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Resources, support groups

Authentic Voices of North Dakota: Provides opportunities for survivors and others impacted by child abuse or neglect to educate adults and protect children by sharing their Voice. For more information, visit http://www.pcand.org/ or email info@pcand or contact Authentic Voices at Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota 701-223-9052.

The Banquet: Volunteers serve a free meal which is open to the community Thursday evenings from 5:30-7 pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, 3rd Street and Avenue B, Bismarck, ND. For more information call 701-223-3560.

Bismarck-Mandan Learning Disabilities Association: Helping bridge the gap between parents and educators. Call 701-663-1949 if interested in forming a support group.

Bridge to Benefits: Are you wondering if you qualify for public assistance for food, heat, school meals, child care assistance or medical programs? Visits http://nd.bridgetobenefits.org/ to access the eligibility screening tool, find out information about these programs and print applications to mail.

Bridging the Dental Gap - "Enhancing Dental Care for Those in Need" : Bridging the Dental Gap is a non-profit community dental clinic serving low income and uninsured individuals in the Bismarck/Mandan area. Individuals must live within a 50 mile radius of the cities of Bismarck and Mandan, ND. for more information, email dentalgap@yahoo.com or call 701-221-0518.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Parent Portal: Provides parents with information from pregnancy through the teen years covering everything from safety at home and in the community to developmental milestones. http://www.cdc.gov./parents/.

Cerebral Palsy Support Group: Meets monthly. Call 701-255-5532 for dates and locations.

Childcare Aware of ND: A program that provides child care information, resources and tools for parents and child care providers. Childcare Aware provides a free service that can help you search for licensed childcare in North Dakota either through their website http://www.ndchildcare.org/ or by calling 1-800-997-8515.

Compassionate Friends: Support organization open to all bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. For more information, call 1-877-969-0010 for locations and times or check out their website at www.compassionatefriends.org.

Designer Genes: A support network for caregivers of people with Down's Syndrome in the Bismarck-Mandan area. Call 701-258-7421 or 701-221-9157 for information on activities. http://www.designergenesnd.com.

Disability Resources Monthly: Guide to disability resources on the internet. http:www.disabilityresources.org/.

Early Intervention: Program designed to help families with children with disabilities and/or developmental delays. Birth to age 3 qualify for support. Counties served: Burleigh, Morton, Grant, Oliver, Mercer, McLean, Emmons, Kidder and Sheridan. For more information, call 888-328-2662 or 701-328-8985.

Family Voices of North Dakota: Family Voices is a national and statewide health information and education center for families who have children with special health needs: disability, chronic illness and physical or mental health conditions. Their Parent to Parent program is a statewide network of parents supporting families of children with special health needs. For information email fvnd@drtel.net, visit the website www.fvnd.org or call 701-493-2634 or 888-484-2263.

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health: Support meeting for parents/guardians every 3rd Thursday, 7 pm at Pride Inc. offices at 1200 Missouri Avenue, Bismarck, ND. For more information, call 701-222-3310 or 1-800-484-2263 or visit www.ndffcmh.org.

Helping Everyone Achieve Recovery Today (HEART): An educational and support program for individuals in recovery or family members of an individual who is using alcohol or other drugs or is in recovery. HEART meets every Tuesday from 6-8 pm. For information, call 701-222-0386.

Morton-Sioux Special Education Unit Preschool Selective Screening: Screenings available for children 3, 4 and 5 years of age if there is a concern regarding development skills. Provided at no cost to parents in the following school districts: Mandan, Hebron, Glen Ullin, Sweet Briar, New Salem-Almont, Selfridge, Solen-Cannon Ball. Please contact your local school district.

National Center for Fathering: The center "provides practical, research-based training and (free) resources that equip men in virtually every fathering situation to be the involved fathers their children need." http://www.fathers.com.

Parents LEAD (Listen, Education, Ask, Discuss) is an evidence-based underage drinking prevention program targeting parents through statewide, web-based communication. An interactive website (www.parentslead.org) offers parents and professionals tips, tools and resources.

Right Track: A FREE in-home developmental screening for children birth to 3 years of age. Offered to every child. Service area includes: Burleigh, Emmons, Grant, Kidder, McLean, Mercer, Morton, Oliver and Sheridan counties. To enroll, please call 701-328-8985 or 888-328-262.

Scottish Rite Speech Therapy Center for Children: The Scottish Rite Speech Therapy Center for Children, a non-profit organization in Bismarck, ND provides speech & language therapy to children ages 2-7, free. For more information call 701-258-9132.

Sounds of Silence:  After a suicide, there are people who understand: Support group meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, September through May (excluding holidays) at 7 pm at 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, ND.

Zero to Three: A website for parents and professionals offering information covering areas of a child's development from birth to age 3 in the areas of health, brain development, sleep, play and nutrition. http:/www.zerotohtree.org/.

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