Veterans Organizations

American Legion

Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation (commonly referenced as VA&R) is one of the KEY pillars of the American Legion. The American Legion stands on the front line of change in this pillar of service. It is a complex and vital part of the organization’s mission – particularly now, as a new generation of wartime veterans enters the civilian and VA worlds.

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is a comprehensive program that creates awareness for the purpose of connecting Service members and their families with community support, training, services and resources. The organization provides information, assistance, referral, and follow-up services to Service members and their Families. 

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)

The Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota (DAV MN) is a membership organization for the women and men disabled in our nation’s defense in Minnesota. DAV has been helping  disabled service members navigate the complex claims process for assistance programs for decades.

Minnesota Veterans Assistance Council (MACV)

Homelessness and its consequences are leading causes of personal and family suffering and community problems resulting in major health and social costs. MACV exists to directly help veterans and their families affected by homelessness or those in danger of becoming homeless. It also strives to serve, inform, educate and train others to carry a message of hope.

VA Hospital

Minneapolis VA Health Care System (VAHCS) is a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology, as well as education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care.

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) never stands still. Every member is given an active part toward helping our organization to keep pace with constantly changing problems. TCVI partners with local Minnesota Posts and Auxiliaries as well as the statewide organization to provide opportunities for self-improvement and comradery.

Community Resources

Catholic Charities

For nearly 150 years, Catholic Charities has served the poorest and most vulnerable members of our community. They continue to adapt and respond to the needs of the community and focus attention where it is most needed. They seek to prevent poverty before it takes hold, meet basic needs in times of crisis, and create pathways out of poverty.

Community Action Partnership Hennepin County

Community Action Partnership of Hennepin County (CAP-HC), formerly known as Community Action Partnership of Suburban Hennepin (CAPSH), works to establish services, programs and partnerships that address poverty and increase family and economic stability in Hennepin County.

Lutheran Social Services

Since 1865, Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota has responded to Minnesota’s changing needs. They have a presence in all 87 Minnesota counties. With an annual budget of nearly $150 million funded from public, private and charitable sources, LSS is one of the state’s largest nonprofit social service organizations.

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) is a cabinet level state agency dedicated to serving Veterans and their families by assisting them in securing state and federal benefits, and by providing programs and services relating to higher education, benefits, burial, claims, outreach and Veterans preference.

St. Stephen’s Human Services

St. Stephen’s goal is to support individuals and families experiencing homelessness in achieving permanent, affordable housing. They seek to achieve that goal through street outreach, shelter, and housing programs. We meet people where they are and work together toward self-sufficiency and housing stability.

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