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Direct Service Locations

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 (formerly county social service 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 locating other local resources and programs.
Life Skills and Transition Center (Grafton, N.D.)
Is a state-operated, comprehensive support agency for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and was formerly named the N.D. Develomental Center
Regional Human Service Centers (Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot, and Williston, N.D., with outreach offices in Grafton, Rolla and Valley City)
Provide help to individuals and families with concerns including behavioral health needs, disabilities, and other needs.
State Hospital (Jamestown, N.D.)
Provides specialized psychiatric and substance abuse services for individuals whose needs exceed the resources and capacity of other community services
Regional Vocational Rehabilitation Offices (Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot, and Williston, N.D.)
Assist North Dakotans with disabilities to improve their employment opportunities and assist North Dakota businesses in finding solutions to their disability-related issues


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