The 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). The coalition uses the broadest definition of Veteran and is working to encompass all individuals who are currently serving or who have served – the “total force”.
ND Cares is not a provider of services; rather, it is dedicated to improving understanding of the needs and services required by our SMVFS. The purpose of ND Cares is to resolve barriers or gaps in the services to ensure those serving and those who have served, their families, and survivors receive the care and assistance they need. To learn more about ND Cares, visit www.NDCares.org.
ND Cares Community Program
The ND Cares Community Program is an extension of the mission of ND Cares to strengthen an accessible, seamless network of support for SMVFS. The ND Cares Community Program will:
- Create a welcoming and supportive environment across North Dakota for SMVFS.
- Increase awareness of local and state support of SMVFS.
- Include every community in our state- no matter how large or small.
- Establish local events to education the community and to honor the SMVFS.
ND Cares Business
The ND Cares Business Initiative was created to allow business leaders the opportunity to showcase their continued support of the Service Members, Veterans, Families, and Survivors (SMVFS) who have served and sacrificed.
In addition, it will allow businesses to receive military culture training and mental health first aid for their staff.
This initiative is an important extension of the mission of ND Cares, which is to strengthen an accessible, seamless network of support for Service Members, Veterans, Families and Survivors.
Image Right: Grant Larson, Fargo Cass Public Health Director of Environmental Health, recognizing Discovery Benefits as an ND Cares Business with a certificate.