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Established by Governor Jack Dalrymple through executive order 2015-01 which establishes a coalition charged with improving collaboration and coordination on behavioral health services for service members, veterans, and their families and survivors. Updated December 2015 adding Director of the Fargo HA Health Care System by executive order 2015-05

Mission:Strengthening an Accessible, Seamless Network of Support for Service Members, Veterans,Families, and Survivors.

The North Dakota Cares (ND Cares) Coalition includes a broad spectrum of more than 45 military and civilian professionals dedicated to the support of North Dakota Service Members, Veterans, Families, and Survivors(SMVFS).  Members share a common interest in strengthening an accessible network of support across the state, even though each entity retains authority over its own programs and services.

The purpose of the ND Cares coalition is to resolve barriers or gaps in services to ensure those serving and those who have served, their families, and survivors receive the care and assistance they need.

Meeting agendas and minutes:https://www.ndcares.nd.gov/meetings 

Contact: ND Cares at 701-333-2012 NDCares@nd.gov




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).