"The process of really being with other people in a safe, supportive situation can actually change who we think we are. . . . And as we grow closer to the essence of which we are, we tend to take more responsibility for our neighbors and our planet."
—Social worker and author Bill Kauth
The transition from high school isn’t just about making a living or continuing your formal education. It’s also about your lifestyle and involvement in your community.
Wherever you choose to live, you will want to be active. Having a high quality of life means being with friends and family, participating in community events, volunteering to help others, joining organizations, and just having fun.
Getting involved can be hard, especially in a new town. Having a disability can make it even harder. But you can learn more about your community by joining a church, asking a coworker or friend, or contacting any of the organizations below.
Get involved in your community, and have a full, wonderful life!
Convention & Visitors’ Bureaus
Chambers of Commerce
Contact the United Way in your area to learn about organizations that need volunteers.
Learn all about the area of the state where you live. ND Department of Commerce, Tourism Division
CAT-Capital Area Transit
The Capital Area Transit System, better known as the "CAT," is the public transit system serving Bismarck and Mandan. Bismarck Mandan Transit, 3750 E. Rosser Ave., Bismarck, North Dakota. 701-323-9CAT or 701-258-6817.
Dickinson Shuttle Service
A&C Services provides transportation into the early morning hours and serves as a taxi during the day. Tuesday-Saturday 6:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. 701-590-3396
Airport Express Shuttle
North Dakota's full-service airport transportation service. Makes daily trips from Dickinson and Williston to the Bismarck and Minot airports. Picks up at homes and crew camps. 701-641-0096
Fargo City Bus
Metro Area Transit (MAT) operates Monday through Saturday, offering 22 routes to provide affordable, quality transportation. All buses are wheelchair-accessible.
Minot Bus Depot (Bismarck Bus Service)
300 18th Ave. SW, Minot ND. 701-852-2477
Minot City Bus
Safe, reliable transportation that focuses on the needs of the customer and strives to enhance the quality of life for all people in Minot. Minot City Bus Website
Minot to Bismarck (New Town Bus Service)
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. No service Thursday or Saturday. Stops at Max, Garrison, Coleharbor, Underwood, Washburn, and Wilton.
Driver 701-721-9927; Owner 701-627-3830 or 701-721-1234
Minot to Grand Forks
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. No service Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday. Stops at Larimore, Petersburg, Churches Ferry, Grand Forks, Leeds, Towner, and Granville.
Minot Bus Depot: 300 18th Ave. SW, Minot, ND 58701. 701- 852-2477
Grand Forks Bus Depot: 450 Kittson Ave., Grand Forks, ND. 701-775-4781
North South Shuttle
Shuttle between Bismarck, ND, and Pierre, SD, with connections to Vivian and Rapid City in South Dakota and Rim Rock Trailways and Minot in North Dakota. Contact the following:
- Bis-Man Transit (Bismarck, ND) – 701-223-6576
- Standing Rock Public Transportation (Fort Yates, ND) – 701-854-8000
- River Cities Transit (Pierre, SD) – 1-877-587-5776
- Jefferson Lines/Rapid City Transit (Rapid City, SD) – 1-877-587-5776
North Dakota Shuttle
Williston-Minot and Williston-Watford City. 24-hour notice required. Stops at Watford City, Tioga, Stanley, Minot, and Williston. 701-609-0895. North Dakota Shuttle Website