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)

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: (as of 3/25/20- subject to change as this is related to the current school closure)
  • New Walt’s Market 11:00-1:00 K-12
  • Papa John’s (free lg slice cheese pizza) 11:00-2:00 kids under 18 until school resumes
  • Smiling Moose 11:00-1:00
  • 3 Amigo’s Monday-Friday 11:00 am-1:00 pm Free small burrito or small quesadilla and a cookie for students 18 or younger until school resumes.
  • Community Connection-603 Main St, Suite 1 Lunch grab and go bags ANY AGE
    • Monday-Friday- 11:30-1:00
    • Sunday- 4:00-6:00 pm
    • Can assist with referrals to Gloria Dei's Food Pantry
  • Faith United Methodist Church- GIFT Meal- Providing to go meals on Saturday starting at 6:00 PM ANY AGE CAN RECEIVE FOOD

School Meals:

  • Bakken Elementary (Door 4) 11:30-12:30
  • Housing Authority Park 11:30-12:30
  • Hagen Elementary (door 5) 11:30-12:30
  • McVay Elementary (Door 1) 11:30-12:30

Other Community Food Supports

  • Salvation Army:
    • The store is currently closed
    • Bread is available and families can stop in and get a small amount of food, whatever fits in three grocery bags.
    • Larger food boxes can be received monthly, but the family needs to provide proof of residency, ID, and income if they have any or are receiving other services. They also have to work with a case manager.
    • Can purchase train tickets for individuals that are looking to leave the area/return home
    • Can provide case management service for their Pathways of Hope program for families with children 18 and under.
  • 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.)


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

Community Connections (Emergency Based Services)- call 701-713-6783


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!