To find out about key benefits and services in Fargo and how to apply, select from the topics below.

Refugee & Newcomer Health

A refugee medical screening (also known as a health assessment) is a special medical appointment for refugees and newcomers resettling in the U.S. It is an important first step in receiving medical care in the U.S. It is a comprehensive physical examination of all family members and an opportunity to identify any physical and mental health concerns that could prevent you from employment, attending school, gaining economic self-sufficiency, and integration.

Accessing Health Care

  • North Dakota Refugee Health Programs

1. Family Health Care: Federally Qualified Health Care Center

Family Health Care is a contracted refugee health partner. It is a federally funded nonprofit health clinic that serve medically underserved areas and populations. Federally qualified health centers provide primary care services regardless of your ability to pay. Services are provided on a sliding scale fee based on ability to pay.


2. Bio Girls Youth Program

Bio Girls is a mental health preventative program that revolves around mental wellness, healthy relationship, leadership, and kindness.

3. Fargo Adult Learning Center

Provides wellness programs and targeted health education for English Adult Learner students

Phone: 701-446-2807

4. Kondial Kel International

Implements Bio Girls program for refugee and newcomer youth.

Phone: 701-318-5167

5. Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services

Provides medical and mental health navigation, in addition to offering an orientation to the U.S. healthcare system.

Phone: 701-409-3750

Medicaid is a program that helps pay for medical services for qualifying low-income adults, children, pregnant women, older adults, and people with disabilities.

  • Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA)

RMA provides short-term medical coverage for up to 12 months from the date of arrival to the U.S., and it is available to ORR-eligible populations who are ineligible for Medicaid, usually due to earned income. The benefits are generally similar to Medicaid.

Contact ND State Refugee Health Coordinator

Health Insurance Navigator can help answer questions related to Medicaid programs or health care coverage purchased through the marketplace. It helps break down some of the enrollment barriers by making the process easier and providing better access to essential healthcare.

Phone: 701-858-3467


The Health Insurance Marketplace® (also known as the “Marketplace” or “exchange”) lets you compare health insurance plan options from various companies and complete an application for health care coverage. Most people use the Marketplace when they don’t have coverage through a job or if the plan their company offers is too expensive.

Serves as the local public health unit.

Phone: 701-241-1360

Use this directory to find a primary care provider who participates in the North Dakota Medicaid program. The directory indicated whether the doctor is accepting new Medicaid patients, as well as the provider’s cultural and linguistic capabilities.

Persons with Disabilities

Provides training and employment services to individuals with disabilities so they can become and remain employed.

Phone: 701-328-8950

Developmental Disabilities provides support and training to individuals and families in order to maximize community and family inclusion, independence, and self-sufficiency; to prevent institutionalization; and to enable institutionalized individuals to return to the community.

Phone: 701-298-4500

NDAD assists individuals with disabilities in the state of North Dakota.

Phone: 701-281-8215

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Community Options assists people to live and work in the community of their choice.

Phone: 701-223-2417


SOR program increases integration and independent healthy living for older ORR-eligible populations.

Phone: 701-895-4529

Medicare is health insurance for people 65 or older.

Phone: 1-800-633-4227

ADRL connects people to services to help them maintain or improve quality of life.

Phone: 1-855-462-5465

The Social Security program in the United States provides protection against the loss of earnings due to retirement, death, or disability.

Programs and services that support older adults and adults with physical disabilities to live independently in their own homes and communities if they choose.

Valley Senior Services provides resources and support designed to help senior citizens remain independent and in their homes as late in life as possible.

Phone: 701-232-7936

  • Sunny Side Day Care

Adult day care center

Phone: 218-203-3301

Address: 3505 8th St S Suite 4, Moorhead, MN 56560

Children's Health

Provides programs such as car-seat checkups, safety workshops, and sports clinics that help parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries.

Send an email

Phone: 701-234-7233

The Nurse-Family Partnership® is free for women who are pregnant with their first baby. A registered nurse will provide the support, advice, and information you need to have a healthy pregnancy, a healthy baby, and be a great mom. Visits take place starting in your pregnancy and continue for as long as you need after your baby is born (up to two years).

