Staff & Parent Wellness


Northwest Human Service Center
316 2nd Avenue West Williston
- People with acute (emergency), severe symptoms are served right away. Others may be served within one to several days or may be referred to other community behavioral health service providers.
Crisis Line: (701) 572-9111- (24/7)
Toll Free Crisis Line: 1-800-231-7724
Phone: (701) 774-4600

FirstLink 211: Listening & Support, Crisis & Suicide Intervention, Information & Referral
Call #211
24 Hour Suicide Life Line: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. Good information/resources available at . 

CHI St. Alexius Health Williston
Address: 1301 15th Ave W, Williston, ND 58801
Phone: (701) 774-7400- Call if you can prior to arrival

National Suicide Hotline: 800-273-8255

Information on Suicide: Good Information on Suicide/Suicide Prevention for all ages


See “Counselors in Williston” tab under parents section for list of community providers

Online Information on mental health issues:

Helpguide- lots of good information on mental health, children, relationships.
Recovery Talk- Talk with a trained peer support specialist in North Dakota with lived experience in addiction- to chat and receive support. # 1-844-44TALK2
North Dakota Behavioral Health COVID-19 Page- Good resources on mental health and information on State of North Dakota Resources/Helplines.



Community meals: 
  • Shepard's Table Church: Free Dinner on Wednesdays. 5:30-7:00
  • Faith United Methodist Church- GIFT Meal- Providing to go meals on Saturday starting at 6:00 PM ANY AGE CAN RECEIVE FOOD

School Meals:

  • Resume August 27th

Other Community Food Supports

  • Salvation Army: 14 West Broadway,Williston; Phone: 701-572-2217
    • The Family Store isopen Monday through Saturday 12:00 to 5:30
    • Can provide store vouchers for individuals and familiesas needed. 
    • Food boxes can be received, but the familywill need to provide proof of residency, ID, and income if they have any or are receiving other services. They alsowill work with a case manager.
    • Can possibly purchase train tickets for individuals that are looking to leave the area/return home. Call foravailability
    • Pathways of Hope program for families with children 18 and under- targeted services to break the cycle of crisis
  • Faith United Methodist Church:
    • Can assist with diapers and formula
  • Gloria Dei Church: 572-2667:
    • Emergency Food Pantry (They may be working through Community Connections at this time.)
  • Great Plains Food Truck:
    • Times of distribution and other information is listed on their Facebook page. Call Community Connections for more information; 701-713-6783


Emergency Rent Bridge- Click here if you need help paying rent

For families struggling to pay rent at this time, it is recommended that they speak with their landlord.

North Start Human Service Zone (WCSS):

Northwest Human Service Center:

  • Still providing ongoing and crisis behavioral/mental health services
  • Phone: (701) 774-4600
  • Crisis Line: (701) 572-9111

General Assistance:

Calling FirstLink 211:

  • Provide information to families regarding Covid-19 including testing cites
  • Additional information regarding medical and mental health providers
  • Can provide support for individual via the phone that need to talk and connect with someone
  • Can connect individuals to Community Action and North Star Human Service Zone
  • Just call 211

Community Action (assistance for various situations)- call 701-572-8191


Health: If you are experiencing concerning symptoms, there is a hotline in North Dakota- North Dakota Department of Health COVID-19 hotline- # 800-207-2880.

ND Department of Health- Keep up-to-date on Coronavirus issues in ND.

(Spanish) CDC info on COVID-19

(English) CDC info on COVID-19

Online Resources: How to talk to my children/students about COVID-19

NASP- Lots of good tips for parents, along with related links

Parents Lead
- Helpful articles for parents/teachers on age-appropriate ways to talk about COVID-19, along with ideas on handling stress/other issues

ND Department of Public Instruction
- Talking with Children about Covid-19 and includes a resource called, Coping Skills Toolkit

Prevent Child Abuse Site- Lots of good articles and links on handling the stresses related to COVID-19

Colorin Colorado- A bilingual site for educators and families of English language learners- information on COVID-19 for ELL students and families

Online Resources: Managing stress/anxiety related to COVID-19:

Managing COVID-19 anxiety

Stress Management

Tips on managing stress and lots of good information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)


Google ClassroomList of Sites for Families to Use While School is Closed

Education Companies- These Education Companies Are Offering Free Subscriptions to Parents During School Closures- Fantastic Resources!