A Chance To Grow
has teamed up with the Homecoming for Veterans
(HC4V) project, a force dedicated to providing EEG Biofeedback training for Veterans in need with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms at NO COST.
EEG Biofeedback is a cutting-edge tool for individuals suffering from PTSD. It is a drug-free, non-invasive brain exercising technique. Veterans who have been through the program have shown tremendous positive benefits with sleep problems, anxiety, pain, irritability, anger and rage, as well as cognitive deficits. The training can also help soldiers recover from drug, alcohol, and tobacco dependency.
Please contact A Chance To Grow
for further information 612-789-1236.QuitDay.org
has a page on tobacco's effects on veterans and how to help our troops live longer and healthier after serving https://quitday.org/support/veterans-quit-smoking/Blue Star Mothers Local chapter for Isanti County contact. firstname.lastname@example.org
MN Blue Star Mothers Chapter 16 P.O. Box 258 Pine City, MN 55063 Also on facebook PineCityBlueStarMomswww.militarychild.org
check out their web site for registration details Hero 2 Hired
A Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Programwww.vets4warriors.com
1-855-VET-TALK Online support for veterans and service members.Sight For Soldiers Program
Allina Hospital and Phillips Eye Institute team up to provide free laser correction surgery for members in the National Guard and Reserves.
The Work Connection
Job placement and job services. 120 North Main St. Cambridge, MN 55008 (763) 689-6979 Pam Gilley-BorchardtTrust Vets
a resource to find businesses owned by veterans. Joe Johnson (612) 799-8397 Joe@trustvets.com facebook.com/trustvetsPositively Minnesota Work Force Center
140 Buchanan St. N Suite 152 Cambridge, MN 55008 (763) 279-4471 1-888-4285627 Charlie Armentrout email@example.com
Assistance finding employment. Assistance with hiring veterans.
Minnesota Veterans Employment Services
Updated 5-18-2010Finding Job Opportunities
Government/Civil Service Jobs
Federal Civil Service www.usajobs.gov/
State Civil Service http://www.careers.state.mn.us/
County Jobs http://www.mncounties.org/employment.html
City Jobs http://www.lmc.org/page/1/city-jobs.jsp
Private Sector Jobs
Minnesota Works https://www.minnesotaworks.net/
Free statewide job bank for Minnesota employers and job seekers. To find veteran friendly employers hiring, type in "veteran friendly" in the search box.
Vet Central http://www.jobcentral.com/vetcentral/
Find employers with federal contracts nationwide. These employers are mandated to recruit veterans.Obtaining Veteran Documents and Credentials
Air Force http://www.au.af.mil/au/ccaf/
Coast Guard http://www.uscg.mil/hr/cgi/
Verification of Military Experience and Training (VMET -DD2586) Contact your local CVSO or visit https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/vmet/index.jsp
Discharge From Active Duty (DD-214) call your CSVO or visit http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/
Credentialing Opportunities On-Line
Transfer military training into civilian certificationsIdentify Occupational Skills and Research Careers
ISEEK (Minnesota's Career, Education and Business Information System) http://www.iseek.org
Research labor market information for occupations in Minnesota. Here you can find occupational employment outlook, hiring practices, required certifications and training, average wages, and take a career assessment.
Occupational Information Network (O*NET) http://online.onetcenter.org
Click on crosswalk then military to find skills related to your military experience or click on Find Occupations to find key tasks and skills needed for any occupation, which can be helpful when writing a resume or preparing for an interview.
Career One Stop http://www.careeronestop.org
Click on Military Transition to convert military skills to civilian skills, or click on Job Search and use Employer Locator tool to find potential employers.