Phone: 701-361-9066

Provides support to ensure that all children have access to a medical home, adequate insurance coverage for needed medical services, and access to transition services (when the child changes from pediatric to adult health care).

Send an email

Phone: 701-328-2436

Provides developmental assessments and evaluations at no cost to families.

Phone: 701-298-4500

Health insurance program for children.

Phone: 1-866-614-6005

The Department of Health and Human Services supports a range of children’s mental health services across the state, from prevention to crisis response, school programs to treatment.

Mental Health

The Mental Health Program Directory provides a single place to search for mental health services that meet individuals’ needs.

  • 24-Hour Behavioral Health Crisis Help

Call 988 for immediate help 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Walk-in Behavioral Health Assessments

Supports individuals in their time of need.

Phone: 701-328-8888

Enables better access to mental health services for people of different ethnic, cultural, and language groups

Phone: 218-284-2040

The Village Family Service Center provides behavioral health and other community-based services.

Phone: 701-451-4900

Provides community-based behavioral health services designed to assist individuals through the provision of care coordination and peer support.

Provides limited mental health education and wellness groups for Congolese women

Phone: 802-324-8936

Dental Care

Family Health Care Dental accepts most insurance plans and Medical Assistance programs. For those without dental coverage or services not covered under your insurance plan, Family Health Care provides an Access Plan.

Phone: 701-271-3344

Cash & Food Assistance

Cash assistance available to residents who enter the U.S. under humanitarian protection with low incomes.

For more information, contact the local resettlement office by email or by phone at 701-409-3750.

Cash assistance designed to help low-income families achieve self-sufficiency.

Federal nutrition program

A program offering supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition to low-income women who are pregnant or families that have children aged birth to five.

A federal program supporting participants to attain self-sufficiency within 240 days (8 months) of arrival in the United States through financial, case management, and employment supports.

For more information, call the local resettlement office at 701-409-3750 or visit the office at:

3310 Fiechtner Drive, Suite 100, Fargo ND, 58103

A program that provides monthly payments to adults and children with a disability or blindness who have income and resources below specific financial limits. SSI payments are also made to people aged 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial qualifications.

The Great Plains Food Bank works as a distributer to more than 200 partner food pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens across North Dakota.

Find Housing

Fargo Housing communities offer the comfort and support you want for your family at a price you can afford. The types of homes available range from four bedroom single-family homes to individual apartments.

Phone: 701-293-6262

The Housing Authority of Cass County, striving to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing for the low-income residents of Cass County, seeks to increase affordable rental housing opportunities through the provision on financial assistance programs, supportive services and effective management in an environment without discrimination.

Phone: 701-282-3443

  • Community Action

Region V Community Development Corporation has a principal purpose of planning, owning and managing affordable housing projects in Southeastern North Dakota. These projects benefit lower income households, which are households with an annual income that does not exceed 80 percent of the county median income level.

Phone: 701-232-2552

Assistance with Housing Costs

Helps residents maintain housing stability.

Call 211 (24/7) to speak to a Community Resource Specialist.

  • Fargo-Moorhead Salvation Army

Services and programs available include rent and utility assistance and emergency disaster services.

Please contact FirstLink for referrals to resources, listening and support and crisis intervention by dialing 211 or 701-235-7335, or texting your zip code to 898211 or visiting myfirstlink.org.

Send an email

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps eligible families with home heating and weatherization costs. The program partially pays the cost of natural gas, electricity, propane, fuel oil, coal, wood, or other fuel sources.

Send an email

Call 1-866-614-6005 or 701-328-1000; 711 (TTY)

Housing Counseling

  • HUD Housing Counseling

HUD sponsors housing counseling agencies throughout the country to provide free or low-cost advice.

