Notice: Effective January 1st, 2020 the former offices of Stutsman and Barnes County Social Services are now the Buffalo Bridges Human Service Zone. Offices will remain in the same locations.
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 http://www.co.stutsman.nd.us/events/