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Self Sufficiency

  • Self-Reliance

    The goal of the Self-Reliance program is to assist individuals in taking the necessary steps to become self-sufficient through planning, action steps, and goal setting.

  • Representative Payee

    Representative Payee services are available to individuals receiving Social Security Disability and/or Supplemental Security Income who are having difficulty handling their finances.

  • Four Cornerstones of Financial Literacy

    Four Cornerstones is designed to help individuals budget to create savings, reduce debt and build assets, build a good credit rating, and learn about consumer protection and financial institution.

  • Emergency Prescription Assistance Program

    The Emergency Prescription Assistance Program assists uninsured low-income individuals with the purchase of prescription medications.

  • Shelter Plus Care

    The Shelter Plus Care Program provides rental assistance and case management services to disabled individuals that are homeless. The program enables income eligible families to obtain decent, safe and sanitary housing by subsidizing a portion of the monthly rent.

  • TriState Help

    This program assists clients living with HIV or AIDS in accessing and obtaining affordable housing. Applicants must meet income, residency, and diagnosis requirements to be eligible. Assistance can be long- or short-term.

  • ND Cares

    This program is offered to assist clients living with HIV or AIDS obtain health and supportive services. This service focuses on improving the client's quality of life, addressing issues with housing, transportation, and other needs.

  • Individual Development Account (IDA)

    Asset building program to help households who are able to save earned monthly income obtain home ownership, start or improve a small business, or higher education. Participants who save $500 for education or small business will receive an 8-1 match. ($4,000). Participants saving for a home must save $1000, and the agency matches 4-1 ($4,000). Requirement are the participant must have successfully completed our financial literacy course and be income eligible. Program requires six months minimum participation before any qualified withdrawals after savings goal and literacy course completion.
    Funding courtesy of the Roger and Delores Trust Fund

For more information on Self Sufficiency programs contact us at (701) 839-7221 or



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Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live.  We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

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