Resources for Ward County

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Support Groups

Allergies

Peanut Allergy Support
Support group for persons who are allergic to peanuts.

Meeting Info: Minot

Contact: Julie Kudrna
839-0204
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Alzheimers

Alzheimer's Support Group

Meeting Info: Minot

Contact: Marilyn Nehring
857-8000, Beeper 229


Autism

MAPS-4-asds
Provides guidance, encouragement, support, education and communication to parents and those who care for someone on the autism spectrum by helping them find the information and resources they need.

Meeting Info: Minot

Contact: Heather Wittliff
720-6430
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http://www.maps-4-asds.org


Autism Spectrum

MAPS/Minot Area Parent Support
Connects Parents to Parents and Parents to Professionals in the Minot community and surrounding areas. No childcare available at this time.

Meeting Info: Second Monday of each month @ 6:00pm
Barnes & Noble/Dakota Square Mall, , Minot
6:00pm on

Contact: Cari Duncan
833-6633 or 624-2186


Blind/Visually-Impaired

Blind & Visually Impaired Support Group
Group offers support to persons who are visually impaired.

Meeting Info: Minot

Contact: Connie Sprinsted
838-3909


Celiac

Celiac Support Group
Support group for persons who suffer from an intolerance to gluten and most processed food. Offers support and education. No fee required.

Meeting Info: Minot

Contact: DaNae Hoffman
839-8041


Deaf/Hearing-Impaired

ND Hands and Voices
A parent driven organization that provides support, education and resources to parents/families with children who are deaf or hard of hearing so that the children can have the best outcomes possible.

Meeting Info: Contact Stephannie Stiel for locations
Minot

Contact: Stephannie Stiel
701-281-6098
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www.handsandvoices.org


Down Syndrome

Down Syndrome Network
Support group for parents who have children with Down syndrome. No fees required.

Meeting Info: Minot

Contact: Todd & Stacey Ringoen
838-8667


Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Support Group
Educational support group for individuals diagnosed with Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue syndrome. No fee required

Meeting Info: Minot

Contact: LaVonne Sorenson Jackson
839-0754


General Parenting

Circle of Parents
Is a mutual self-help model support group for parents. Offers those in a parenting role the opportunity to reduce isolation and develop and strengthen their parenting skills through the open exchange

Meeting Info: Minot

Contact: Holly Arnold
857-6450
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http://www.ext.nodak.edu/county/ward


ND Parent To Parent Project
ND Parent to Parent, a project of Family Voices of ND is a statewide network of parents supporting families of children with developmental delays, disabilities, and special health needs. As trained supporting parents, we offer emotional support and information, and act as a valuable resource to families. We offer assistance in learning the necessary skills to help parents face the challenges of raising their child.

Meeting Info: Minot
Call or email Donene for times on

Contact: Donene Feist, FVND
888-522-9654
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Grandparents

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
The Minot UWCA is offerning a Grandprents Raising Grandchildren Support Program for all grandparents raising their grandchildren in the Minot & surrounding areas.

Meeting Info: Minot

Contact: Deb Kunkel
838-1812
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Grief

Grief/Share Support Group
Grief/Share is a weekly seminar/support group for people grieving gthe death of a loved one. Support meetins cover differnet topics regarding grief. No fee required.

Meeting Info: Minot

Contact: Jessie Brenna
852-6262
http://www.westminot.com


Home Schooling

Minot Home Educators Support Group
Offers support to the families who home school their children.

Meeting Info: Minot

Contact: Karen Roise
838-3490
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http://mahsgroup.tripod.com


Minot Home Educators Support Group
Offers support to the families who home school their children.

Meeting Info: Minot

Contact: Kim Breuer
839-2061
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http://mahsgroup.tripod.com


Mental Health

NAMI - Minot
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) in ND is for the support of people with Mental Illness and their friends and families. Reorganizing - email Sara if interested.

Meeting Info: To Be Determined
Minot
To Be Determined on

Contact: Sara
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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
To disscuss Multiple Sclerosis issues with others suffering from M.S., especially those who have been newly diagnosed. Provides support and education and how to deal with M.S. No fee required.

Meeting Info: Minot

Contact: Donna Herslip
837-0824
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Other

Children's Support Group
Support group for children to help them identify and learn to appropriately express their feelings, develop protection plans and work on self-esteem issues. No fee required. Domestic Violence children

Meeting Info: Minot

Contact: Tara or Dena Fuller
852-2258
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http://www.minot.com/dvcc


Family First
Provides information and referral and support to any family having a child with a disability, family issues, school issues and services issues. No fee required.

Meeting Info: Minot

Contact: Coletta Ficek
838-4149


Family Voices of ND
Assist families as they navigate public and private systems, including health systems and insurance plans. Provide assistance to families in accessing services and resources for their children and how to partner with providers and caregivers. Listen to families as they describe their encounters with systems and help guide them to possible solutions. To work with families, health care providers, public and private agencies, and advocacy or support groups to promote family-centered care and medical homes for children with special health care needs. To promote discussion and linkages among families, providers, managed care programs, and government to better serve the health care and related needs of children and families in North Dakota

Meeting Info: Minot
Call or email Donene for times on

Contact: Donene Feist, FVND
888-522-9654
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North Central Human Service Center
Provides or promotes efficient and effective services to benefit children, adults, elderly and families experiencing emotional problems, mental illness, family relationship concerns, addiction and dis

Meeting Info: Minot

Contact: Laurie Gotvaslee
857-8500
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http://www.nd.gov/dhs/locations/regionalhsc


Teen Nite Out

Meeting Info: Minot

Contact: Judy Garber