City of Bismarck
North Dakota Counseling Association
Family Therapy Bismarck, ND
Couples Counseling Mandan, Lincoln, Center, Wilton, Washburn, Steele
The city's art deco Capitol building is the highest building in the city, standing at 19-stories high. The building was built in the 1930s during the Great Depression and replaced the old capitol building that burned down to the ground. The grounds of the capitol building also include a library, the Governor's residence, office buildings, and the Liberty Memorial Building.1 Bismarck is also home of the Ruth Meiers Hospitality House, providing houses for the homeless. The city is unique in that Bismarck's biggest shopping center is located directly downtown, rather than in the suburbs, where they are usually located. There are also other major retail stores in Bismarck that are located near the mall. There are other malls located around the city, with the newest mall being considered a power center mall. The historic district has some homes that date back to the 1880s with a great Cathedral located within the neighborhood.
Marriage and Family Mental Health in Bismarck
Working with Neighbors Network, the Bismarck Public Schools offer hands-on workshops that teach parents effective methods for promoting their child's academic achievement, facilitating social engagement, and fostering improved family functioning. Interactive workshops focus on parenting skills, organizational skills for students, and basic tips for promoting healthy relationships within the family and with peers. Further details are available by calling 701-323-4000.2
Older family members can take advantage of the programs and services offered by the Bismarck Senior Center to improve their quality of life. Social functions, such as daily meals, provide an opportunity for seniors to congregate with friends, play games, and spend quality time with one another. Health maintenance services are also offered, so the elderly have immediate access to assistance with medication, blood pressure checks, and other basic medical services. On-site social support is available as well, with staff members who will assist the elderly in planning for future care to meet their physical and mental health needs. Contact the Bismarck Senior Center at 701-255-4648 for additional information.3
Children in the family who need guidance and direction can participate in a variety of programs offered by YouthWorks. Their New Directions program provides a supportive framework for Native American high school students, including afterschool tutoring and support groups. The agency's Peer Youth Work program places kids in a peer mentorship role with at-risk youth. Some work involves providing support or encouragement to a schoolmate, while other work focuses on helping peers develop specific social skills. To learn more about these services, call 701-255-6909 extension 110.4
Family Services and Assistance Programs
Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota is dedicated to meeting the social and emotional needs of Bismarck residents. Their wide variety of programs include crisis counseling in times of disaster, a food bank for families who do not have the means to make ends meet, and assistance services for refugees coming to the United States. Their Restorative Justice Program seeks to educate offenders about the impacts of their crime, while providing conflict resolution services to help families repair the wounds inflicted by the actions of a loved one. The agency also provides in-home services for older adults that facilitate improved mental and physical functioning, as well as promote continued independent living. For information about any of these programs, please call Lutheran Social Services at 701-223-1510.5
1. North Dakota State Government. (2014). History of State Capitol Complex.
Retrieved from http://www.nd.gov/fac/historyinfo/history.html
2. Bismarck Public Schools. (2011). Neighbors Network.
Retrieved from http://www.bismarck.k12.nd.us/district/parents/parent-resources/
3. Bismarck Senior Center. (2014). Burleigh County Senior Adults Program.
Retrieved from http://www.bismarckseniorcenter.org/id1.html
4. YouthWorks. (2013). Peer Youth Work.
Retrieved from http://youthworksnd.org/programs/peer-support/
5. Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota. (2014). Community Outreach.
Retrieved from http://www.lssnd.org/community-outreach/companions/
We believe in saving marriages and restoring families and relationships.
Couples Therapy and Family Therapist Bismarck, ND. Find immediate help with a trained professional who can bring relief and healing to your life. We are ready to help you leap to a better future.
Marriage Counselor Bismarck. Couples Counseling Bismarck ND.