Resources

Dog Tag Buddies works hard to do everything we possibly can for our veterans.

Whether that be handing over a leash, helping them through training, or being there whenever they need to talk, we always want to be an available resource for our vets. We want nothing but the best for those we serve, and the links below provide many different sources of helpful information.

We may not be able to solve the problem on our own, but together we can help veterans lead more fulfilling lives.

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The mission of Veteran’s Navigation Network (VNN) is to facilitate a smooth transition for our Nation’s Service Members, from military service to civilian life. VNN creates a network to allow Veterans to succeed through job placement, physical and mental health, and peer to peer mentorship. 

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The Adaptive Performance Center (APC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit gym designed to serve disabled veterans and help them improve and maintain as much independent active living as possible.

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Veterans Upward Bound provides educational and support services to veterans. This organization intends to encourage and assist veterans in pursuing post-secondary education and training. It is the only federal education program specifically created to serve the needs of veterans.

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Veterans Meat Locker provides free, professionally-processed wild and domestic meat for Veterans and their families. ALL Veterans qualify with proof of service. 

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Horses Spirits Healing, Inc. (HSHI) is a nonprofit organization funded by the generosity of local individual and corporate donors to help disabled veterans find the ability to heal through equine therapy. The HSHI program is structured to offer all veterans the opportunity to connect with horses regardless of their experience.

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Montana Joining Community Forces (Montana JCF) was founded to serve Montana communities by centralizing, expanding, and maximizing the resources available to service members, Veterans, and their families (SMVF) in an effort to foster personal and family growth and build sustainable and relevant relationships between the military community and the community at large.

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Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings. 

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Montana Warriors on the Water (MWOTW) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization comprised of local sportsmen and women, and veterans of the United States Military, partnered with local businesses, communities, and organizations to provide outdoor recreational therapy and opportunities to veterans of the United States Military at NO cost.

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Warriors & Quiet Waters Foundation (WQW) is a catalyst for positive change in the lives of post-9/11 combat veterans and their loved ones through providing respite from the stresses of war, the monotony of lengthy hospital stays and traditional therapy, and the many day-to-day struggles involved in their journey home.

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The Missoula Region Veteran Support Network (VSN) is a group of Veterans, service providers, volunteers, non-profits, and businesses who have built relationships in order to provide a complete portfolio of resources to help Veterans, service members, and their families obtain the services they need for transition into civilian life, personal growth, and community belonging.

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Disabled American Veterans’ (DAV) single purpose is to empower veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. DAV ensures that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them, fights for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill, and educates the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

Billings location: 1138 16th St W, Billings, MT 59102; (406)-373-3856

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Montana 2-1-1 provides information and connects people to resources for non-emergency needs, via an easy-to-remember phone number (2-1-1) and a website (montana211.org). Montana 2-1-1 has a resource locator to help you find whatever you may need, such as help with financial difficulties, rent or utilities, affordable housing, or mental health and medical care.

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For veterans experiencing a housing crisis, Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) is designed to assist with housing stability. Eligible veterans receive case management and referrals to Veteran Administration (VA) and community resources.

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The Montana Veterans Foundation provides a safe place for veterans to call home, as well as personal and program assistance and access to a wide range of coordinated human services. Created by veterans for veterans, the MTVF’s goal is to offer integrated, holistic, clinically sound, and fiscally responsible transition services to the veteran population. 

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Impact Montana is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded for the purpose of advancing SMVF (Service Members, Veterans, and Military Families) support in Montana. Impact Montana helps subsidize existing SMVF support with new alternative and non-traditional methods of support relative to the success of life after military service. 

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Warriors at Ease is dedicated to bringing the power of yoga and meditation to military communities around the world through training, advocacy, programs, and partnerships. The integration of yoga and meditation into military and civilian settings helps support the health, resiliency, post-traumatic growth, and connection of service members, veterans, and their families. **There is one certified WAE trainer in Laurel, MT: Stacy Kyhl, judogirl.heying@gmail.com, 406-861-1679.

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The mission of the American Legion is to enhance the well-being of America’s veterans, their families, our military, and our communities by our devotion to mutual helpfulness.

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Montana K9 Safety is dedicated to supporting pet owners, sporting dog enthusiasts, veterinary and animal professionals, pet care professionals, animal shelter and rescue workers, etc. – basically anyone who genuinely cares for animals by providing training to save an animal’s life. MT K9 Safety offers the most practical, comprehensive, intense, and realistic training for pet safety.

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Montana Department of Labor and Industry’s Disabled Veteran Outreach Program (DVOP) was established to provide all transitioning military service members, Veterans, and Eligible Spouses with the resources to assist and prepare them to obtain meaningful careers and maximize their employment opportunities.

NATIONAL RESOURCES

Department of Veteran Affairs

Access and Manage Your VA Benefits and Health Care: https://www.va.gov/

Make the Connection – Resources: https://www.maketheconnection.net/resources

National Center for PTSD: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/understand/what/index.asp

Military One Source

Active Duty, Activated Guard and Reserve

https://www.militaryonesource.mil/

Veteran Employment Resources

Veteran Employment: vetjobs.com

Federal Employment for Veterans: www.fedshirevets.gov

Military Transition Resources: https://www.military-transition.org/resources.html

Service Animal Law Information

ADA Requirements – Service Animals: www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm

ADA National Network – Service Animals: http://adata.org/factsheet/service-animals

Homeless Veteran Program

1-877-424-3838

Women Veterans Call Center

Call or Text: 1-855-829-6636

To learn more: https://www.womenshealth.va.gov/programoverview/wvcc.asp

Veteran Mental Health Testimonials

Listen to their stories @ www.MakeTheConnection.net

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