Minnesota Soldier & Family Readiness Specialists

The mission of the Soldier & Family Readiness Specialists (SFRS) is to maximize the
resilience and readiness of Minnesota National Guard soldiers, their families, and local communities.

SFRS are dispersed throughout the state of Minnesota. They offer resources, referrals, and support to the Minnesota National Guard to enhance the quality of life and well being of service members and their families.

Listed are examples of support and resources SFRS can provide. To connect with an SFRS near you, see the location and contact information below.

- Free personal financial counselors who regularly work with service members
- Free tax assistance through Military OneSource
Emergency funds assistance through various organizations
- Access to free financial literacy materials and programs

- Connect with local veteran and community resources for homelessness support
- Home repair and maintenance assistance

Health and well being
- Provide information on a wide range of military-friendly counseling services and resources, including free non-medical counseling through Military OneSource
- Access to free drug and alcohol screening and classes for service members
- Tricare medical and dental insurance information
- Food insecurity support
- Childcare assistance through Childcare Aware

- Military education benefits
- Connections with veteran services through Minnesota State schools
- Information on grants and scholarships for current service members, spouses, and children

- Assistance in connecting with employment placement resources for veterans, current service members, and spouses
- Connect to Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for employer/employee legal support and employer/employee recognition
- Minnesota National Guard full-time job opportunities
- Hiring resources through the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
- Federal employment opportunities for veterans, current service members, and family members through USAJobs

For immediate assistance 24/7, call toll free 1(888) 234-1274. Or e-mail ng.mn.mnarng.list.j1-dcs-sfrs@mail.mil. To connect with an SFRS, click here.

For volunteer opportunities, click here. For donations, click here.


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Moorhead Duluth Brainerd Camp Ripley Metro Area Cambridge Montevideo New Ulm Mankato


1002 15th Ave. N
Moorhead, MN 56560
(651) 268-8884


4015 Airpark Blvd
Duluth, MN 55811
(651) 282-4091


1115 Wright St.
Brainerd, MN 56401
(651) 282-4053

Camp Ripley

15000 Hwy 115
Little Falls, MN 56345
(320) 616-3119

Metro Area

600 Cedar St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 282-4032/268-8538

Arden Hills - Ben Franklin
1536 Ben Franklin Dr.
Arden Hills, MN 55112
(651) 282-4749

Arden Hills - GRVC
4761 Hamline Ave N.
Arden Hills, MN 55112
(651) 282-4055

3300 W. 98th St.
Bloomington, MN 54431
(651) 282-4748

Brooklyn Park
5500 85th Ave N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
(651) 282-4519

13865 S. Robert Trail
Rosemount, MN 55068
(651) 282-4231


505 Spirit River Dr. S.
Cambridge, MN 55008
(651) 282-4031


711 S 17th St.
Montevideo, MN 56265
(651) 268-8388

New Ulm

205 N. Broadway St.
New Ulm, MN 55073
(651) 282-4471


100 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Mankato, MN 56001
(651) 268-8413