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Childcare Assistance and Caregiver Support

Benefit Category: Federal

Childcare Assistance

ChildCare Aware® of America

The nation’s leading voice for child care. They work with state and local Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) and other community partners to ensure that all families have access to quality, affordable child care. To achieve their mission, they lead projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, offer comprehensive training to child care professionals, undertake research, and advocate for child care policies that improve the lives of children and families.

Visit the Military Families Program for information on childcare assistance.

ChildCare Aware of North Dakota

Provides localized resources for parents and providers.

Child Care Assistance Program

The N.D. Child Care Assistance Program helps income-eligible families pay for child care while they work or attend school or training.

Cass-Clay YMCA Child Care Assistance

YMCA Learning Centers work with child care assistance programs in both Cass and Clay Counties. If you would like more information on applying for assistance, please contact 701.241.5761 in Cass County and 218.299.5200 in Clay County.

Caregiver Support

Family Caregiver Alliance

A public voice for caregivers, illuminating the daily challenges they face, offering them the assistance they so desperately need and deserve, and championing their cause through education, services, research and advocacy.

Find out more about Caregiving and Veterans.

Wounded Veteran Family Care Program

For those families who provide a substantial amount of care for a catastrophically wounded, injured, or ill veteran at home.

Veteran Caregiver

It is a safe place to air questions and frustrations on and offline, but they also provide individualized assistance when you've hit the wall. As a veteran or a caregiver of a veteran, your life may be significantly altered by injury, illness, or aging. Stop by if you're feeling isolated or alone, want/need people around you who "get it", and you'd benefit from networking with peers and professionals, community health and recovery resources. VeteranCaregiver is here to fill the need for acknowledgement, mentoring as only peers can do, and to provide accessible support from others who share or can address your challenges. 

Elizabeth Dole Foundation

The mission of the Elizabeth Dole Foundation is  to uplift American military caregivers by strengthening the services afforded to them through innovation, evidence-based research, and collaboration.

Our approach is to assist the organizations and agencies that serve caregivers — spouses, parents, and others — responsible for an injured military member. Our efforts are designed to better align lifeline services for wounded warriors, promote synergy between the public, private, and nonprofit communities, and raise awareness about the critical needs facing caregivers today. We are not here to reinvent the wheel. Instead, we strive to strengthen the community that currently supports service members and their families through a philosophy based on the following five core principles. Our Philosophy Five core principles guide the philosophy of our Foundation: Conduct evidence-based research on the needs of military caregivers; Empower caregivers; Drive innovation; Promote collaboration; and Raise Awareness.

Discharge Requests

Most Veteran’s benefits require that applicants provide a copy of their Form DD 214 or discharge record, which is evidence of their veteran status. This is an important document and must be safeguarded. In the State of North Dakota separation documents are considered confidential and privileged NDCC 37-18-11 (13). National Guard members may receive a NGB22 and/or NGB23 upon obtaining 20 years of satisfactory service (20 year letter).