Minot AFB Community
In Ward County
Picking up from one place and moving to another is always a hassle, especially when kids and pets are involved. Knowing whom to call or where to find information can help make the transition easier.
Local government websites are valuable resources for newcomers to Ward County because they provide important connections to other residents, local businesses and public safety. These sites give up-to-date information on local happenings, municipal contacts, weather and events such as city council meetings:
State of North Dakota
City of Burlington
City of Kenmare
City of Minot
City of Surrey
FAMILY, CHILDREN AND CHILD CARE SERVICES
Babysitters, Nannies, Child Care and Senior Home Care
Find family care with this website that will allow you to search for local caregivers for children, adults/seniors, pets and even housekeepers for your home.
Or you can post a caregiver job and the let the applicants find you — guaranteed responses within three days. Access to background checks, references and reviews helps you to make hiring decisions with confidence.
The site also provides helpful information such as how much to pay a baby sitter, how to interview a pet sitter and how to find a tutor or after-school activity for your student.
Active-duty military families receive a 25 percent discount on any subscription.
Child Care Aware
Improving access to affordable, quality child care is one of Child Care Aware of America’s top goals. Search the site’s “State by State Resources for Families” to connect with national organizations and associations that provide information for families regarding child development, parenting, and child care concerns and questions.
The site will also help you find information on locating quality child care, the types of child care available to you and how to evaluate the child care providers you visit.
There’s also a special section for the military child covering topics such as military fee assistance, payments and provider services.
North Dakota Department of Human Services’ Children and Family Services
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Department 325
Bismarck, ND 58505 701-328-2316
The Department of Human Services’ Children and Family Services Division is responsible for many programs and services, and sets policies and procedures for public child welfare services. Most of the state’s public child welfare services are provided directly through county social service offices. Staff members at the department’s eight regional human service centers serve as resources for the counties by providing program supervision and direction. The department’s programs include early childhood services, child protection, children’s mental health services, family preservation, foster care, refugee services and more.
Ward County Social Services
225 Third St. SE
Minot, ND 58701 701-852-3552
Ward County Social Services provides a wide range of services including both social services and economic assistance programs. Some of the services offered are child protection, foster care case management, health services and intensive in-home family therapy. Adult services are also offered through the county.