Valley City was recognized as a ND Cares Community at the January 2, 2018 City Commission Meeting. Warren Ventsch, Al Schuldt, and Jim Verwey, members of the Valley City Steering Committee were in attendance.
About ND Cares:
ND Cares is not a provider of services; rather, it is dedicated to improving understanding of the needs and services required by our heroes who should be able to access them close to home.
ND Cares Mission:
Strengthening an accessible, seamless network of support for Service Members, Veterans, Families, and Survivors.
For more information, visit https://ndcares.org
this resource provides step by step enrollment instructions and clear points of contact for any questions to use the VA benefits and services.
this site helps veterans find the best providers for Utilities, Renters Insurance, Cable TV and Internet available in their specific area.
ND Department of Veterans Affairs (NDDVA) announces "Commissioners Challenge" on Suicide Prevention, July 1, 2019 through October 31, 2019.
I am Challenging organization leaders in ND to accept the challenge of ensuring your members take the S.A.V.E. training
This challenge involves only 25 minutes of your time viewing a suicide prevention video, which could make a difference in the life of someone you love. The video was a collaborative effort between the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and PsychArmor Institute, designed to empower viewers with the basic knowledge of what the signs may be for someone who is struggling with the thoughts of suicide and it provides ideas on how to help. While the video refers to Veterans, the principles are universal, so let's make a difference in North Dakota with S.A.V.E.!!
To register and take the training please go to:
For in person training: https://www.fargo.va.gov/services/Suicide_Prevention_Program.asp
To request a certificate email: NDCares@nd.gov with the name used for registration
Goal: 100,000 North Dakotans watch the video
Please create a “SAVE” contact in your phone with the following:
ND Cares Network Newsletter
January 30, 2020: Community Clergy Training Program, Medora, ND
Many Veterans and their family members seek help for their problems from clergy because they feel the faith community can provide anonymity, confidentiality and a stigma-free environment. Yet clergy members sometimes have limited knowledge about readjustment difficulties and the unique health issues such as post-traumatic stress or depression common to returning warriors.
This Community Training Partner Initiative offers critical resource to educate and support the faith community as you support our Veterans and their family members.
Additional information including agenda and link for free registration included on poster.
July 9, 2019: Portraits, Bismarck VFW
Stacy Pearsall is an Air Force Veteran photographer who was wounded in combat while serving in Iraq. She is now touring the entire USA with a mission of capturing photos of other Veterans in all 50 states. She will be at the Bismarck VFW on July 9th from 10:00am to 4:00pm. This is an opportunity to support a fellow Veteran in this important, historic project AND receive a FREE portrait of yourself taken by this well-known photographer. You can wear anything you wish (uniforms or civilian clothes
are just fine) and she encourages you to bring a piece of your military history with you for the photograph. Stacy has been featured in many magazines and television reports and has had her military photos shown in galleries across the nation. Be a part of this historic project! No gimmicks - no hidden costs - no "gotcha's"...this is 100% FREE! Details can be found on her web site. All you need to do is sign up for a time slot.