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Heather Steffl, 701-328-4933, for issues relating to Field Services (Regional Human Service Centers, the State Hospital, and the Life Skills and Transition Center), Aging, Autism, Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, and Vocational Rehabilitation

LuWanna Lawrence, 701-328-1892, for issues relating to Children and Family Services, Economic Assistance, Child Support, Medical Services, and Administration and Support

2015 News Releases
June 29, 2015 Northwest Human Service Center regional advisory group will meet Aug. 5 in Williston
June 23, 2015 Celebrating the ADA: Agency works to increase access to employment for people with disabilities
June 21, 2015 Councils that promote independent living and employment of people with disabilities to hold joint meeting
June 21, 2015 Child Welfare Professionals to Benefit from Conference in Bismarck July 28-30
June 20, 2015 State Council on Developmental Disabilities is accepting grant applications now
June 17, 2015 Informational Meeting for Direct Care Workers to be Held in Jamestown
July 17, 2015 Two Additional Farmers Markets Now Accepting SNAP Benefits - Nine farmers markets in 11 North Dakota cities participating in program
July 17, 2015 Stakeholder group that provides guidance on helping people transition from institutional care to community living to meet July 21 in Bismarck
July 14, 2015 Group working to address problem gambling to meet July 15
July 13, 2015 North Dakota Mental Health and Substance Abuse Planning Council will meet July 16-17 in Bismarck
July 13, 2015 Department reminds stakeholders of upcoming regional human service center advisory group meetings in mid-July
July 13, 2015 Committee Advising North Dakota Medicaid Program to Meet July 15
July 9, 2015 N.D. Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force meeting is July 13
July 8, 2015 Informational Meeting for Direct Care Workers to be Held in Mott
July 6, 2015 Badlands Human Service Center advisory group to meeting July 9
July 1, 2015 North Dakota Human Services launches trauma awareness project
July 1, 2015 Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota to offer domestic violence treatment in the Minot region
June 30, 2015 North Dakota Olmstead Commission to meet July 1 in Bismarck
June 30, 2015 West Central Human Service Center Advisory Group to meet July 14 in Bismarck
June 26, 2015 North Dakota State Hospital Governing Board to meet June 29
June 23, 2015 Cooling Assistance is Available to Low-Income Individuals with Medical Needs
June 23, 2015 Agency launches central intake line to report elder abuse and neglect
June 23, 2015 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamp) clients urged to act quickly: Have 10 days to seek replacement benefits after weekend storms
June 22, 2015 Informational Meeting for Direct Care Workers to be Held in Lakota
June 18, 2015 Food Drive Collects Groceries and Funds for Great Plains Food Bank
June 17, 2015 Informational Meeting for Direct Care Workers to be Held in Ashley and Napoleon
June 17, 2015 Informational Meeting for Direct Care Workers to be Held in Hillsboro
June 10, 2015 Northeast Human Service Center advisory group to meet June 15 in Grand Forks
June 10, 2015 Committee on Aging to discuss services and programs on June 12 in Bismarck
June 5, 2015 Elder Abuse Awareness Day Events Planned
June 3, 2015 Billings/Golden Valley County Employee Honored by Department of Human Services
June 2, 2015 Community mental health coordination meeting is June 8 in Grand Forks
June 2, 2015 Marihart earns doctorate in gerontology
May 29, 2015 Foerster named superintendent of the Life Skills Transition Center in Grafton
May 28, 2015 State council on services for people with developmental disabilities to meet June 4 in Bismarck
May 27, 2015 Etherington named superintendent of the North Dakota State Hospital
May 26, 2015 Informational Meetings for Direct Care Workers to be Held in Stanley and Williston
May 26, 2015 Community Coordinating Council to meet June 3 in Dickinson
May 20, 2015 NDAdvantage launched today; Offers participating employers a competitive advantage
May 19, 2015 Foster Homes Offer More than Shelter to North Dakota Children and Youth
May 19, 2015 Meeting sites added; one changed for Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Committee on May 20
May 18, 2015 Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Committee to meet May 20
May 15, 2015 Group focused on employment of people with disabilities to meet May 20 in Bismarck
May 14, 2015 Stakeholder group that provides guidance on helping people transition from institutional care to community living to meet May 26 in Bismarck
May 12, 2015 May 18 meeting to focus on helping youth with disabilities successfully transition to independent living
