PATH North Dakota
Foster Care, Adoption, In-Home, and Community-Based Family Services

Making a difference for North Dakota and Idaho youth and families.


PATH ND is a private non-profit child and family services agency that began operations in North Dakota in 1994.

For more than 15 years, PATH has provided evidenced-based services and supports to children and families in North Dakota:
  • Case Management
  • Assessments
  • Treatment planning and coordination
  • Relief care
  • Parent-to-parent mentoring
  • 24-hour availability
  • Crisis planning and intervention
  • Emergency beds
  • Community-based resource planning
  • Family reunification
  • Specialized adoption

The agency is licensed as a child placing agency by the North Dakota Department of Human Services and Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. All PATH programs are accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Services to Children and Families (COA).


Today, an array of PATH ND family services are provided throughout North Dakota and Idaho. North Dakota office locations include Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot, Turtle Mountain, and Williston. Idaho locations include Boise, Idaho Falls, and Lewiston.


PATH ND offers a continuum of in-home and community-based services to help kids and families throughout North Dakota and Idaho. Programming includes Treatment Foster Care (TFC); Family Support and Family-Based Services (FS); Transition and Assessment Program (TAP); Family & Individual Resolution-Focused Services & Treatment (FIRST); Independent Living; Adults Adopting Special Kids; High-Fidelity Wraparound; Community-Assisted Recovery Environment (CARE); Supervised Alternative Family Environment (SAFE); Case Aide and Parent Support (CAPS); Adoption; Long-Term Foster Care; Guardianship; Continuing Education and Job Training (CEJT); Foster Care; Special Needs Foster Care; Assessment; and Shelter Care; and Counseling.

PATH ND Programs (Boys and Girls, ages birth to 21):


Devon is looking for a permanent home

Devon is looking for a permanent home

19th Annual Golf Outing

Gerard Academy 19th Annual Golf Tournament

Nexus Names New Board Chair, Welcomes 5 New Board Members

Nexus Names New Board Chair, Welcomes 5 New Board Members

Foster Hope Run

Join us for the Foster Hope 5k and 1 Mile Run (formerly known as Fergus Falls Turkey Trot)

26th Annual Golf Outing

Join us for a day of fun, food, and golf at the 26th Annual Onarga Academy Golf Outing!

Wayzata Middle School Shows Support for Kindred Family Focus

Wayzata Middle School Shows Support for Kindred Family Focus

The Library
The Library
A list of resources for parents
Parenting Partner
Parenting Partner
Helpful articles for parents
Family Matters
Family Matters
(Q&A with Dr. Michelle Murray, Ph.D.)