Family Services

George Jirout
Phone: 701-787-8540
Fax: 701-787-5918
Traci Van Beek
Phone: 701-787-8540
Fax: 701-787-5918

Foster Care
Juvenile court ordered placement of children between the ages of birth and 18 years outside the parental home until a permanent plan is developed.

Foster Home Licensure
The recruitment, assessment, and training of adult individuals or couples to provide substitute care to a minor child under the order of the court.

Prime Time
Short-term payment of licensed child care for children who are at risk of out of home placement.

Children's Special Health Services
The provision of medical assistance to children under the age of 21 years who have a qualifying medical condition and who meet income guidelines.

The payment of child care to an unmarried minor parent to enable them to complete their high school education.

Home Studies
The assessment of a home to determine its appropriateness for placement of a specific child/children under the jurisdiction of the court.

Subsidized Adoption
The provision of a grant and/or medical assistance to families who adopt a child/children with special needs.

Safety & Permanency Funds
A financial resource to help cover necessities to prevent out of home placement of a child/children or promote the reunification back into the family.

Grand Forks County Office Building, 151 South 4th Street, Grand Forks, ND 58201

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