Phone: 800-569-4287

Find a housing counseling agency near you


Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services

Send an email

Phone: 701-409-3750

Address: 3310 Fiechtner Drive, Suite 100, Fargo ND, 58103


Trained career navigators and case managers will work directly with employers and individuals to meet local workforce challenges. Support to individuals includes skill assessments, training and skill development, job certification and licensing help, job placement guidance, resumes, and interview coaching.

Send an email

Phone: 701-239-7307 

AADA’s job training services include the following: Career Assessment and Case Management Support, Skill Development, Job Search Support, Resume Building, and Job Placement.

Phone: 612-443-9032

Send an email


  • Driver and Vehicle Services

Information and resources about obtaining a driver’s license or state ID.

Phone: 1-855-633-6835

Address: 4101 13th Ave S Ste 1200, Fargo, ND 58103

  • Social Security Administration (SSA) Directory

Provides Social Security Numbers and administer retirement, disability, survivor, and family benefits, and enroll individuals in Medicare.

Phone: 1-800-772-1213

Address: 657 2nd Ave N #320, Fargo, ND 58102


  • Fargo Adult Learning Center

Offers in-person English Language Learning classes, GED program, college and career readiness, citizenship classes, and a variety of health of wellness programs that foster community integration.

Phone: 701-446-2807

Send an email

  • EnGen Virtual Learning

Self-paced English Language Learning that teaches the vocabulary required for specific jobs. Rural refugee arrivals can also participate in live virtual classes.

Phone: 701-934-0692

Send an email

AADA offers ELL classes at times that are convenient to new Americans, including evenings and weekends.

Send an email

Phone: 612-443-903


Jasmin Childcare and Preschool is dedicated to providing a safe, supportive and nurturing environment for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Enrolled children are primarily refugees and they coordinate regularly with Childcare Assistance.

Send an email

Phone: 701-281-6025

Use the free online search tool to locate a program that meets your needs.

For one-on-one help, contact a Child Care Aware® Parent Services Specialist by phone at 800-997-8515.

Send an email

The Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) helps pay a portion of the cost of childcare for working families, or families in training or education programs.

Send an email

Phone: 701-328-2332

Early Childhood Education

  • Even Start

The Even Start Family Literacy program provides educational opportunities for children, from birth through age 5 during the school year and up to age 7 in the summer school session.  Advanced registration is required for Even Start and a parent must be attending GED or ELL while their child is enrolled in Even Start.

Send an email

Phone: 701-446-2807

The Head Start Program and Early Head Start Programs provide comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. Programs include preschool for ages 3-5 and early childhood education for ages 0-3.

Phone: 701-235-8931

K-12 Education

Somali Youth Program and Afterschool Services: these services include tutoring, mentoring and a safe space where children and youth can socialize with their peers.

Send an email

Phone: 612-443-9032

Youth development programs are offered at 13 locations before and after school. Through these programs, youth develop the attitudes, skills, values, and behaviors to succeed in life. Youth development strategies, based on basic principles, are designed to build self-esteem and allow our youth to grow into responsible and caring adults. These strategies are tools that will allow our youth to become responsible citizens and leaders who are able to lead successful lives.

Send email

Phone: 701-235-2147

4-H provides hands-on, real-life experiences through projects, activities, and events. The program is available to all youth and is offered through eight clubs within the city of Fargo.

Send an email

Phone: 701-241-5798

The Children’s Services Department offers a variety of materials and programming for children and their families.

Phone: 701-241-1472

Offers a wide variety of youth sport programs throughout the year. Case Managers can help families apply for an Every Kid Sports Pass to cover costs up to $150.

Send an email

Phone: 701-499-6060

The YMCA offers childcare, education, sport, swimming, and leadership opportunities for youth.

Send an email

Phone: 701-293-9622

Welcome Corps

Report cases of fraud (for example, individuals asking for money in exchange for becoming a private sponsor or to assist in submitting an application)

Public Safety

Call 911 in case of emergency

Non-emergency phone number: 701-235-4493

Call 911 in case of emergency

Non-emergency phone number: 701-515-5500

Violence, Human Trafficking, and Exploitation


The Rape and Abuse Crisis Center of Fargo-Moorhead (RACC) provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic/dating violence, sexual assault, elder abuse, trafficking/sexual exploitation and child sexual abuse in eastern North Dakota and west central Minnesota.

