Established by Governor Jack Dalrymple through Executive Order 2015-01 which establishes a coalition charged with improving collaboration and coordination on behavior health services for Service Members, Veterans, Families, and Survivors (SMVFS).  Updated December 2015 adding Director of the Fargo VA Health Care System by Executive Order 2015-05

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

The North Dakota Cares (ND Cares) Coalition includes a broad spectrum of more than 40 service providers and partners whose work touches the lives of Service Members, Veterans, Families, and Survivors.  Members share a common interest in strengthening an accessible network of support across the state, even though each entity retains authority over its own programs and services.  The purpose of the ND Cares coalition is to resolve barriers or gaps in services to ensure those serving, who have served, families and survivors receive the behavior health care and assistance they need.  Connie Sprynczynatyk chairs the coalition.


While ND Cares is not a provider of services; 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 is dedicated to strengthening an accessible, seamless network of support for SMVFS.

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