Programs to help Minnesota Soldiers

Below list is compliments of Minnesota Army Reserve’s Ambassadors Tom Haugo,  Jim Lundell & Steve Carter. 

The balance of the programs applies to all Soldiers, Families & Veterans in all states. M indicates specific programs that help Minnesota Soldiers and their families. Corrections or additions please email or call Tom at  952-412-7525 (for Veterans)

 Contacts information and services for Veterans Topics: Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Benefits, Education, Health and other insurance. Hospitals and Clinics, Housing, Jobs, Mental Health

Helpful Crisis Line Confidential help for veterans and their families

County Veterans Service Officers Local help for veterans and their families

Military One Source Department of Defense confidential help with military life

Not sure what you need? Specialists are also available by phone Veterans Linkage Line 888-546-5838, Senior LinkAge Line 800-333-2433, Disability Hub MN 866-333-2466

NRD Highlighted Programs for our Military Veterans and families The National Resource Directory and the Office of Warrior Care Policy engage with programs for Service Members and Veterans across the Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, and other U.S. Government agencies and associated organizations. Find Information by Category: Benefits & compensation, Education & Training, Employment, Family & Caregiver Support, Health, Homeless Assistance, Housing, Military Adaptive Sports Programs, Other Services & Resources, Transportation & Travel

American the Beautiful – The National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Access Pass   www.access_pass_application.pdf Also includes an application for mail order sales of the America the Beautiful – The National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Access Pass

The 23rd Veteran Mission, 23rd Veteran assists veterans in their transition from military to civilian life. Through our innovative positive reconditioning program, we help veterans live happier, healthier lives.

  • Overview

Depression is common among our returning veterans with over 130,000 veteran suicides since 9/11. In 2012, it was estimated that 22 veterans a day commit suicide. 23rd Veteran was created with that shocking statistic in mind.

23rd Veteran is a groundbreaking program working to help veterans adjust back to the civilian world. A nonprofit organization headquartered in Minnesota, 23rd Veteran has created a model which uses brain science, evolutional theory, positive trigger re-association, and positive psychology to assist veterans leaving the military and those who never properly transitioned. We also provide training to businesses and communities who want to create a more positive environment for our returning veterans.

23rd Veteran offers services to veterans and civilians.

  23V Recon: This unique 14-week program works to recondition our veterans to live happy, successful lives.

  Combat Stress Seminars: 23rd Veteran offers seminars and training to businesses and communities who want to create a better environment for veterans. Seminars include a breakdown of how brains change in combat, what veterans bring home with them, and how businesses and communities can create a more positive environment for our veterans.

  • Vision

23rd Veteran aims to offer our program in every state where veterans are in need. We expect our program to drastically improve the negative symptoms of PTSD including depression, substance abuse, homelessness, divorce, and suicide.


 Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB)

Mission: To enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

We define enrichment as creating quality relationships and experiences that contribute to life satisfaction and overall well-being. The concept of enrichment consists of three core components—health, people, and purpose—that comprise a rich life.

  • Health: Creating frequent opportunities for team members to connect through fitness, sports, and recreation to improve physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.
  • People: Creating authentic connections (defined as genuine, quality, supportive relationships that generate mutual trust and accountability), reflected in an increased number of close relationships and improvements in teammates’ sense of belonging, purpose, and community engagement.
  • Purpose: Engaging members in meaningful team and community-based experiences such as leadership and service that, beyond physical and social activities, renew self-identity and purpose in life.

We accomplish our mission via our two core programs: our Chapter and Community Program and our Eagle Leadership Development Program. is the world’s largest online destination for care. We connect families with caregivers and caring companies to help you be there for the ones you love. does not employ any care provider or care seeker nor is it responsible for the conduct of any care provider or care seeker. provides information and tools to help care seekers and care providers connect and make informed decisions. However, each individual is solely responsible for selecting an appropriate care provider or care seeker for themselves or their families and for complying with all applicable laws in connection with any employment relationship they establish. The information contained in member profiles, job posts and applications are supplied by care providers and care seekers themselves and is not information generated or verified by does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment or engage in any conduct that requires a professional license. and “There for you” are service marks or registered service marks of, Inc. © 2007-2018, Inc. All rights reserved.® HomePay℠ is a service provided by Breedlove and Associates, LLC, a company.



Aunt Bertha is a free website for all of your social service needs.  Whether you need help finding a pantry, transportation, medical care, housing. Or more – use Aunt Bertha to find programs and resources across the U.S.

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VA Home Loan Calculator

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The Funeral Planning Guide for Veterans

Women Veteran Resources

Tricare’s New Dental & Vision Plan – FEDVIP – Requires Action in (November 2018)


You must take-action to have the new insurance in 2019.  You must sign up during the 2018 Federal Benefits Open Season (12 Nov 2018 – 10 Dec 2018) to have Federal coverage in 2019.  Website:

 Minnesota GI Bill


Expansion to include license and certification.  See attachments for official language.Send Veterans with questions to 888-LinkVet (546-5838) Applications and website:


Minnesota Department of Veteran Affairs Benefits

Please see the link below on BENEFITS here in Minnesota.  I ran a crossed it after a conversation from the Veteran Employment Resource Group met.