Crisis Line: 1-800-344-7273

General Phone: 701-293-7273

An emergency shelter for women and children escaping domestic violence, homelessness, and other crisis situations in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.

Phone: 701-232-3449

  • U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline


Mental Health

Call 988 for immediate help 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

Supports individuals in their time of need.

Phone: 701-328-8888


Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services

Community Connector provides refugees with support, information, guidance, and service coordination so they can reach their full potential, integrate into the community, and make meaningful connections.  They assist clients in accessing educational, health, community-based and specialized services that support the whole family. As a case manager, mentor, and friend, the community connector will meet with clients and their families to identify needs and goals and then work with each household member toward achieving their goals.

Send an email

Phone: 701-409-3750

Address: 3310 Fiechtner Drive, Suite 100, Fargo ND, 58103

Faith-based Organizations

  • Islamic Society of Fargo-Moorhead

Phone: 701-234-9807

Address: 601 28th St S, Fargo, ND, 58103

  • Moorhead Fargo Islamic Center

Phone: 218-512-0300

Address: 2215 12th Ave S, Moorhead, MN, 56560

  • St. Francis de Sales Church

Phone: 218-233-4780

Address: 601 15th Ave N, Moorhead MN, 56560


Address: 5202 25th St S, Fargo, ND, 58104

  • Tri-City Haitian Ministry

Address: 1419 17th St S, Fargo, ND, 58103

  • Pentecostal Church of Holiness

Address: 4601 S University Dr, Fargo, ND 58104

  • All Nations’ Assemblies of God

Address: 2410 Great Northern Drive, Fargo, ND, 58102

  • Bridgepointe Community Church of the Nazarene

Phone: 701-540-1383

Address: 121 17th St N, Moorhead, MN, 56560

Ethnic Community-based Organizations

Provides youth development, woman’s health and well-being activities, and community education.

Send an email

Phone: 802-324-8936

Offers an entrepreneurship training program, self-sufficiency assistance, job development, resume preparation, and interpretation services. 

Phone: 701-526-3000

Provides case management, tutoring services, adult English classes, and citizenship test preparation. 

Send an email

Phone: 701-491-8149

Offers mentoring, referrals, community education, employment education, and resource sharing.

Phone: 701-491-8149

Provides career assessment and case management, employment training, skills development, job search support and resume building, and job placement.

Phone: 612-443-9032

  • New American Development Agency

Offers after school youth programs, youth education, employment, and housing assistance.

Send an email

Phone: 218-979-7041

Provides workforce development, youth empowerment, financial wellness, education, and cultural integration.

Phone: 701-799-5199

  • Kondial Kel International

Programs offered include youth and women empowerment, mental health and suicide prevention education, afterschool program, and tobacco prevention.

Phone: 701-318-5167

Offers Adult English classes, community orientation, driving and citizenship classes, youth programs, and case management.

Phone: 701-541-7936

Offers ELL and citizenship classes, youth development and mentoring, elder program, women’s program, case management services.

Phone: 701-541-7103

Offers employment training, case management, and youth empowerment programs.

Phone: 218-422-6743

Provides entrepreneurial training, microlending and micro enterprise development.

Phone: 218-284-8020

Phone: 701-212-0844

  • African Immigrants and Minority Services (AIMS)

Provides case management services.

Address: 3523 45th St S Ste 134, Fargo, 58104

Community-based Organizations

  • Charism Family Center

CHARISM is a neighborhood-based nonprofit offering relationship-based, skill-building programs for low-income and New American children and their families.

Phone: 701-241-9385

Address: 622 23rd St S, Fargo, ND 58103

Offers adult services, in-home supports, day habilitation services, and employment services.

Phone: 701-232-3133

Provides residential, vocational, and employment services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Phone: 701-235-0971