RSR Human Service Zone

RSR Human Service Zone is committed to providing quality, efficient and effective programs, which improve the lives of the residents of Ransom, Sargent, & Richland Counties. (Formerly County Social Services)

Local offices in Lisbon, Forman and Wahpeton administer the following program areas: 

Economic Assistance

  • Fuel Assistance – Low Income Energy Assistance (LIHEAP)
  • TANF-Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Medical Assistance
  • Food Assistance (SNAP)
  • Child Care Assistance

Child Welfare Services

  • Child Protection Assessments
  • In Home Case Management
  • Foster Care Case Management
  • Foster Home Licensing
  • Child Protection Intake—To report child abuse or neglect, call: 1-833-958-3500  Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30 PM; or report to local law enforcement after hours.


Qualified Service Provider for Home and Community Based Services for the elderly & disabled.

  • Homemaker
  • Respite Care
  • Personal Care
  • Companionship


Other North Dakota Services Available to residents:

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 the website here.  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.


The Aging & Disability Resource LINK provides current information on opportunities and services available statewide and nationwide, and connects individuals to services to help them maintain or improve quality of life.

Contact ND ADRL at 1-855-462-5465 or visit their website for more information.

Exploited & Vulnerable Adult ReportingTo File a Vulnerable Adult Report online Complete Report Form or call 1.855.462.5465 Option 2.


Contact Us

205 4th Avenue West
PO Box 628
Lisbon, ND 58054
Phone: (701) 683-6133
Fax: (701) 683-4491



Shantel Froelich, LBSW

Kari Gilje, LBSW
701-724-6241 ext. 136




Elizabeth Harding, LBSW (Case Manager)

Becky Carow, LBSW (Homemaker Supervisor)



Andy Birchem, EWI

Cheri Deplazes, EWI


Stephanie Rufsvold, EWT


Lynn Flieth, LSW, LBSW

Non-Discrimination Policy

Ransom County Social Services makes available all services and assistance without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, political beliefs or affiliations, disability or status with respect to marriage or public assistance in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the North Dakota Human Rights Act of 1983. If you believe you have been discriminated against, you may file a written complaint with the Ransom County Social Service Office; the North Dakota Department of Human Services Office for Civil Rights, 600 E Boulevard Ave., Dept. 325, Bismarck, ND 58505; or the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Health and Human Services, Federal Office Building, 1961 Stout St., Denver, CO 80294.