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ND Planning Committee to End Veteran Homelessness

ND Planning Committee to End Veteran Homelessness

Established in 2019 the committees goal is to end Veteran Homelessness in North Dakota by Veterans Day 2020.

The committee membership is comprised of North Dakota Veteran, Housing, Legislative and Homeless program leaders. The committee will develop and implement a strategic plan which will be presented to a coalition of direct service providers in North Dakota.

Purpose of the committee: to achieve and sustain a well-coordinated, and efficient community system that ensures homelessness is rare, brief and non-recurring and that no veteran is forced to live on the street.

Priorities and action plan will include:

  • Coordinated entry
  • Standardized Assessments
  • Prioritization and Housing First Stabilization and Homelessness prevention

Contact:

Lonnie Wangen

Samantha Navratil, 701-239-3700 ext 3483, samantha.navratil@va.gov

ND Coalition for Homeless People

Committee Members

Meetings:

May 21, 2020 2:00PM VAHCS

August 20, 2020 2:00PM VAHCS

October 22, 2020 2:00PM VAHCS

ND Fisher House Committee

Purpose: Explore the possibilities of obtaining a Fisher House for the Fargo VA Health Care Services.

Member List

Meetings

Veterans Home Foundation

The North Dakota Veterans Home Foundation was created in 1987 to build a permanent endowment for the North Dakota Veterans Home to enhance the quality of life of our Veterans. The foundation was created as a charitable organization under section 501C (3) of the Internal Revenue Service.

The organization operates off of the interest made on the endowment. Money's made go to support special programs, activities, to buy equipment and etc.

The Board of Directors is composed of 15 military Veterans from the five major veteran organizations in North Dakota, which includes the Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), The American Legion, American Veterans (AMVETS), and the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA).

  1. The Board of Directors provide guidance and approval of three main areas.
  2. They are in charge of promoting giving;
  3. Handling and managing the investment portfolio;
  4. Responsible for long range planning and establishing goals and objectives for the foundation.

Anyone interested in making a contribution to the foundation,

Please contact 

(701) 683-6500 or email ndvh@nd.gov.

Learn more.

ND Veterans Court Exploratory Committee

Purpose: To maintain and improve on the North Dakota "Virtual Veterans Court" program. Coordinate and collaborate resources and services available for ND Veterans who are "Justice Involved".  Obtain data on ND Justice involved veterans. Determine necessity and actions needed to establish a specialty court for veterans in North Dakota.

Committee Members

Meeting Minutes

Veterans Legislative Council

The North Dakota Veterans Legislative Council (NDVLC) was established to bring veterans organizations together in a united effort on behalf of all veterans and dependents. It is meant to provide a practical means through which Veterans organizations throughout the state may effectively contribute to the betterment of all veterans. The three major responsibilities of the NDVLC are to sponsor and monitor legislation that affects veterans and their dependents, monitor all general programs for veterans including hospital benefits, employment programs, and social programs; and finally, to establish a system of public relations for veterans. No member of the NDVLC may hold concurrent membership on the Administrative Committee on Veterans Affairs.

The NDVLC is made up of three members from each of the following five Veterans organizations; the American Legion, VFW, DAV, AMVETS, and VVA. The three representatives from each Veterans organization shall be the Department Commander, the Department Adjutant, and one other representative. Each member has one vote. The office of president, vice-president, and secretary/treasurer are elected from these voting members. The secretary receives no salary and performs duties as outlined in the By-laws.

The third segment of the NDVLC is the Legislative Committee. There are two members from each organization and a chairman. They are appointed for two years. They should be from the Bismarck area so they can attend hearings on bills affecting the veterans.

The NDVLC's main function is drafting, monitoring, or co-sponsoring Veterans legislation. It is not an administrative body. Administration and implementation of Veterans laws is the function of the Administrative Committee on Veterans' Affairs, (ACOVA).

Read the NDVLC Constitution and Bylaws for more information.

NDVLC is not covered by ND Law, however the NDVLC is referenced in the ND Century Code under the Administrative Committee on Veterans' Affairs (ACOVA): NDCC37-18.1-02 (4): The committee shall, under recommendation from the board or the subcommittee, present any matters needing attention and action to the appropriate board, commission, agency, or department of the state, and the North Dakota veterans' coordinating council.


Members
Joe HallPresident of NDVLC
DAV Adjutant
Keli Berglund - Secretary/Treasurer
DAV Legislative Rep.
Vernon Dunnick 
AMVETS Commander
Corey Moen
VFW Commander
Keith Peterson
AMVETS Adjutant
James Markey 
VFW Adjutant
James Nelson 
AMVETS Legislative Rep.
William Tuff 
VFW Quartermaster
Steve Anderson 
American Legion Commander
Dan Stenvold
VVA President
Ron Matthews
American Legion Adjutant
Larry Young 
VVA Vice President
Ken Wiederholt
American Legion Legislative Rep.
Russ Stabler 
VVA Secretary & Legislative Rep.
Matt Herrud 
DAV Commander
 
Ex-Officio Members
Murray Strom 
ACOVA Chairman
Lonnie Wangen
NDDVA Commissioner
MG Alan Dohrmann 
NDNG Adjutant General 
Dr. Breton Weintraub 
VAHCS Director Fargo 

Minutes