DAV Donor Connect

I hope you all are faring well with this cold weather snap we have been having. I am proud to say our request list has dwindled to only a few items and many of the requests remaining I am running down leads to fulfill them.

I am making many new business connections which seem to be beneficial for the items unable to be listed with the Donor Connect Program or donors unable to maintain items. If you have any businesses or programs you think would benefit from the Donor Connect information please let me know and I can reach out to them or feel free to forward my contact information.

To all of you who have served our country I sincerely thank you for your service as we near Veterans Day this weekend. “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” John F. Kennedy

Donor Connect weekly listing 11.7.17.pdf

Have a wonderful day.

Stephanie Zeimetz
St. Cloud VA HSC
Donor Connect

Joining Community Forces-MN Conference Series

You are cordially invited to save the date for the 2017 Joining Community Forces-MN Conference Series. JCF-MN Conferences unite Yellow Ribbon Network volunteers, service providers, and community leaders for the purpose of sharing best practices, building relationships, and providing updates on military support initiatives. Mark your calendar and share this opportunity with your colleagues and committee members. Registration is now open! For additional information please see the PDF below.

2017 JCF-MNConference_Registration_FALL2017.pdf

2017 MDVA Women Veterans Conference – May 25

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs 2017 Women Veterans Conference!

WHAT: 2017 MDVA Women Veterans Conference
WHO: ALL Ages, Eras, Branches, Transitioning Military Women WELCOME!
WHEN: May 25, 2017 * 8:00am-5:00pm
WHERE: Ramada Plymouth Hotel and Conference Center 2705 Annapolis Ln N Plymouth, MN 55441
WHY: Its Free, There will be a great benefit assistance, Veteran resources and organizations on site and many great things.
HOW: To register, or for more information, http://www.MinnesotaVeteran.org/WomenVeterans * 1-888-LinkVet

Arden Hills Family Assistance Center Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Monthly News

flagThe first edition of the Arden Hills Family Assistance Center Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Monthly news has been published and is available for your reading. You can find the January 2017 edition of the news by going to the Arden Hills FAC Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Monthly news page which can be found as a sub menu item under the Resources & PBYR Partners button on the left hand side of the page.

Check it out, it is fun read and will help keep you up to date with current and up-coming events. Yolanda Von Itter wants your help to make it even better so if you have any idea’s or suggestions drop her a line at:


BeThere Assistance Program

pbyr-betherelogoA new resource available for Active Duty, National Guard, Reserve members and their families. Please see the PDF’s below for additional information.

Who: BeThere Peer Support Call and Outreach Center.

What: Call and speak to a Veteran or military spouse when you need to:

  • Talk to someone who shares your military experience
  • Connect to resources
  • Get support in any area of life

Peer specialists support you after your call with follow-up for as long as
you want it.

Where/How: Chat: https://BeTherePeerSupport.com
Text: 480-360-6188
Call : 844-357-PEER (7337)



Kids Summer Camp Opportunities

Below is communication from the Hennepin County Parent Catalyst Leadership Group (PCLG) with information on summer camp opportunities.

In this month’s PCLG News, we respond to a common question around this time of year: Are there any camps this summer that my kid can attend?  The answer may be “Yes!”


PBYR butterfly-in-hand1And don’t forget that PCLG has an online, confidential Facebook Support Group.  To register, contact fbook4hcparents@gmail.com

For additional information please see the attached PDF.

PBYR Feb 2016 PCLG News


Margaret Sullivan

Coordinator, Parent Catalyst Leadership Group

Hennepin County Children’s Mental Health Collaborative