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Call:1-855-462-5465  Email: CareChoice@ND.gov

 

At some point in our lives the majority of us will become a caregiver. North Dakota has over 68,000 unpaid informal caregivers that provide assistance in daily activities for a relative or loved one such as:

  • Personal Cares; such as: toilet training, bathing
  • Meal preparation
  • Transportation

 

Search a list of individuals who are enrolled with the state of ND to provide in home care.

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In North Dakota there are many ways to get the support you need as a caregiver. It might be overused and cliché but you really do need to learn to put your facemask on first when you are a caregiver!

 

The type of support you may need may vary over time but below are some common terms and links to help you along your caregiving journey.

Disclaimer: This information was compiled as a public service. Every effort was made to provide complete and accurate information. We apologize for any inadvertent error or omissions and ask that you bring these to our attention. Thank you.

Respite Care:

  • Is a brief beneficial break from caregiving
  • Should be used frequently and early in your caregiving experience to avoid exhaustion, isolation, and the feeling of being overwhelmed
  • Read the ABCs of Respite to learn more
  • Call the ADRL (1-855-462-5465) for more information on Respite Care

North Dakota Family Caregiver Support Program:

  • Helps eligible caregivers address challenges related to providing 24-hour care
  • Provides services including respite care, information about services and supports, training to assist caregivers to improve their caregiving skills, individual and family counseling, and other services to complement the care provided by caregivers
  • Call the ADRL (1-855-462-5465) for more information on the North Dakota FCSP
  • Click Here for more information

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS):

  • Includes a variety of services and supports paid for by Federal, State, and local funding to allow people to stay in their homes.  Contact your county office to apply for state and federally funded HCBS
  • Click Here to find your local office contact information
  • Are administered by your local county social service office or through other community providers
  • Considers a person’s functional ability and financial status to determine if the person qualifies for help
  • Call the ADRL (1-855-462-5465) to connect with services 

Options Counseling:

  • Provided by a professional in your area, employed by the Aging Services Division who is familiar with local supports and services for older adults and people with physical disabilities 
  • Can make home visits, meet you at a convenient location, or talk by phone to connect you to available services
  • Helps guide people and their families through options in services and supports that match their needs
  • Call the ADRL (1-855-462-5465) to connect with a RASPA to schedule an options counseling visit

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

  • Is a self-care education program that will provide you with tools and strategies to better handle the unique caregiver challenges you face.
  • Click Here for more information.

Qualified Service Provider (QSP):

  • Is an individual independent contractor or agency that provides paid care for people in their homes or communities
  • Find a QSP by searching HERE or calling the ADRL (1-855-462-5465).

 

Services Available in North Dakota

ABLE Accounts-Bank of ND: Similar to a 529 college savings account but is for individuals with disabilities and their families.

Dakota Center for Independent Living: Can provide a variety of services, their core services involve information/referral, peer support, individual and systems advocacy, independent living skills training, and transitional services. Can also provide accessibility assessments and representative payee service.

North Dakota Children’s Cabinet: Created in 2019 to assess, guide and coordinate the care for children across the state branches of government and the tribal nations. 

Client Assistance Program (CAP): Federal funded grant designed to assist individuals with disabilities in resolving challenges they may experience with federally funded rehabilitation programs such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Centers for Independent Living and Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Programs.

Guardianship: Once a child with special needs reaches the age of 16 and their parent/guardian wants to petition for guardianship of an incapacitated adult this page has many useful links and forms.

Family Voices: Provides families tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, builds partnerships among professionals and families, and serves as a trusted resource on health care.

Human Service Zones (formerly county social services): A map with specific information regarding your county. These Zones have professionals on site who can help people that need a variety of services and supports.

ND Assistive: Has expertise in the field of assistive technology and can provide comprehensive, quality services related to assistive technology.

Pathfinder Services of ND: Offers resources to parents and families, youth and young adults, professionals and the community focusing on individuals from birth to age 26 with learning differences or challenges.

ND Protection and Advocacy Project: ND P&A offers many programs to assist with uniting to champion the equality and inclusion of people with disabilities where they live, learn, work and play.

Regional Human Service Centers: ND’s Department of Human Services operates 8 regional human services centers. Each services a multi-county area and can provide counseling, mental health services, substance abuse treatment, disability services and other human services.

