Honoring communities that go above and beyond in supporting families.

What is a Caring Community?

Caring CommunityAll types of communities can be caring communities – from neighborhoods, to schools, to families and other groups. At the heart of prevention, caring communities reduce family isolation, which is a major factor in childhood abuse and neglect. They reach out with compassion to stressed families and children, decreasing the negative effects of stress and helping neighbors connect to crucial support services.

2016 Caring Community Award Application

2015 Caring Community Awardees

We are honored to announce the five recipients of the 2015 Caring Community Award: Spirit Lake Home Visiting Program, Team Kaizen, Kenmare Safe Community Coalition, HIT, Inc., and Turtle Mountain Home Visiting Program. Thank you for all you do for children, families, and communities!

Gov Dalrymple and Spirit Lake HVSpirit Lake Home Visiting Program offers parent mentoring to families with young children. (Pictured with Governor Dalrymple) Gov Dalrymple and Team Kaizen 2Team Kaizen offers youth positive life choices through running and mentoring.
Gov Dalrymple and Kenmare Safe Community 1Kenmare Safe Community Coalition brings the community together to improve services for families. Gov Dalrymple and HIT 2HIT, Inc., offers training on positive communication across abilities.
Scott Davis Gov Dalrymple and Turtle Mt HVTurtle Mountain Home Visiting Program offers parent mentoring to families with young children. (Pictured with Indian Affairs Commissioner Scott Davis) Sen Marcellais award to Turtle Mtn HVSenator Richard Marcellais of Turtle Mountain Presented a Special Award to Turtle Mountain Home Visiting Program.

2014 Caring Community Awardees

pcand_caring_communities_photo_op_2014As Governor Dalrymple signed the Proclamation declaring April "Child Abuse Prevention Month," five North Dakota entities received PCAND's Caring Community Award. Congratulations to Charles Hall Youth Services, Cass County Social Services, Fargo Cass Nurse-Family Partnership, Sources of Strength, and Specialized Child/Family Services Unit of West Central Human Service Center. These communities give us great hope for North Dakota's children and families. To learn more, you can read the Bismarck Tribune story and tune into the the KFYR-TV coverage. Thank you to all the caring communities across North Dakota. nurse-family-partnershipFargo Cass Nurse-Family Partnership, recipient of a 2014 Caring Community Award, was featured in the Nurse-Family Partnership "NewsLink" spring issue. Thank you for all of your hard work in strengthening North Dakota families.


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