Student Mental Health

Student Mental Health

In response to the growing behavioral and mental health needs of students in local districts, United Way has partnered with West Fargo Public Schools, Moorhead Area Public Schools and Northern Cass Public Schools to increase access and remove barriers for students needing mental health services. By partnering with the school districts, Burgum Family Foundation and local nonprofit service providers, such as The Village Family Service Center and Solutions Behavioral Healthcare Professionals, Inc., mental health services are provided to students on-site at their school.

The best way to make proactive investments into reducing barriers to mental health services for families is to collaborate with our schools and nonprofit partners to provide services where children spend their days. These professionals provide parents and guardians with the information they need to support their child’s mental well-being and navigate the medical and insurance system. By providing services in the schools, the barrier of transportation is eliminated for students and their families.

I Wish My Teacher Knew 


*North Dakota Department of Public Instruction | 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results



You have to stand up and invest – so the kids who don’t have that support network still have a chance. There are a lot of kids that struggle, and all I want is for them to be who they want to be in life. We owe
it to every child to give them that opportunity – and United Way makes it possible. Through focused and purposeful giving, we not only believe every learner can change the world but we KNOW every learner
can change the world. 

- Dr. Cory Steiner, Northern Cass Public School Superintendent