ND Statewide Independent Living Council: Guides the development of the Independent Living System in North Dakota, through active involvement of people with disabilities.

National Child Welfare Resource Center for Tribes: Is designed to improve child welfare systems and to support States and Tribes in achieving sustainable, systematic change that results in greater safety, permanency and well-being for children, youth and families.

Vocational Rehabilitation: Individuals with disabilities ages 16+ are worked with to improve their employment opportunities and assist businesses in solving disability-related issues.

 

Search a list of individuals who are enrolled with the state of ND to provide in home care.

Find a Provider

 

Here you will find specific resources related to: Autism, Behavioral Health, Blindness, Brain Injury, Deafness/Hard of Hearing, Developmental Disabilities.  Please click on each title to expand each section.

ABLE Accounts-Bank of ND: Similar to a 529 college savings account but is for individuals with disabilities and their families.

North Dakota Children’s Cabinet: Created in 2019 to assess, guide and coordinate the care for children across the state branches of government and the tribal nations. 

Client Assistance Program (CAP): Federal funded grant designed to assist individuals with disabilities in resolving challenges they may experience with federally funded rehabilitation programs such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Centers for Independent Living and Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Programs.

Guardianship: Once a child with special needs reaches the age of 16 and their parent/guardian wants to petition for guardianship of an incapacitated adult this page has many useful links and forms.

Family Voices: Provides families tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, builds partnerships among professionals and families, and serves as a trusted resource on health care.

Human Service Zones (formerly county social services): A map with specific information regarding your county. These Zones have professionals on site who can help people that need a variety of services and supports.

Medical Services: Information on Medicaid and eligibility, etc.. can be found here.

ND Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force: Examines early intervention and family support services for individuals with autism spectrum disorders to help them remain in their homes and communities. The task force consists of individuals appointed by the governor.

ND Protection and Advocacy Project: ND P&A offers many programs to assist with uniting to champion the equality and inclusion of people with disabilities where they live, learn, work and play.

 

ABLE Accounts-Bank of ND: Similar to a 529 college savings account but is for individuals with disabilities and their families.

Dakota Center for Independent Living: Can provide a variety of services, their core services involve information/referral, peer support, individual and systems advocacy, independent living skills training, and transitional services. Can also provide accessibility assessments and representative payee service.

North Dakota Children’s Cabinet: Created in 2019 to assess, guide and coordinate the care for children across the state branches of government and the tribal nations. 

Client Assistance Program (CAP): Federal funded grant designed to assist individuals with disabilities in resolving challenges they may experience with federally funded rehabilitation programs such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Centers for Independent Living and Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Programs.

Community Action Partnership of ND: By combining local, state, private, and federal resources the Community Action Agencies enable low- and moderate-income people of all ages to secure the opportunities they need to obtain and maintain self-sufficiency.

Consumer Family Network: Dedicated to ensuring the mental healthcare system of ND, are consumer and family driven.

Guardianship: Once a child with special needs reaches the age of 16 and their parent/guardian wants to petition for guardianship of an incapacitated adult this page has many useful links and forms.

Durable Power of Attorney: Information on how to obtain power of attorney in North Dakota can be found here.

Family Voices: Provides families tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, builds partnerships among professionals and families, and serves as a trusted resource on health care.

Human Service Zones (formerly county social services): A map with specific information regarding your county. These Zones have professionals on site who can help people that need a variety of services and supports.

North Dakota Medicaid Office: Information on eligibility, applying, etc. can all be found here.

Mental Health Advocacy Network: A North Dakota coalition advocating for consumer-driven mental health services.

Mental Health America: Their mission is to promote mental health through education, advocacy, understanding and access to quality care for all individuals.

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health: Parent-run advocacy organization focused on the needs of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, and mental disorders and their families.

ND Assistive: A non-profit organization that bridges the gap between ability and disability by matching people with assistive technology so they can live, work, play and contribute to their communities.

North Dakota Association of Community Providers: A state-wide association whose membership provides a wide range of services for people with disabilities – Developmental, Intellectual, Mental Health, and Physical.

ND Community of Practice: The mission of the ND Community of Practice for Transition is to work towards building, supporting, and sustaining community partnerships. The system promotes and improves the scope, opportunity and quality for youth with disabilities to adequately prepare for life and career beyond high school.

