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Welcome to
The
Veterans Coalition
of
Northwest Montana

Veterans Helping Veterans

About Us

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Veterans Coalition of Northwest Montana shall be to honor and serve the needs of military Veterans and their families.


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Our Goal

Eradicate Veteran Suicide

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The Solution

The Coalition will work towards eliminating suicide by:

*Identifying risk factors

*Build partnerships in the community

 *Facilitating intervention by Veterans to help at-risk Veterans connect with community partners

*Coordinating and implementing suicide prevention trainings in the community specific to Veterans

*Motivating Veterans and the families of Veterans to participate in recreational, therapeutic, and economic activities in order to facilitate the healing process

*Advocate for the Veteran

Our Partners

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Our Partners & Sponsors

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Programs

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Programs will include, but not be limited to:

· Providing veterans and their families with information about benefits and referrals to the Veterans Administration.

·  Working in partnership with organizations in identifying at-risk veterans, specifically regarding suicide and post-traumatic stress (PTSD). The objective is to end veteran suicides in Montana and nationwide.

The Coalition will work towards eliminating suicide by:

· Identifying risk factors

· Facilitating intervention and assistance by veterans to help at-risk veterans connect with community partners

· Coordinating and implementing suicide prevention trainings in the community specific to Veterans

·  Motivating veterans and the families of veterans to participate in recreational, therapeutic, and economic activities in order to facilitate the healing process

Veterans For Veterans

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A vet is best understood by another vet. We are brothers and sisters that served and fought for a cause. That cause is liberty. It is America! There has never been a nation like this. As vets we must serve those that served and fight for those that fought. We must stand with military families for they have paid a very dear price. They too must be shown the respect and appreciation they deserve. They earned it many times over.

Only a small percent of mankind is able to call themselves Americans. Only a small portion of Americans have served to protect them. We must, and we will stand with them. This is the land where Old Glory waves and the eagle soars. This is where freedom’s bell rings out and Lady Liberty holds her torch so high. Yes, this America is an incredible gift from God. It is protected by those who serve. We will stand with them. That is the mission of the Veterans Coalition of Northwest Montana.

by Keith Ballard, Green Beret, Vietnam Vet

Veterans
Helping Veterans

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FACE TO FACE

To look deeply into another vet to discover their needs, desires, hopes, and potential.

SHOULDER TO SHOULDER

To not ever look down on another vet even to pull him up. To stand with him and beside him. We are unbreakable when we stand together.

BACK TO BACK

We look out for each other. Two warriors standing back to back in battle cannot be surprised by the enemy.

Announcement of Upcoming Events

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VETERANS BBQ

Sponsored by

 Associates Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1087


Saturday, September  21th, 2019 ~  

Time: TBD

Veterans Park/Depot Park

15 Depot Park

corner of 1st Avenue NE & W. Center, 

Kalispell, MT


Find out more

Board
of
Directors

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Mike Shepard, President (Veteran)

michaelshepard7@gmail.com

(406) 250-9806

Terry Baker, Vice President (Veteran)

terry@vcnwm.com

(406) 212-5840

Doug Gilbertson, Treasurer (Veteran)

pdgilbert1943@charter.net

(406) 253-3943

L.D. Gross, Secretary (Veteran)

birches@centurytel.net

(406) 837-6800

Mike Stone, Director (Veteran)

12cstoneman@gmail.com

(406) 260-1954

Jim Higgins, Director (Veteran)

higginsjw.1@gmail.com

(406) 291-0356

John Wise,  Director (Veteran)

johnhenrywise@yahoo.com

(720)-201-7978

Nan Wise, Executive Assistant (Spouse of Vet)

nan@vcnwm.com

(406) 407-2153

Megan Rel, Training Coordinator (Daughter of Vet)

info@vcnwm.com

(406) 871-8803

Legislative Resources

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Montana Legal Services Association

A law firm that empowers low-income people by providing legal information, advice and other services free of charge. 

1535 Liberty Lane, Suite 110D, Missoula

406-543-8343

Helpline ( Mon-Fri (9am-1pm)

800-666-6899


MT State Senate Dee Brown 

PO Box 444, Hungry Horse 

406-387-9393

PO Box 200500, Helena 

406-444-4800


Senator Steve Daines 

Field Representatives: Ron Catlett 

40 2nd St E Ste 211, Kalispell 

406-257-3765


Senator Jon Tester 

Field Representative: Chad Campbell 

8 3rd St E, Kalispell 

406-257-3360


Congressman Greg Gianforte 

Field Representative: Mike Waters 

222 N 32nd St Ste 900, Billings 

406-969-1736

710 Central Ave, Great Falls 

406-952-1280

7 West 6th Ave Ste 3B, Helena 

406-502-1435

1419 Longworth HOB, Washington DC

202-225-3211


Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals. Your generous donation will fund our mission to eradicate Veteran suicide.

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We love our Veterans & our Community, 

so feel free to visit during normal business meetings.

Veterans Coalition
of
Northwest Montana

P.O. Box 7266, Kalispell, Montana 59904, United States

(406) 407-8423 or (406) 407-2153

Board Meetings

 First Tuesday of Every Month

 Time: 1PM - 3PM

Location:

Bigfork VFW Post 4042

8098 MT Hwy 35

Bigfork, MT 59911