Early Beginnings

The Village Family Service Center and Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota offer creative adoption opportunities to help parents understand options and make decisions that are right for them.

Sue Grundysen

Early Beginnings

Pregnancy counselors will meet clients anywhere in North Dakota for no cost to help make a life plan that's best for the parents and the baby.

Sue Grundysen

Early Beginnings

Healthy Families is a home visitation program. Family Support Specialists offer education, support and assistance to young families on topics such as parenting, child development and ways to reduce family stressors during the critical transition of welcoming a new child to the family.

Through the collaboration of private and public agencies in the Grand Forks, Bismarck, Dickinson and Watford City areas, this impactful program provides support services to families at a critical transition time – when they are welcoming a new child to their family.

Missi Baranko

Early Beginnings

Growing Futures is a statewide workforce registry designed specifically for individuals who work in early care and education.

Ellen Anderson


Early Beginnings

At times raising children is like sailing in rough waters. Lutheran Social Services Family Coaching Specialists help parents raise thriving children by

supporting them through those rough spots.

Children learn important life skills over time through supportive relationships with caregivers. Just like navigating by the stars or finding the closest harbor in a storm, there are resources available to

guide families and to help children develop skills.

So many factors can make it hard for parents to navigate family life. We support families by helping focus attention on what children need to prosper. Together, with parents and children, we will explore the possibilities and find solutions.


Family Coaching Referral


Cassie Skalicky


We work hard to provide services to you WHEREVER you are in North Dakota. View the map below to find a location nearest you! 

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