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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 financal institution.

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

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

Individual Development Account (IDA): IDA's are special savings program for low to moderate income people.  Community Action will provide you the knowledge to plan your financial future and the extra dollars to meet your goals.  You must make a minimum deposit each month of $25 and Community Action will match that with double the amount you deposit.  The IDA account can be used for homeownership, continuing education, or a small business.

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.