health Assessment and Plan
Aug. 6, 2013 Child Care Assistance Is Now Available to More ND Families
July 31, 2013 New Law Mandates Reporting of Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults
July 25, 2013 Schwab Selected to Lead Medical Services Division
July 23, 2013 Educational Seminar for Direct Care Workers is Aug. 5 in Minot
July 19, 2013 ND Children and Family Services Conference to be held in Bismarck July 23-25
July 18, 2013 New Substance Abuse Prevention Resources Available for Parents at ND State Fair
July 2, 2013 Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force to Meet July 22 in Bismarck
June 28, 2013 Educational Seminar for Direct Care Workers is July 8 in Valley City
June 28, 2013 Cooling Assistance is Available to Low-Income Individuals with Medical Needs
June 26, 2013 Lake Region Human Service Centerís Outreach Office in Rolla has a New Location and Phone Number
June 25, 2013 Youth Leadership Conference to Be Held in Bismarck June 30 and July 1
June 25, 2013 Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Committee to Meet July 2
June 20, 2013 Educational Seminar for Direct Care Workers is June 26 in Jamestown
June 19, 2013 Human Services Hosts Meeting to Share Report on Payment System for Developmental Disability Service Providers
June 17, 2013 Human Services Seeking Comments on Child Care Development Fund
June 14, 2013 Money Follows the Person Grant Stakeholder Meeting is June 18 in Bismarck
June 13, 2013 Lake Region Human Service Centerís Outreach Office in Rolla is Temporarily Relocating
June 12, 2013 Coalition Hosts Events to Educate Seniors on Personal and Financial Safety
June 12, 2013 Governorís Committee on Aging to Meet June 14 in Jamestown
June 11, 2013 Dickinson Vocational Rehabilitation Office is Moving to a New Location
June 10, 2013 State Council on Developmental Disabilities to Meet June 13
June 3, 2013 Recovery Council to Meet June 4 in Bismarck
June 3, 2013 N.D. Medicaid Program Receives Settlement
May 20, 2013 Substance Addiction Treatment Certification Awarded to Human Service Centers in North Dakota
May 14, 2013 Educational Seminars for Direct Care Workers to be Held in Southeast North Dakota
May 8, 2013 Educational Forum on Health and Wellness is May 16 in Oakes
May 7, 2013 Educational Seminar for Direct Care Workers is May 20 in Steele
May 7, 2013 Educational Seminar for Direct Care Workers is May 20 in Killdeer
May 7, 2013 Educational Seminar for Direct Care Workers is May 20 in Devils Lake
May 7, 2013 Food, Funds Collected for Great Plains Food Bank
May 6, 2013 Human Services Reports Alcohol Compliance Results
May 6, 2013 Grant Writing Training Focusing on Disability Services to be Held in Dickinson May 14
May 3, 2013 Foster Parent Training and Appreciation Event is May 11 in Minot
May 2, 2013 Stark County Employee Honored by N.D. Department of Human Services
April 29, 2013 Behavioral Health Conference is set for May 14-16 in Bismarck
April 29, 2013 CANCELLED: Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force Meeting on April 30
April 24, 2013 Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force to Meet April 30
April 23, 2013 Workshops Focus on Building Positive Relationships with Youth and Strengthening Parenting Skills
April 22, 2013 Governorís Prevention Advisory Council on Drugs and Alcohol to Meet April 25 in Bismarck
April 22, 2013 Human Services Encourages Community Members to Participate in Changing the Alcohol Culture in the State
April 18, 2013 Grant Writing Training Focusing on Disability Services to be Held in Fargo April 24
April 17, 2013 Department of Human Services Honors N.D. State Hospital Employees with Years of Service Awards
April 16, 2013 Resources Available to Help Parents Make Summertime Child Care Decisions
April 15, 2013 State Rehabilitation Council to Meet April 18-19 in Bismarck
April 11, 2013 Human Services Seeking Comments on Vocational Rehabilitation Independent Living Services
April 10, 2013 Go Blue to Support Child Abuse Prevention
March 28, 2013 North Dakota Family-Based Services Conference to be Held in Fargo April
March 26, 2013 Agency Names Human Service Center Director in Bismarck and Dickinson
March 26, 2013 Forum on Health and Wellness is April 9 in Valley City
March 18, 2013 National Inhalants and Poisons Awareness Week is March 17-23 - Raise awareness with prevention materials from the Department of Human Services
March 8, 2013 Brain Injury Awareness Day is March 12 at the State Capitol
March 7, 2013 Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness and Recovery Focus of Conference
March 6, 2013 Human Services to Host Meeting in Grand Forks to Gather Comments on Vocational Rehabilitation Services
March 5, 2013 Governorís Committee on Aging to Meet March 8 in Bismarck
March 5, 2013 Agency to Host Public Meetings to Gather Comments on Services for Children with Developmental Disabilities
February 28, 2013 Recovery Council to Meet March 5 in Bismarck
February 28, 2013 State Council on Developmental Disabilities to Meet March 5
February 26, 2013 Rescheduled: Educational Seminar for Direct Care Workers to be Held in Devils Lake
February 26, 2013 Rescheduled: Educational Seminar for Direct Care Workers to be Held in Killdeer
February 21, 2013 Human Services Seeking Comments on Vocational Rehabilitation Services
February 20, 2013 Human Services Conducts Child Care Assistance Market Rate Survey
February 15, 2013 Indian Child Welfare and Wellness Conference to be Held in Bismarck Feb. 20-22
February 12, 2013 Human Services Honors Badlands Human Service Center Employees with Years of Service Awards
February 12, 2013 Human Services Honors West Central Human Service Center Employees with Years of Service Awards
February 12, 2013 Money Follows the Person Grant Stakeholder Meeting is Feb. 20 in Bismarck
February 6, 2013 Grant Writing Training Focusing on Disability Services to be Held in Dickinson Feb. 13
January 31, 2013 Educational Seminar for Direct Care Workers to be Held in Rolla and Devils Lake
January 31, 2013 Educational Seminar for Direct Care Workers to be Held in New Rockford
January 29, 2013 Human Services Names Director of Children and Family Services Division
January 28, 2013 N.D. Developmental Center in Grafton Earns National Accreditation for Wheelchair Seating Program
January 22, 2013 N.D. Child Support Sets New Collections Record, Changes Division Name
January 11, 2013 Educational Seminars for Direct Care Workers to be Held in Southwest North Dakota
January 10, 2013 Dept. of Human Services Reports Tobacco Compliance Results
 
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