May 7, 2015 Statewide Independent Living Council meeting is May 14-15 in Minot
May 7, 2015 Child Care Providers Recognized with Make a Difference Awards
May 5, 2015 UPDATE: West Central Human Service Center and other department offices plan to reopen May 6
May 5, 2015 West Central Human Service Center and some Department of Human Services offices close temporarily due to water main break
April 29, 2015 N.D. Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force to meet May 4 via multiple video conferencing sites
April 28, 2015 Devils Lake Human Service Center Advisory Group to meet May 14
April 28, 2015 Professionals Required to Report Child Abuse and Neglect Benefit from Online Interactive Training
April 22, 2015 Department names Sagness director of newly named Behavioral Health Division
April 22, 2015 Grant helps grow gardening program for people with disabilities
April 20, 2015 Four more organizations receive autism training grants; Training scheduled
April 16, 2015 Home Alone: Publication Offers Parents Insight on Making Summertime Child Care Decision
April 16, 2015 North Central Human Service Centerís advisory group to meet April 20 in Minot
April 15, 2015 State Rehabilitation Council to hear agency updates at April meeting
April 13, 2015 Council on Developmental Disabilities hosts community self-advocacy meetings in April and May
April 10, 2015 Department reminds stakeholders of April 15 human service center advisory group meetings in Fargo and Jamestown
April 9, 2015 Region VII Community Coordinating Council to meet April 30 in Bismarck
April 9, 2015 North Dakota Problem Gambling Advisory Council to meet April 15
April 8, 2015 Agency awards autism training grants; funding is still available
April 8, 2015 Badlands Human Service Center hosts advisory group meeting
April 8, 2015 Dailey joins Department of Human Servicesí Behavioral Health Division
April 1, 2015 Events Seek to Raise Awareness About Child Abuse Prevention
March 31, 2015 Badlands Region Community Coordinating Council to meet April 1 in Dickinson
March 31, 2015 Council on Developmental Disabilities seeks applicants for open spot
March 30, 2015 State Mental Health and Substance Abuse Planning Council will meet April 16-17 in Bismarck
March 30, 2015 North Dakota Family-Based Services Conference to be Held in Fargo April 8-10
March 27, 2015 Human Service Center Advisory Group to meet April 14 in Bismarck
March 25, 2015 New transitional living facility to serve people in Devils Lake region
March 19, 2015 Rehabilitation counselors recognized for connecting people to jobs
March 18, 2015 Grants to support autism training are available
March 13, 2015 Informational Meetings for Direct Care Workers to be Held in Carson
March 11, 2015 State Council on Developmental Disabilities will meet March 19 via multiple video conference sites
March 10, 2015 Committee on Aging to Meet March 13 in Bismarck
March 9, 2015 Regional human service center advisory group to meet March 23 in Grand Forks
March 6, 2015 Thousands of North Dakotans may struggle with problem gambling; help is available (March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month)
March 4, 2015 Northeast Human Service Center hosts community coordination meeting
March 3, 2015 Informational Meetings for Direct Care Workers to be Held in Devils Lake and Fort Totten
March 2, 2015 Informational Meetings for Direct Care Workers to be Held in Ft. Yates, Linton, and Stanton
Feb. 26, 2015 Agency offers specialized treatment for traumatized children
Feb. 20, 2015 Lake Region Human Service Centerís Rolla outreach office moves into new building
Feb. 20, 2015 Council coordinating services for children with disabilities to meet
Feb. 12, 2015 Indian Child Welfare and Wellness Conference to be held in Mandan Feb. 18-20
Feb. 12, 2015 Informational Meetings for Direct Care Workers to be Held in Bismarck, Mandan, and Steele
Feb. 10, 2015 Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities to meet Feb. 18 in Bismarck
Feb. 5, 2015 Statewide Independent Living Council to meet Feb. 12-13 in Bismarck
Feb. 3, 2015 State Council on Developmental Disabilities seeks ideas to support health and wellness - video conference meeting scheduled Feb. 13, 2015
Jan. 29, 2015 Community Coordinating Council to meet Feb. 4 in Dickinson
Jan. 20, 2015 Human Services and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Sign Agreement to Cooperate on Providing Child Support Services
Jan. 19, 2015 Southeast Human Service Center's Advisory Group to meet Jan. 21 in Fargo
Jan. 19, 2015 South Central Human Service Center's Advisory Group to meet in Jamestown on Jan. 21
Jan. 7, 2015 Devils Lake Human Service Center Advisory Group meeting rescheduled to Jan. 15
 
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