Supportive Services for Veteran Families

Veteran Resources

 

Veterans Crisis Line

If you’re a Veteran in crisis or know a Veteran who is, confidential support is only a phone call, click, or text away — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The Veterans Crisis Line, online chat, and text-messaging service are free to all Veterans, even if you are not registered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or enrolled in VA health care. Hundreds of Veterans call us every day, and start to get back on track.

Text  838255
Call (800) 273-8255, Press 1

North Dakota Department of Veteran Affairs

Healthcare Benefits, Financial Benefits, Burial and Memorial, Veterans Appreciation, Women and Minority Veterans, Employment, Education and Training, Housing Assistance, Military, Veteran and Family Outreach Programs, and more.

The mission is to assist veterans of North Dakota and their dependents in obtaining all benefits to which they are entitled, both federal and state, either by direct contact or through the assistance of County Veterans Service Officers, Tribal Veterans Service Officers, or National Service Officers.

Fargo VA Health Care System

Health, Benefits, Burials and Memorials, and Resources

     Telephone Care:
     (701) 232-3241 or (800) 410-9723
24 Hours including weekends and federal holidays.

Other Facilities

  • North Dakota Regional VA Community Based Outreach Clinic
  • Minnesota Regional VA Community Based Outreach Clinic
  • Bismarck Vet Center
  • Fargo Vet Center
  • Minot Vet Center
  • Fort Snelling National Cemetery
  • Fargo Regional Benefit Office

North Dakota Veterans Hospital Transportation Program

One call to arrange your transportation needs: (800) 920-9595

The veteran's transportation system is designed to aid veterans by providing transportation to a Veterans Hospital. Currently, there are 5 cost-free vans on scheduled routes bringing veterans to Fargo. The cost of the program is underwritten in part by the Post War Trust Fund.  Other methods of transportation are available and listed by county or in the "Transportation Options by County" on website. You should contact the transit/transportation company directly or your County VSO for the latest scheduling information. 

Job Service North Dakota – Veterans Priority of Service

Job Service North Dakota assures that veterans and eligible spouses of veterans receive access, on a priority of service basis, to the agency’s full range of employment and training services.

Mesothelioma Veterans

The Mesothelioma Veterans Center was created to provide information and assistance to veterans regarding treatment, clinical trials, and VA benefits for veterans suffering from asbestos illnesses. The MVC was founded by retired Navy LCDR Carl Jewett. Commander Jewett is a VA-accredited claims agent and has helped hundreds of veterans get approved for their VA benefits after developing mesothelioma or asbestos related lung cancer from their asbestos exposure in the military.

 

Service Organizations

American Legion

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

American Veterans (AMVETS)

As one of America's foremost veterans service organizations, AMVETS has a proud history of assisting veterans and sponsoring numerous programs that serve our country and its citizens. The helping hand that AMVETS extends to veterans and their families takes many forms.

Disable American Veterans (DAV)

DAV is dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. They accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA)

IAVA is the first and largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for new veterans, with nearly 300,000 Member Veterans and supporters nationwide. IAVA is a 21st century veterans’ organization dedicated to standing with the 2.5 million veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan from their first day home through the rest of their lives. Founded in 2004 by an Iraq veteran, our mission is to improve the lives of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families. IAVA strives to build an empowered generation of veterans who provide sustainable leadership for our country and their local communities. We work toward this vision through programs in four key impact areas: supporting new veterans in Health, Education, Employment and building a lasting Community for vets and their families (HEEC).

Military Outreach

The North Dakota Military Outreach Program is a state program designed to assist Military Veterans, Past and Present Service Members, and their Families in finding resources, services, and benefits to meet their needs.

ND National Guard Enlisted Association

Our mission is to foster and improve the National Guard by promoting and encouraging friendly and social relations among all members of the National Guard, and to promote and advance the status, welfare, and professionalism of Enlisted Members.

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

VFW MISSION: To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military, and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans

Vietnam Veterans of America

Founded in 1978, Vietnam Veterans of America is the only national Vietnam veterans organization congressionally chartered and exclusively dedicated to Vietnam-era veterans and their families.

Military Sexual Trauma Resources

  • National CAP
  • National Community Action Foundation
  • NASCSP
    NASCSP
  • Community Action Program Legal Services