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Northwest Human Service Center: Region I

Northwest Human Service Center: Region I

Northwest Human Service Center is one of eight regional human service centers within the North Dakota Department of Human Services. Northwest Human Service Center provides help to individuals and families with concerns including personal and emotional problems, family and relationship issues, addiction, disabilities, and serves a three-county catchment area that includes Divide, McKenzie, and Williams counties, the Trenton Indian Service Area and part of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. This 6,100 square mile area is home to about 29,000 people..

Mission: To provide quality, efficient, and effective human services, which improve the lives of people.

No one will be denied access to services due to inability to pay; and there is a discounted/sliding fee schedule available.

Staff: The staff includes professionals trained in the following specialties: psychiatry, psychology, licensed addiction counseling, social work, counseling, case management, nursing, vocational rehabilitation, and administration and support. Some services may be provided through contracts.

History: The Northwest Human Service Center was established in 1971 as a demonstration project. It operated under a local board of directors until 1982, when it was placed under state control. The center provides services that were previously handled by four separate agencies: the Area Social Service Center, Tri-County Mental Health and Retardation Service Unit, Vocational Rehabilitation, and the Williams County Alcohol/Drug Information, Counseling and Referral Center.

Regional Advisory Council: Northwest Human Service Center has a Regional Advisory Council which is comprised of representatives from each of the three counties. The Trenton Indian Service Area (TISA) also is represented.

Contact Information: Northwest Human Service Center


Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Regional Director: Laurie Gotvaslee

Northwest Human Service Center
P.O. Box 1266
316 2nd Avenue West
Williston, ND 58802

Phone: (701) 774-4600
Toll Free: (800) 231-7724
Crisis Line: (701) 572-9111
Toll Free Crisis Line: 1-800-231-7724
TTY: (701) 774-4692
Fax: (701) 774-4620

For Rehabilitation Consulting and Services (vocational rehabilitation), call:
Phone: (701) 774-4600

Crosby Outreach Office
Open Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: (701) 965-6025

Tioga Outreach Office
Open Wednesdays
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone: (701) 774-4600

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