ND Disabilities Advocacy Consortium

ND Post Adopt Network: The ND Post Adopt Network is a service that provides support to families who have adopted from foster care, infant adoption, international adoption, other domestic adoptions, and to families who provide guardianship to a child in their home. ND Post Adopt Network is a support system that offers a wide array of services and is completely free to you and your family. One extremely important component of any adoption or guardianship is the support network that families have as their child/ren continues to develop.

Nexus-PATH Family Healing: Provide telehealth and in-person appointments for people needing mental health and trauma recovery support. We also support our communities with in-home, in-school, and other onsite therapy services. They serve children, teens, adults, couples and families.

ND Protection and Advocacy Project: ND P&A offers many programs to assist with uniting to champion the equality and inclusion of people with disabilities where they live, learn, work and play.

Pathfinder: Statewide nonprofit organization that offers resources to educate parents, youth, professionals, and the community, focusing on individuals birth-26 with learning differences or challenges.

The Arc of ND: The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and serving them and their families. We work tirelessly to uphold our vision that every individual and family living with I/DD in the United States has access to the information, advocacy, and skills they need to support their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

Vocational Rehabilitation: Primary mission is to assist North Dakotans with disabilities to improve their employment opportunities and to assist North Dakota businesses in finding solutions to their disability-related issues.

Youth Empowering Social Status (YESS): YESS is a youth group ran by people with and without disabilities through Dakota Center for Independent Living. We aim to support our community through volunteering, spread awareness about disability, host events in the community, and much more!

Youthworks: Helping homeless, runaway, trafficked and struggling youth throughout North Dakota.

 

ABLE Accounts-Bank of ND: Similar to a 529 college savings account but is for individuals with disabilities and their families.

Dakota Center for Independent Living: Can provide a variety of services, their core services involve information/referral, peer support, individual and systems advocacy, independent living skills training, and transitional services. Can also provide accessibility assessments and representative payee service.

North Dakota Children’s Cabinet: Created in 2019 to assess, guide and coordinate the care for children across the state branches of government and the tribal nations. 

Client Assistance Program (CAP): Federal funded grant designed to assist individuals with disabilities in resolving challenges they may experience with federally funded rehabilitation programs such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Centers for Independent Living and Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Programs.

Guardianship: Once a child with special needs reaches the age of 16 and their parent/guardian wants to petition for guardianship of an incapacitated adult this page has many useful links and forms.

Durable Power of Attorney: Information on how to obtain power of attorney in North Dakota can be found here.

Family Voices: Provides families tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, builds partnerships among professionals and families, and serves as a trusted resource on health care.

Human Service Zones (formerly county social services): A map with specific information regarding your county. These Zones have professionals on site who can help people that need a variety of services and supports.

ND Assistive: A non-profit organization that bridges the gap between ability and disability by matching people with assistive technology so they can live, work, play and contribute to their communities.

ND Community of Practice: The mission of the ND Community of Practice for Transition is to work towards building, supporting, and sustaining community partnerships. The system promotes and improves the scope, opportunity and quality for youth with disabilities to adequately prepare for life and career beyond high school.

ND Protection and Advocacy Project: ND P&A offers many programs to assist with uniting to champion the equality and inclusion of people with disabilities where they live, learn, work and play.

ND Vision Services/School for the Blind: Provides the resources and trained staff to meet the needs of people (of all ages) throughout the great State of North Dakota with visual impairment. At NDVS/SB, we believe that a person who is blind or visually impaired has the right to receive instruction in all aspects of his/her life in order to learn the skills necessary to reach full potential. In compliance with state and federal mandates, NDVS/SB offers a full range of service options, based on an individual's strengths and needs. We put a great deal of emphasis on providing the emotional support that is often needed to work through issues that arise due to visual impairment. This includes support to family members. It is also important to note that our agency works in close cooperation with the public schools, the Department of Human Services, consumer groups and a variety other non-profit agencies.

Pathfinder: Statewide nonprofit organization that offers resources to educate parents, youth, professionals, and the community, focusing on individuals birth-26 with learning differences or challenges.

Vocational Rehabilitation: Primary mission is to assist North Dakotans with disabilities to improve their employment opportunities and to assist North Dakota businesses in finding solutions to their disability-related issues.

 

ABLE Accounts-Bank of ND: Similar to a 529 college savings account but is for individuals with disabilities and their families.