Network with other veterans
Federal Veterans Education call 1-888-442-4551 or clickhttp://www.gibill.va.gov/
State of Minnesota Veterans Education Programs http://www.mdva.state.mn.us/education.htm
Federal Veteran Program (VR&E) https://www.vetsuccess.gov
or (612) 970-5440
State Programs call (651) 296-5616
Education Assistance on a Minnesota college campus call
(612) 625-7620 or http://mymilitaryeducation.orgEmployment Rights and Benefits
Reemployment Rights www.dol.gov/elaws/userra.htm
for violations call Kevin Nagel at (651) 259-7511Veterans Employment Services at Minnesota's Work Force Centers
Work Force Center - To locate a Work Force Center near
you or to contact your local Veterans Employment Rep.http://positivelyminnesota.com/jobseekers/veterans
or call 1-800-GET-JOBS
Services at the Work Force Center include: Assistance seeking
employment, help preparing and reviewing your resume,
referrals to various veteran services, guidance in understanding
job search, converting military skills to civilian language, free
work shops such as the creative job search, transition assistance
program, bonding assistance where required for employment.Minnesota Veteran Benefits and Services "One Stops"
Minnesota Veterans Services www.minnesotaveteran.org
or call 1-888-546-5838
County Veterans Service Officer statewide listingshttp://mnveteranservice.org/documents/cvso.html
The Mission Continues has an immediate need to award 5 Fellowships for the rapidly approaching Fellowship Charlie Class 2016 by the end of APRIL 2016 for qualifying Minnesota Veterans!! The posted deadline for Charlie Class 2016 is April 11, 2016, but The Mission Continues is extending that to no later than April 27, 2016 for our Minnesota veterans!
Once selected, all veterans across the nation will attend a 3-day fully paid Orientation course and Charlie Class and The Mission Continues staff will be holding the July 2016 Orientation course in Minneapolis!! This is a BIG DEAL as these Orientations are only hosted in four cities across the country per year.
I'm including much more detailed information regarding the Fellowship Program below.
The link to use to apply is:https://www.missioncontinues.org/fellowships/
A big portion of the Fellowship application process is identifying a non-profit organization the veteran will engage and help for 6-months. At first this may seem daunting, but I am offering my services and will make it my mission in life to help any veteran search and identify an organization. I'm including my personal contact information below; feel free to provide for a veteran needing help! Also, I'm providing contact information for Alicia Downs, National Outreach Manager for The Mission Continues as well; Alicia can help with the application process.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I truly hope we can help some of our local veterans make a successful and rewarding transition here at home!!
Alicia M. Downs, MSW
National Outreach Manager
The Mission Continues | 1100 H St NW Suite 250 | Washington, DC 20005
O: 240.752.6847 | M: 202.670.5307 | F: 314.571.6227
Platoon Leader ~ St. Paul Service Platoon
Fellowship Alumni ~ Bravo 2012
The Mission Continues
M: 651-955-7200Deploying Veterans on new missions in their community, leaving a legacy of service and inspiring current & future generations to serve!
THE MISSION CONTINUES FELLOWSHIP
A Mission Continues Fellowship involves 20 hours of service per week for 26 weeks at a local nonprofit organization. Fellows are encouraged to choose a nonprofit organization to serve based on their own personal passions.
Before beginning the fellowship, Fellows attend a three-day Fellowship Orientation, joining other post-9/11 veterans from their Fellowship Class for a weekend of training, service and camaraderie. Upon returning home from orientation, Fellows officially begin their fellowships at their host organizations.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A FELLOWSHIP?
• Fellows must have served in the United States Military after September 11, 2001, having attained an honorable discharge after a minimum of 24 months of time in military service (unless serious injury was sustained preventing further service).
• Fellows may no longer be serving on Active Duty or serving in the National Guard or Reserve (IRR/ING status is acceptable).
• A clean criminal record is also required (individual circumstances may be discussed on a case-by-case basis).
WHY SHOULD I BECOME A MISSION CONTINUES FELLOW?
Every Mission Continues Fellow applies to the program for unique reasons. Additional benefits include:
• Connection with other veterans in your community and across the nation by:
o Attending the Fellowship Orientation at the beginning of your six months of service
o Planning and attending service projects, bringing veterans and civilians together to benefit your community
o Speaking on behalf of your host organization and The Mission Continues at career fairs, on veteran’s panels, or through specific media opportunities
• Development of professional skills and network
• Translation of military-based skills to civilian workforce
• A cost-of-living stipend provided by The Mission Continues