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Benefit Type: Military and Family Outreach Programs

Is a program to follow up and provide care and resources for all of North Dakota’s current and former service members.

Trained outreach members meet with service members and their families to identify potential needs and help them develop a means to solve these problems through available Veteran, local community, regional, statewide or national resources.

Camp C.O.P.E. provides military families with an unforgettable weekend at camp. Camp C.O.P.E. gives these children hope and patience and courage. Camp C.O.P.E  lets them be just kids- again! Through therapeutic interventions, certified therapists teach children and their families how to cope with their changed world due to deployment, injury or loss of a family member as a result of their service in our country’s military. Camp C.O.P.E. provides weekend camps across the country free of charge to children and families of military personnel.

Family Assistance Centers (FACs) are operated regionally throughout North Dakota.  They are here to provide support and assistance to Service Members and their Families by offering information about military, federal, state, and local resources.

Their services include:

Make the Connection is a public awareness campaign by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that provides personal testimonials and resources to help Veterans discover ways to improve their lives. Many of our Nation’s Veterans—from those who served in World War II to those involved in current conflicts—return not only with physical wounds but also mental health issues they may not recognize.

The Outreach Program is designed to encompass all veterans, service members and families throughout the state to ensure they are aware of and receiving benefits, resources and services available to them.  Trained professionals are located throughout the state to meet with you as needed. The program works with all services, eras and conflicts. Military Outreach Specialists connect all current and former military service members and their families to the right resources, such as:

Military Ovation was founded on the philosophy of “Think Globally, Act Locally.” Our efforts support the troops, veterans and families serving “IN” North Dakota or “FROM” North Dakota.

Our Board of Trustees is passionate about troop support and has a history of expertise regarding the military and nonprofit organizations.

A 501(c)(3) non-profit charity, founded by Lt. General, Leroy Sisco, USA (Ret), in 2007.  Military Warriors Support Foundation's mission is to provide support for our nation’s combat wounded heroes and Gold Star Families as they transition out of the military and into their new civilian life. This is a very fragile time for these heroes, and their families, and it is their goal to provide programs that facilitate a smooth and successful transition.

Our Military Kids provides tangible support to the children of deployed and severely injured National Guard and Military Reserve personnel through grants for sports, fine arts and tutoring that nurture and sustain the children during the time a parent is away in service to our country.

The mission of the QOV Foundation is to cover ALL wounded and injured service members from the War on Terror, whether physical or psychologically, with wartime quilts called Quilts of Valor (QOV). QOVF-UM covers the Upper Midwestern states of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin and is part of the national Quilts of Valor Foundation. If you know of someone who should receive a QOV, please contact us.

Silver Star Families of America (SSFOA) is dedicated to supporting and assisting wounded, ill, injured and dying active duty and Veterans and their families of ALL Branches of Service from ALL Wars. Their goal is to recognize the blood sacrifice of wounded and those with injuries and illnesses originating in a warzone and remember their efforts by honoring them with the Silver Star Service Banner. Qualifications include: Purple Heart recipients, victims of friendly fire, those who suffer from PTSD, Agent Orange effects and Gulf War syndrome.

Soldiers' Angels is a volunteer-led 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, and their families. Founded by the mother of two American soldiers, we are an international, volunteer-led organization supporting America's men and women in uniform. With over 30 different teams and projects, our nearly 200,000 volunteers assist veterans, wounded and deployed personnel and their families in a variety of unique and effective ways.

Vet Centers are the people in VA who welcome home war veterans with honor by providing quality readjustment counseling in a caring manner. Vet Centers understand and appreciate Veterans’ war experiences while assisting them and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in or near their community.

Discharge Requests

Most Veteran’s benefits require that applicants provide a copy of their Form DD 214 or discharge record, which is evidence of their veteran status. This is an important document and must be safeguarded. In the State of North Dakota separation documents are considered confidential and privileged NDCC 37-18-11 (13). National Guard members may receive a NGB22 and /or NGB23 upon obtaining 20 years of satisfactory service (20 year letter).