Dakota Center for Independent Living: Can provide a variety of services, their core services involve information/referral, peer support, individual and systems advocacy, independent living skills training, and transitional services. Can also provide accessibility assessments and representative payee service.

North Dakota Children’s Cabinet: Created in 2019 to assess, guide and coordinate the care for children across the state branches of government and the tribal nations. 

Client Assistance Program (CAP): Federal funded grant designed to assist individuals with disabilities in resolving challenges they may experience with federally funded rehabilitation programs such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Centers for Independent Living and Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Programs.

Community Action Partnership of ND: By combining local, state, private, and federal resources the Community Action Agencies enable low- and moderate-income people of all ages to secure the opportunities they need to obtain and maintain self-sufficiency.

Guardianship: Once a child with special needs reaches the age of 16 and their parent/guardian wants to petition for guardianship of an incapacitated adult this page has many useful links and forms.

Durable Power of Attorney: Information on how to obtain power of attorney in North Dakota can be found here.

Family Voices: Provides families tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, builds partnerships among professionals and families, and serves as a trusted resource on health care.

Human Service Zones (formerly county social services): A map with specific information regarding your county. These Zones have professionals on site who can help people that need a variety of services and supports.

North Dakota Medicaid Office: Information on eligibility, applying, etc. can all be found here.

ND Assistive: A non-profit organization that bridges the gap between ability and disability by matching people with assistive technology so they can live, work, play and contribute to their communities.

North Dakota Association of Community Providers: A state-wide association whose membership provides a wide range of services for people with disabilities – Developmental, Intellectual, Mental Health, and Physical.

ND Community of Practice: The mission of the ND Community of Practice for Transition is to work towards building, supporting, and sustaining community partnerships. The system promotes and improves the scope, opportunity and quality for youth with disabilities to adequately prepare for life and career beyond high school.

North Dakota Brain Injury Network: Resource center for North Dakotan’s with brain injuries, their caregivers and providers.

ND Protection and Advocacy Project: ND P&A offers many programs to assist with uniting to champion the equality and inclusion of people with disabilities where they live, learn, work and play.

Pathfinder: Statewide nonprofit organization that offers resources to educate parents, youth, professionals, and the community, focusing on individuals birth-26 with learning differences or challenges.

Vocational Rehabilitation: Primary mission is to assist North Dakotans with disabilities to improve their employment opportunities and to assist North Dakota businesses in finding solutions to their disability-related issues.

Youth Empowering Social Status (YESS): YESS is a youth group ran by people with and without disabilities through Dakota Center for Independent Living. We aim to support our community through volunteering, spread awareness about disability, host events in the community, and much more!

 

ABLE Accounts-Bank of ND: Similar to a 529 college savings account but is for individuals with disabilities and their families.

Dakota Center for Independent Living: Can provide a variety of services, their core services involve information/referral, peer support, individual and systems advocacy, independent living skills training, and transitional services. Can also provide accessibility assessments and representative payee service.

Client Assistance Program (CAP): Federal funded grant designed to assist individuals with disabilities in resolving challenges they may experience with federally funded rehabilitation programs such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Centers for Independent Living and Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Programs.

Guardianship: Once a child with special needs reaches the age of 16 and their parent/guardian wants to petition for guardianship of an incapacitated adult this page has many useful links and forms.

Durable Power of Attorney: Information on how to obtain power of attorney in North Dakota can be found here.

Family Voices: Provides families tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, builds partnerships among professionals and families, and serves as a trusted resource on health care.

Human Service Zones (formerly county social services): A map with specific information regarding your county. These Zones have professionals on site who can help people that need a variety of services and supports.

ND Assistive: A non-profit organization that bridges the gap between ability and disability by matching people with assistive technology so they can live, work, play and contribute to their communities.

ND Community of Practice: The mission of the ND Community of Practice for Transition is to work towards building, supporting, and sustaining community partnerships. The system promotes and improves the scope, opportunity and quality for youth with disabilities to adequately prepare for life and career beyond high school.

ND School for the Deaf: The school is an educational institution for the education of persons of all ages with severe to profound hearing loss that looks at the individual needs of the child and family. Out-of-state students are accepted on a tuition basis. NDSD/RCDHH collaborates with public and private entities for the provision of services to adult individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing plus provides direct services to adults statewide.

