Wonderful career opportunities are available at Community Options.

Who we are

It’s about choice. Your choice. 

Choice is what makes Community Options different from other agencies that provide similar services. Whether its people with developmental or physical disabilities, or helping people with brain injuries or mental health/substance abuse issues find work, at the heart of it is our mission: Community Options exists to help people live individually and be active in their community.

No matter what service we are providing, it’s about you. It is about your hopes and dreams and what you want for your life.  Community Options is here to support you in those choices. Our services are directed by you and your family. This unique and individualized approach is what sets Community Options apart. At Community Options we are dedicated to support and empower you to choose and live a life that gives you dignity and respect.

People We Serve

We support people who have many different life experiences. These life experiences range from being diagnosed with a disability, experiencing a brain injury, becoming a single parent, or having financial difficulties. Within each life experience, there are certain types of supports we provide.

Intellectual Disabilities

Community Options assists people with intellectual disabilities at any age in their community offering a personalized, unique service alternative to traditional facility based programs. We strive to empower the people we support to reach for their goals and develop relationships with those around them.

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Brain Injury

Community Options assists with reintegration into the community after a brain injury. We offer support to learn the necessary skills needed to live independently. Community Options offers job building supports to improve social skills, communication, and confidence. Job coaching provides the person with the supports necessary to return to work.

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Community Options assists individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families reach their greatest potential through the assistance of an on-staff Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist. Areas of assistance include:

  • Sensory integration
  • Visual schedules
  • Coping and calming techniques
  • Behavioral health plans individualized to the specific customer needs
  • Various other assessments as needed

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Single Parents

Community Options assists individuals who are single parents gain education, training and/or employment in order to become a successful, self-sufficient community member.

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Community Options delivers personalized in-home services to people who are elderly or have been diagnosed with a disability. These supports may include personal care and household tasks.

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Dual Diagnosis

Community Options offers help to people with a dual diagnosis.

  • Mental Health/Substance Abuse
  • Mental Health/Intellectual Development Disorder

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Physical Disabilities

Community Options assists people with physical disabilities in their home and/or community. We coordinate supports within each person’s living environment to empower those we support to reach for their goals and develop relationships with those around them.

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Mental Health

Our staff provides employment supports to individuals with mental health issues. We work to create a relationship with the individual that that can ensure community and vocational success for them.

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Low Income

Community Option’s staff travel across North Dakota, in both urban and rural communities, to service individuals of all income levels. We coordinate supports within each person’s local community to ensure you are connected to your local services. Our staff can help you apply for local services or find employment in your local community.

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What we do


Community Options assists people to live and work in the community of their choice.

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Our residential department has different programs that assists individuals with developmental disabilities and elderly individuals in their homes.

Residential Habilitation (Res Hab)

Res Hab coordinates supports within each person’s living environment to maximize their potential and relationships within their community. It can range from a few hours a day or a week to as much as 24 hours per day.

Independent Habilitation (IND HAB)-

Ind Hab services provide approximately two hours per week of coordination and/or direct support to individuals living in their home or apartment to maintain independence. These services include: money management, health and wellness, meal planning and shopping.

Day Habilitation (DAY HAB)

Day Hab is a personalized, unique day service alternative to traditional facility based day programs. Not only are all services provided within the community, but there are also no prescribed activities or programs from which people must choose. Instead, each person is assisted in designing a personalized program based on their specific interests and desired outcomes.

Family Support Services

Family Support Services are flexible services designed to support the family in the care of an individual with a disability. Trained staff are available to provide respite care in the family’s home, or in the community.

Qualified Service Provider Program (QSP)

QSP’s delivers in-home services such as personal care and household tasks. Services are available to elderly individuals and persons with disabilities based on their needs.

Our Employment Services assist people with finding and keeping a job in their community.

Community Options’ Supported Employment (COSE)

The goal of the COSE program is to ensure that individuals receive support regardless of their mental health or addiction issues. The COSE program is guided by an Evidence Based Supported Employment model. To be eligible for COSE, individuals must have a dual diagnosis of mental health and substance abuse and want to secure employment. Referrals are accepted from the integrated dual diagnosis treatment team at Human Service Centers across the state.

Crossroads Program

Crossroads is a voluntary program that assists young parents up to the age of 21 in attaining goals while pursuing their high school, GED or college education. While enrolled in the program participants have access to one on one support, receive a monthly financial incentive, are eligible for state child care assistance and can receive a monthly stipend for transportation assistance. Community Options accepts referrals for the Crossroads program. To enroll in this program contact us today!

Vocational Development Program

This program offers personalized services to individuals needing assistance securing employment. We provide job development, job placement, on-site job coaching, and follow-along services to individuals referred from Vocational Rehabilitation offices at the Human Service Centers across the state.

Brain Injury Programs

There are two Brain Injury Programs at Community Options. The goal of the Skill Smart program is to build and develop the individual’s skills through volunteer opportunities and reintegration in their community. The Work Start program provides the next step, it is a return to work supported employment program. An Employment Specialist will assist the individual to seek and secure paid employment. Click here to apply.

Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS)

The JOBS Program helps individuals by providing career training and education, outreach & case management services, and financial literacy training. The goal of the JOBS Program is to assist individuals in becoming self-sufficient. While involved with the JOBS program, individuals work directly with an Employment Specialist to develop a plan based on their interests, skills, values, and personality to ensure their vocational success. Apply at your local county social services office.

Ticket to Work Program

Participation in the Ticket to Work program is solely for beneficiaries of SSI and/or SSDI. The program is voluntary and the individual has a choice of which Employment Network to assign their ticket to. Community Options is an approved Employment Network that offers help to find meaningful work and keep your Medicaid/Medicare while you work. We can help you with career planning, job coaching, job accommodations and placement services. Click here to get started!

LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)

LIHEAP is the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and is also known as ‘fuel assistance’. Its’ purpose is to provide home energy assistance to eligible low income households. LIHEAP provides the following services for eligible individuals and families; heating assistance, weatherization services (insulation, weather stripping etc.), furnace and chimney cleaning, furnace repair and replacement, and emergency assistance. These seasonal benefits are based on your household’s income, size, assets, and type of housing and fuel. Applications are accepted from October through May of each heating season. For assistance in the application process, or to find out more, call Community Options. We’re here to help!

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