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Public Information Office Contacts:

Heather Steffl, 701-328-4933, for issues relating to Aging, Autism services, Behavioral Health Services (including the Behavioral Health Division, Regional Human Service Centers, and the State Hospital), Developmental Disabilities (including the Developmental Disabilities Division and the Life Skills and Transition Center), and Vocational Rehabilitation services.

LuWanna Lawrence, 701-328-1892, for issues relating to Children and Family Services (including adoption, child care, child protection services), Economic Assistance, Child Support, Medical Services (including Children's Health Insurance Program, and Medicaid, waivers, and Expanded Medicaid), and Administration and Support areas.

2019 News Releases
May 21, 2019

Human Services partners with Prairie St. John's to provide First Episode Psychosis services in North Dakota

May 17, 2019

North Dakota State Hospital Governing Board to meet May 20

May 17, 2019

Human Services awards State Opioid Response grant funding to communities to continue addressing the opioid crisis

May 17, 2019

May is Children's Foster Care Month

May 15, 2019

ND Medicaid advisory committee to meet May 21 in Bismarck

May 14, 2019

Stakeholder group that provides guidance on helping people transition from institutional care to community living to meet May 15 in Bismarck

May 10, 2019

Human Service Centers host regional advisory group meetings in May

May 10, 2019

Autism Task Force to meet May 13 to discuss legislation, survey results and more

May 8, 2019

Department of Human Services, in collaboration with ND Cares Coalition, hosts first Military Peer Support Training

May 6, 2019

Governor's Prevention Advisory Council on Drugs and Alcohol to meet May 7

April 23, 2019

Human Services continues work towards reducing turnaround time of criminal background checks for licensed and regulated child care providers

April 23, 2019

Agency shares information about changes to long-term care residents' rights law that address authorized electronic monitoring and privacy

April 12, 2019

WEATHER-RELATED ANNOUNCEMENT: Department of Human Services offices in Fargo closed today; offices in Jamestown and Valley City to delay opening until 10 a.m.

April 11, 2019

WEATHER-RELATED ANNOUNCEMENT: Department of Human Services offices in Fargo and Valley City close early today due to poor weather and road conditions

April 10, 2019

Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota uses social media to promote Child Abuse Prevention Month activities and information

April 3, 2019

Committee on Aging to meet April 5 to discuss assistive technology, legislative developments and other issues

March 29, 2019

Keeping children safe and supporting families is the focus of community events being held during Child Abuse Prevention Month in April

March 26, 2019

Department's Behavioral Health Division to conduct Statewide Community Readiness Survey

March 15, 2019

Residents of the Williston region encouraged to participate in survey about services for people with autism spectrum disorder

March 15, 2019

Task force encourages Devils Lake area residents to participate in survey about services for people with autism spectrum disorder

March 14, 2019

WEATHER-RELATED ANNOUNCEMENT: Department of Human Services offices in Devils Lake, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Rolla and Valley City are closed today, March 14. West Centeral Human Service Center will open at noon today to serve clients (7:30 a.m. Update)

March 13, 2019

WEATHER-RELATED ANNOUNCEMENT: Department of Human Services offices in Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown and Valley City will be closed Thursday, March 14 (8 p.m. Update)

March 13, 2019

ND Family Based Services Conference to be held March 26-29 in Fargo

March 12, 2019

Drug overdose deaths decrease in North Dakota; prevention, treatment and recovery support efforts remain crucial

March 11, 2019

North Dakota Behavioral Health Planning Council to meet March 14; agenda includes updates on strategic plan implementation and legislative action

Feb. 14, 2019

Task force invites North Dakotans to participate in survey about services for people with autism spectrum disorder

Feb. 13, 2019

Baumgarn promoted to lead Lake Region Human Service Center in Devils Lake

Feb. 11, 2019

Qualifying low-income North Dakotans to receive March Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits on March 1

Feb. 8, 2019

WEATHER-RELATED ANNOUNCEMENT (7:15 AM UPDATE): Department of Human Services offices in Fargo, Jamestown and Valley City to open at 10 a.m. today, Feb. 8

Feb. 7, 2019

WEATHER-RELATED ANNOUNCEMENT (8:30 AM UPDATE): Department of Human Services office in Valley City closed today, Feb. 7

Feb. 7, 2019

WEATHER-RELATED ANNOUNCEMENT (7 AM UPDATE): Department of Human Services offices in Fargo and GF CLOSED today. Jamestown and Valley City offices to delay opening

Feb. 4, 2019

WEATHER-RELATED ANNOUNCEMENT (10 AM UPDATE): Department of Human Services offices in Devils Lake, Grand Forks and Minot regions closed today, Feb. 2, due to snowfall and hazardous driving conditions

Jan. 31, 2019

Autism services enrollment and expenditures to be discussed at Feb. 4 state task force meeting

Jan. 29, 2019

WEATHER-RELATED ANNOUNCEMENT: Department of Human Services offices in Devils Lake, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Rolla and Valley City will be closed Wednesday, Jan. 30

Jan. 29, 2019

Indian Child Welfare and Wellness Conference to be held in New Town Feb. 12-14

Jan. 29, 2019

WEATHER-RELATED ANNOUNCEMENT: West Central Human Service Center in Bismarck cancels all evening treatment programming tonight, Jan. 29

Jan. 29, 2019

WEATHER-RELATED ANNOUNCEMENT: Human Services offices in Fargo and Grand Forks to close at 3 p.m. today, Jan. 29

Jan. 27, 2019

WEATHER RELATED ANNOUNCEMENT: Human Services offices in Devils Lake, Rolla, Jamestown and Valley City to open at 10 a.m. on Jan. 28

Jan. 24, 2019

UPDATE: Human Services offices in Devils Lake, Grand Forks, Fargo and Jamestown to open at 10 a.m. today, Jan. 24

Jan. 23, 2019

Human Services weather-related announcements: Devils Lake, Grand Forks and Fargo offices to open 2 hours late (at 10 a.m.) on Thursday, Jan. 24

Jan. 15, 2019

ND to issue February Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits early to qualifying households

Jan. 7, 2019

North Dakota launches Dual Status Youth Initiative to better serve those in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems

Jan. 1, 2019

Update: North Central Human Service Center and regional Vocational Rehabilitation office in Minot will re-open at noon tomorrow, Jan. 3

Jan. 1, 2019

North Central Human Service Center and regional Vocational Rehabilitation office in Minot closed today due to water main break

 
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