ND Protection and Advocacy Project: ND P&A offers many programs to assist with uniting to champion the equality and inclusion of people with disabilities where they live, learn, work and play.

Pathfinder: Statewide nonprofit organization that offers resources to educate parents, youth, professionals, and the community, focusing on individuals birth-26 with learning differences or challenges.

 

ABLE Accounts-Bank of ND: Similar to a 529 college savings account but is for individuals with disabilities and their families.

Dakota Center for Independent Living: Can provide a variety of services, their core services involve information/referral, peer support, individual and systems advocacy, independent living skills training, and transitional services. Can also provide accessibility assessments and representative payee service.

Dakota Center for Independent Living: Empowers people with disabilities by minimizing barriers, advocating for inclusion and promoting consumer choice.

North Dakota Children’s Cabinet: Created in 2019 to assess, guide and coordinate the care for children across the state branches of government and the tribal nations. 

Client Assistance Program (CAP): Federal funded grant designed to assist individuals with disabilities in resolving challenges they may experience with federally funded rehabilitation programs such as Vocational Rehabilitation, Centers for Independent Living and Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Programs.

Community Action Partnership of ND: By combining local, state, private, and federal resources the Community Action Agencies enable low- and moderate-income people of all ages to secure the opportunities they need to obtain and maintain self-sufficiency.

Designer Genes: A Down Syndrome support network that works on strengthening opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome and those who support them to learn, earn and belong.

Developmental Disabilities Services: Developmental Disabilities provides support and training to individuals and families in order to maximize community and family inclusion, independence, and self-sufficiency; to prevent institutionalization; and to enable institutionalized individuals to return to the community. To achieve this goal, the Developmental Disabilities Division contracts with private, nonprofit and for-profit organizations to provide an array of residential services, day services, and family support services.

Developmental Disabilities Licensed Providers

Guardianship: Once a child with special needs reaches the age of 16 and their parent/guardian wants to petition for guardianship of an incapacitated adult this page has many useful links and forms.

Durable Power of Attorney: Information on how to obtain power of attorney in North Dakota can be found here.

Family Voices: Provides families tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, builds partnerships among professionals and families, and serves as a trusted resource on health care.

Human Service Zones (formerly county social services): A map with specific information regarding your county. These Zones have professionals on site who can help people that need a variety of services and supports.

North Dakota Medicaid Office: Information on eligibility, applying, etc. can all be found here.

ND Assistive: A non-profit organization that bridges the gap between ability and disability by matching people with assistive technology so they can live, work, play and contribute to their communities.

North Dakota Association of Community Providers: A state-wide association whose membership provides a wide range of services for people with disabilities – Developmental, Intellectual, Mental Health, and Physical.

ND Community of Practice: The mission of the ND Community of Practice for Transition is to work towards building, supporting, and sustaining community partnerships. The system promotes and improves the scope, opportunity and quality for youth with disabilities to adequately prepare for life and career beyond high school.

ND Center for Persons with Disabilities: Provide service, education, and research which empowers communities to welcome, value and support the well-being and quality of life for people of all ages and abilities.

Pathfinder: Statewide nonprofit organization that offers resources to educate parents, youth, professionals, and the community, focusing on individuals birth-26 with learning differences or challenges.

The Arc of ND: The Arc is the largest national community-based organization advocating for and with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and serving them and their families. We work tirelessly to uphold our vision that every individual and family living with I/DD in the United States has access to the information, advocacy, and skills they need to support their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

The Life Skills Transition Center: The Life Skills & Transition Center (formerly the Developmental Center) is a state-operated, comprehensive support agency for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, located in Grafton, N.D. The center provides specialized services and is a safety net for people whose needs exceed community resources.

Vocational Rehabilitation: Primary mission is to assist North Dakotans with disabilities to improve their employment opportunities and to assist North Dakota businesses in finding solutions to their disability-related issues.

Youth Empowering Social Status (YESS): YESS is a youth group ran by people with and without disabilities through Dakota Center for Independent Living. We aim to support our community through volunteering, spread awareness about disability, host events in the community, and much more!

 

Search a list of individuals who are enrolled with the state of ND to provide in home care.

Find a Provider

 

Search a list of individuals who are enrolled with the state of ND to provide in home care.

Find a Provider