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Child Welfare Services

Child Care Licensing

About

The North Star Human Service Zone works with the North Dakota Department of Human Services to license child care/daycare. Licensed child care offers caregivers the knowledge that providers are regulated through standards and monitoring. Child care providers can apply to be licensed or self-declared. For more information, please contact a Child Care Licensing Specialist of visit one of the links provided below.

Contact

Hillary Whitaker, Child Care Licensing Specialist for WIlliams and McKenzie Counties
 701-444-7473
Janinne Paulson, Child Care Licensing Specialist for Divide, Burke, Renville, Mountrail, and Dunn Counties
 701-339-5673

Child Protection Services (CPS)

North Dakota's Department of Human Services now manages a centralized and specialized CPS intake unit. Individuals who suspect a child is being abused or neglected in North Dakota can make a report to the intake unit by calling 1-833-958-3500, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Central Time (7 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mountain Time). If a child is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1.

Law enforcement and health care professionals in need of a CPS worker to respond to their location immediately can continue to contact the North Star Human Service Zone for situations in Burke, Divide, Williams, and Renville Counties. Supporting documents should be faxed to the new centralized CPS Intake Unit at 701-328-0361. Local CPS supervisors and workers are responsible for notifying law enforcement of potential criminal situations.

Foster Home Licensing

About

The North Star HSZ works with the North Dakota Department of Human Services to license homes for foster care. Foster care families provide 24-hour care for children whose parents are unable, neglect, or refuse to provide for their children's needs. Being a foster parents means that you provide food, clothing, shelter, security, safety, guidance and comfort for the foster child or children.

In nearly all cases, a child in care has been removed from their home by a court order, with custody given to a public agency, such as the Division of Juvenile Services, Human Service Zone (HSZ), or Tribal Social Services.

Contact

Kathleen Molland, Foster Home Licenser
 701-774-6300
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