Eddy County Social Services
22 South 9th St
New Rockford, ND 58356
Main line: (701) 947-5314
Fax: (701) 947-2960
Teresa Fetsch, Director
Rachel Frelich, Social Worker
(701) 947-5314 ext. 3
Paula Duren, Eligibility Worker
(701) 947-5314 ext. 2
Lorie Dinger, Eligibility Worker
(701) 947-5314 ext. 1
Alison Nybo, Office Assistant
(701) 947-5314 ext. 0
Eddy County Social Services provides assistance in determining eligibility to assist needy persons and families for the following programs:
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
Child Care Assistance
TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
LIHEAP (Heating Assistance)
Long Term Care
Social Workers provide Child Protection Services and work with children and families to preserve and encourage a strong, safe, and healthy family life.
HCBS (Home and Community Based Services) provides assistance to elderly and disabled persons to remain in their homes. HCBS programs are administered by Dawn Lende, LSW who serves Foster and Eddy Counties and can be reached either by calling, 701-947-5314 ext 0 or 701-652-2221.
Counseling services are provided by Lake Region Human Service Center. Therapists meet clients at the East Central Center for Exceptional Children and also make home visits. To make an appointment call Lake Region Human Service Center at 701-665-2200 or 1-888-607-8610.
The Social Service Board meets every other month at the Social Service Agency at 8:30 a.m., on the Monday prior to the 1st Tuesday of the month, occasionally meeting dates change and are posted in the window of the Social Service Agency.
The Department of Human Services has a portal where people can apply online for traditional Medicaid, the Medicaid Expansion, and other economic assistance programs. People can also complete their reviews online. People who choose to apply for the Medicaid expansion online will be referred to the federal Health Insurance Marketplace. To access the portal go to http://apply.dhs.nd.gov/.