Chanhassen AM Legion Post 580

Do you run your own business? 

Veterans can register their business with the State of MN to be informed of business opportunities within the state government for veteran owned businesses. Learn more about this program by clicking Veteran-owned Small Business Procurement Program

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Yellow Ribbon Program
The Yellow Ribbon Program can help you pay for higher out-of-state, private school, foreign school, or graduate school tuition and fees that the Post-9/11 GI Bill doesn’t cover. Keep reading to find out if you’re eligible and if your school takes part in this program. Learn more about this program by clicking Yellow Ribbon Program

for Veteran's Support

Helping Paws - Helping Veteran's with PTSD. 
The mission of Helping Paws is to further people’s independence and quality of life through the use of Assistance Dogs. Learn more about this program by clicking Helping Paws

Here are some other Veteran Links

Types of Veteran ID Cards

Types Of Veteran ID Cards | Veterans Affairs (

Eligibility for Veterans Pension​ 

U.S Dept of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Pension Program

SOAR - Social Security Outreach, Access, and Recovery

SOAR Connecting Veterans with Social Security Benefits

 Check out this website for information regarding Social Security Benefits

Social Security and Disability Resource

 Special Extra Earning for Military Service

Extra Social Security benefit may be available for individuals who served on active duty from January 1957 to December 31, 2001. You may qualify for a higher Social Security payment for your military service. Visit the social security website at: to find out more information on how to possibly increase your Social Security benefits

The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs (MDVA) offers support seven days a week for Minnesota Veterans and their families.

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

 MDVA Benefits and Resources I Am A Veteran
 Asbestos and Mesotelioma Sites

Veteran's Day Appreciation Events and Other Discounts (COMING SOON)


 Farmer Veteran Coalition

THE VIRTUAL WALL Vietnam Veterans Memorial 


First click on a state.  When it opens, scroll down to the city and the names will appear.  Then click on their names.  It should show you a picture of the person, or at least their bio and medals.  This really is an amazing web site.  Someone spent a lot of time and effort to create it.  I hope that everyone who receives this appreciates what those who served in Vietnam sacrificed for our country.  The link below is a virtual wall of all those lost during the Vietnam war with the names, bio's and other information on our lost heroes. Those who remember that time frame, or perhaps lost friends or family can look them up on this site.

Helping Web Sites and Phone Numbers

At sometime in life we all need help or know people who need help.  This web page provides links and phone numbers to help people with a variety of life's issues and challenges....

Veteran's Crisis Hotline  

   Dial 988 then press 1 or Text 838255
VA Minneapolis health care


At Minneapolis VA Health Care System, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers. Find a health facility near you, and manage your health online. Sign up for community events and updates.

Minnesota Suicide & Crisis Hotlines

You don’t have to go through this alone. If you are struggling today, need support with your mental health, or have experienced a traumatic event, consider contacting a helpline. It’s free, anonymous and confidential. 

Dial 988 

Call, text or chat the free lifeline to connect to a trained and caring counselor and get support for whatever you’re dealing with. Call for yourself or if you’re worried about a loved one.

HSI Crisis Connection - 24/7 Crisis Line

 612-379-6363 or 1-866-379-6363

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Carver County Health Services

952-442-7601 Carver County Mental Health Crisis Team 

Center for Disease and Control


Poison Control Center

Child Abuse Hotline


Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Shelters for Abused Spouses Womankind Support Services for Battered Women Minneapolis MN 55435 Business (612) 924-5775 Hotline/Crisis (612) 924-5775

Post 9/11 Transition and Case Management (TCM) 


Post-9/11 Transition and Case Management (TCM) ensures that transitioning service members and Veterans receive the care and support they need as they transition from military to civilian life.

If you know of another website or phone number that will help our veterans, their friends and family please send an email to