North Star Human Service Zone

The North Star Human Service Zone (NSHSZ) provides social services to Williams, Burke, Divide, and Renville Counties. The services and programs offered by the NSHSZ are designated by the state of North Dakota and are administered in conjunction with state and federal agencies. The NSHSZ is advised by the North Star Human Service Zone Board.

The Zone is formerly known as County Social Services.

Individuals who suspect a child is being abused or neglected in North Dakota should call 1-833-958-3500 to make a report. Reports can be made between 8 am and 5 pm CT, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

Childcare licensing is required for anyone providing care to more than 5 children or more than 3 infants under 2 years of age. Licensed providers can participate in the Child Care Assistance Program, if they care for children who qualify, and the USDA Food Program. For more information or if interested in becoming a licensed provider please visit Parents seeking licensed childcare can access information regarding local providers by accessing the Find Child Care link on the Child Care Aware of North Dakota website at: