Family Readiness Support Assistance Job opportunity in Bloomington, MN


Help wantedBelow and attached is a Family Readiness Support Assistance Job opportunity. This is a Full-Time civilian contracted position and we are looking for widest dissemination. Please share the attached information with Soldiers, Airmen and civilians.

JOB TITLE: Family Readiness Support Services (FRSS)

EMPLOYER: Gold Belt

OPEN PERIOD: Friday 18 December 2015 – Wednesday 23 December 2015

POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time Contract

VACANCY LOCATION: Bloomington, MN

Point of contact for this position is: Ms Michelle Darveau michelle.Darveau@gbg-hs.com

Questions concerning other recruitment and outreach matters is reference to this position please direct them to: Ms Michelle Darveau    michelle.Darveau@gbg-hs.com.

MN Bloomington FRSS Job Posting_23DEC15

Emily Weiss
Outreach Coordinator
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon
MN Department of Military Affairs
20 West 12th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55155-2098
651-282-4118
E-mail: emily.m.weiss3.nfg@mail.mil

*Please note that I am only in the office Thursdays and Fridays, but do have email access Mon-Fri. If this is an emergency, please contact Annette Kuyper at annette.b.kuyper.nfg@mail.mil, or at 651-282-4002*

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Operation Purple programs in 2016!

PBYR - TSSThe National Military Family Association and Teton Science Schools are proud to offer service members and their families an opportunity to reconnect and explore Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, free of charge.

Since 2010, Teton Science Schools has been providing transformative experience for military families and military kids. Teton Science Schools has hosted 12 Operation Purple Family Retreats, enabling military families to spend treasured time in nature reconnecting after deployment.

Teton Science Schools will be offering 3 Operation Purple programs in 2016:

Winter Family Retreat March 11th-15th – application open now!

Summer Family Retreat June 27th-July 1st – application open March 2016

Operation Purple Kids Camp July 25th-29th – open to military youth ages 12-17

Families will stay and eat at the Jackson Campus of the Teton Science Schools and spend their days exploring Grand Teton National Park with professional environmental educators. Operation Purple Family Retreats are open to active military families who have recently had their service member return from a deployment within the last 15 months. Transportation to the Operation Purple Family Retreat is the responsibility of the selected family. The National Military Family Association provides each attending family with a $200.00 stipend to assist with travel costs.

To apply to the Winter Retreat, please visit http://www.militaryfamily.org/kids-operation-purple/family-retreats/

The application for the Summer Family Retreat and Operation Purple Kids Camp will open in March.
For more information, please contact
Katie Hoskinson
fieldeducation@tetonscience.org
Or
Simmone Quesnell,
Operation Purple Program Manager
Western Region
squesnell@militaryfamily.org

Happy Holidays!

Teton Science Schools & National Military Family Association

We have TOYS!!

PBYR - SYSCODonationWe received a generous donation from Sysco MN of Holiday toys!! ALL Military families of ALL branches, please feel free to stop by my new location to grab a toy or 2! I am going to be on leave starting the 21st of December, so it would be best to stop by this week!!

The directions are below in case anyone needs them again.

Because the building is so new it does not show up on Google Maps yet.  For now, please use the following address for the Arden Hills Army Training site: 1245 County Hwy 96, Arden Hills, MN 55112.

Once you turn into AHATS please use these directions to get to the Ben Franklin Readiness Center:
Once you turn on Hamline, you will keep going until you hit Ben Franklin Rd. and take a left. (Do not enter the gated fenced area) Once you are on Ben Franklin Rd., you will come up to a government gas station on your left hand side. Once you are at the gas station keep going straight and you will hit a dirt road. Once you hit the dirt road take an immediate left and it will turn into a paved road. That road will bring you up to the Ben Franklin Readiness Center. You will have to let me know when you are on your way because we keep all the doors locked.

Jonell Wilson
Military Family Assistance Specialist
HRCI Contractor
Ben Franklin Readiness Center
1536 Ben Franklin Dr.
Arden Hills, MN 55112
Office: 651-282-4055
Jonell.M.Wilson.ctr@mail.mil

Military Family Assistance Specialist Jonell Wilson has moved

MovingGood Day,

I am now settled into my new office. Because the building is so new it does not show up on Google Maps yet.  For now, please use the following address for the Arden Hills Army Training site: 1245 County Hwy 96, Arden Hills, MN 55112.

Once you turn into AHATS please use these directions to get to the Ben Franklin Readiness Center:
Once you turn on Hamline, you will keep going until you hit Ben Franklin Rd. and take a left. (Do not enter the gated fenced area) Once you are on Ben Franklin Rd., you will come up to a government gas station on your left hand side. Once you are at the gas station keep going straight and you will hit a dirt road. Once you hit the dirt road take an immediate left and it will turn into a paved road. That road will bring you up to the Ben Franklin Readiness Center. You will have to let me know when you are on your way because we keep all the doors locked.

We are working on ordering more street signs so that the building can be more readily found to the public.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

FYI: I have toys and MORE COMING!!! I also have lots of school supplies leftover that are outside my office and ready to take!

Jonell Wilson
Military Family Assistance Specialist
HRCI Contractor
Ben Franklin Readiness Center
1536 Ben Franklin Dr.
Arden Hills, MN 55112
Office: 651-282-4055
Jonell.M.Wilson.ctr@mail.mil

Military OneSource FREE Tax Services

Military1SourceFree Tax Services Available Through Military OneSource
http://www.militaryonesource.mil/financial-and-legal/personal-financial-management-and-taxes?content_id=281461

Why pay for tax software when you don’t have to? Managing your finances or getting help filing your taxes doesn’t cost you a dime through Military OneSource. Military OneSource provides free tax preparation and filing services and tax consultations.

Military OneSource tax preparation and filing services

Through the Military OneSource tax preparation and filing service, a provider will walk you through a series of questions to help you complete your tax return. This service allows you to:
Complete and electronically file your federal and up to three state tax forms Check your electronic filing status Rest easy knowing the vendor is by your side if you get audited Get 100 percent accurate calculations or the vendor will reimburse you up to $10,000

This online software product is easy to use, and technical assistance is available if you need it. For technical assistance, such as login issues, using the software, printing returns, etc. or for any personal tax-related questions, call 855-897-8639 and follow the prompts.

FYI: Military One Source also offers FREE financial and budget counseling with a certified Financial counselor!
http://www.militaryonesource.mil/confidential-help/other-services-and-counseling?content_id=282876

Hope for Recovery classes available

PBYR - nami LogoMy name is Kara Bennett and I am the Outreach Director for NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) Minnesota. I wanted to take a moment to make sure you know about a workshop we’ll be offering a few places in Hennepin County for families this winter and spring. I hope you will promote these opportunities to those you work with!

Hope for Recovery is a six hour class taught by a trained family member that provides practical strategies for dealing with the complexities of mental illness. Participants learn about mental illnesses, treatments, coping and communication strategies, the mental health system, and local resources. This class is ideal for family members and caregivers.

StLouisPark1-23

Bloomington3-5

Minneapolis5-14

This class is free but registration is required. Flyers with additional information are attached. Keep an eye on our website http://www.namihelps.org/classes.html for the most up to date information about scheduled classes around the state.

2016 Children’s Dental Services

cdsCDS MISSION: Since 1919, Children’s Dental Services (CDS) is dedicated to improving the oral health of children from families with low incomes by providing accessible treatment and education to our diverse community.

CDS provides care to:

  • · Children from birth to 21 (up to 26 with insurance or full pay) and
  • · Pregnant women of all ages

Attached please find an updated flyer and information for Children’s Dental Services including their 2016 schedule for the Wayzata office. Please share this information with appropriate staff, peers, and families.

PBYR – 2016 CDS

Wayzata Office Service Dates for 2016:

February 18th

April 21st

June 16th

August 18th

October 20th

December 15th

Please visit their website for more information: http://childrensdentalservices.org/