Notice: Due to health concerns across the nation, we are taking measures to ensure the health and safety of the individuals we serve along with county and state employees.
Our eligibility workers are working from home to continue benefits and we may not be able to answer the eligibility phone at 952-6868. Please continue to call that number and leave a message. We will return your call. We will be using BLOCKED phone numbers so please answer our return calls from a blocked number and have your voicemail available for messages.
We encourage you to submit your documents via the self-service portal at https://www.nd.gov/dhs/onlineserv/ or email to: email@example.com, mail to PO Box 809, Jamestown ND 58402, fax to (701) 252-1561 and to contact county staff when necessary via phone at (701) 952-6868.
The Human Service Zone provides eligibility programs, child welfare services and programs for the aged, mentally, and/or physically disabled.
The role of the Human Service Zone for eligibility programs is to determine eligibility for financial assistance to low income individuals and families including eligibility for food stamps, fuel assistance, temporary assistance to needy families, child care assistance, basic care and Medicaid programs.
Child Welfare programs include child protection, case management, foster care for children, foster care licensing of homes, parent aide services, prime time childcare services, childcare licensing, children’s special health services and referral services.
The Adult Services include case management (assessment, developing a care plan, authorizing and monitoring services) for clients that are elderly and/or disabled.
The Buffalo Bridges Human Service Zone board meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at 10:00 AM. Every third meeting is held in the Barnes County Courthouse in Valley City. For more information view our calendar of events at https://www.co.stutsman.nd.us/events/