Resources for veterans and their loved ones

General

  1. St. Cloud VA Health Care System
  2. U.S. Veterans Resource
  3. Minnesota Association of County Veterans Service Officers
  4. Veterans Crisis Line
  5. Stearns County Veterans Services Resource

Benefits

Find your county veteran service officer at www.MinnesotaVeteran.org or 888-LinkVet (888-546-5838)

Local County Veterans Service Officers

  1. Stearns County — Terry Ferdinandt, terry.ferdinandt@co.stearns.mn.us
  2. Sherburne County — Eugene Graff, eugene.graff@co.sherburne.mn.us
  3. Benton County — George Fiedler, gfiedler@co.benton.mn.us
  4. Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs
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Housing/homelessness

  1. VA National Call Center for Homeless Veterans: 877-4AID-VET (877-424-3838)
  2. St. Cloud VA Homeless Outreach worker: 252-1670

Health care

  1. St. Cloud VA Health Care System: 255-6340
  2. Department of Veterans Affairs’ online personal health record.

Women Veterans

  1. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Women Veterans
  2. St. Cloud VA Health Care System: 255-6339

Suicide/crisis

Veterans and their loved ones can call 800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Education/GI Bill

  1. St. Cloud State University Veterans Resource Center
    • Email: veteransresource@stcloudstate.edu
    • Phone: 308-2185
  2. Minnesota Office of Higher Education
    • Phone: 651-642-0567
  3. GI Bill comparison tool
  4. Application for federal student aid: www.fafsa.ed.gov
  5. Higher Education Veterans Programs
    • Email: military@custhelp.com
    • Phone: 800-456-8519

Caregivers

  1. www.caregiver.va.gov
  2. VA Caregiver Support Line: 855-260-3274