A care coordinator assists with short and long-term goals, and barriers, and
provides a source of connection and support.
A peer support specialist is an individual with similar lived experience that offers hope, support and advocacy.
Access to services or programs to assist an individual with meeting their needs and
History of Community Connect
Stakeholders in the North Dakota Behavioral Health System Study 2018 reported that North Dakota’s current behavioral health system is “primarily crisis oriented and pays inadequate attention to rehabilitative and community-based services.”
The study identified a recommended (4.1) to ensure access to needed recovery support services, including providing funds to support the implementation of a “Free Through Recovery” program separate from the criminal justice system. During the 2019 North Dakota legislative session, Senate Bill 2012 passed which created a new section in ND Century Code and provided funding to implement Community Connect.
For more information contact:
Nichole at 701-483-1233,
Emily at 701-220-8012,
or Sarah at 701-220-
Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), 988, or
text the Crisis text line at 741-741