Strengthening an Accessible, Seamless Network of Support for Service Members, Veterans, Families, and Survivors

Welcome to ND Cares

The North Dakota Cares coalition (ND Cares) began in May of 2013 after a team from North Dakota attended an academy hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). In January 2015, Then Governor Jack Dalrymple formalized the coalition under Executive Order 2015-01. 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. The coalition's priority is behavioral health, defined as a state of mental and emotional being and/or choices and actions that affect wellness. Experts estimate that by 2020, mental health and substance use disorders will surpass all physical diseases as a major cause of disability worldwide. The coalition's interest in behavioral health services focuses on promotion of emotional health, prevention of mental health disorders, prevention of substance use disorders, treatment, and recovery support.

Having a stable and safe place to live.
Conducting meaningful daily activities, such as a job, career, family caretaking, or creative endeavors, and the independence, income, and resources to participate in society.
Access to reliable and affordable transportation to participate in community and access needed services.
Having relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love and hope.
Making informed healthy choices that support physical and emotional health.