Veteran Family Service
Family Service Rochester is proudly collaborating with Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Southeast Minnesota to provide support for military families in our midst. Veteran Family Services (VFS) is a new, subsidized service for eligible Military and Veteran families who currently serve or have served since September 11, 2001.
We know that when Soldiers go to war, their families go with them. When they return, families may experience the same reintegration challenges, parental concerns, financial difficulties, marital and other family relationship issues, anxiety, depression or stress. Through VFS Family Service Rochester will offer case management, counseling and therapy services to our southeast Minnesota Veteran families.
Family members eligible include parents, siblings, children, spouses and significant others. Donations that make this service possible, coordinated through Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Southeast Minnesota, come from Mayo-Hiawatha Chapter 28 of the Disabled American Veterans, Rochester Tee it Up for the Troops, and other local supporters. Download the informational brochure here and share with anyone you may know who would be interested in this service.
Exciting News and a Legacy Program for Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Southeast MN!
Supporting Resiliency in Our Military Children and Adolescents is an online course designed to introduce educators, caregivers and mental health professionals to the military culture framework as well as the impact military deployment has on the child at different developmental stages. Methods for supporting the child and family in the classroom as well as at home will be explored.
Through a common knowledge base, educators, caregivers and mental health professionals can begin to encourage continuation of working together to support and strengthen resilience in children and adolescents from military families.
This course is offered without charge to the participating professional due to support from Beyond The Yellow Ribbon Southeast Minnesota and Tee It Up for the Troops.
We would love your feedback! If you are an educator or other professional who is interested and able to access this program, please share your thoughts on our Facebook page.
Family Assistance Center Open in Rochester
The Rochester Family Assistance Center (FAC) is located at the Rochester Training and Community Center at 1715 Marion Road, Southeast in Rochester will be staffed Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 3p.m. To contact them, call 651-268-8587.
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Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Southeast Minnesota is focused on serving and supporting service men and women and their families who are currently serving on Active Duty or are in the National Guard or Reserves.
No matter what branch of service, we are committed to helping those service members who live in Rochester, Olmsted County and the surrounding Southeast Minnesota region. Our motto is simply:
"Serving Military families living in our midst."
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Southeast Minnesota is part of the Minnesota National Guard Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Network. This network helps connect schools, local units of government, law enforcement, social services, churches, civic and volunteer organizations for the special needs of a military family before, during and after deployment. For more information about the Minnesota Beyond the Yellow Ribbon Network, go to www.btyr.org.
Recognized and designated by the Minnesota National Guard and Beyond The Yellow Ribbon.
Welcome to Rochester!
Rochester has signage indicating a connection with Beyond The Yellow Ribbon. Look for these signs on your next trip out of town. The sign pictured here is at the north end of Highway 52, attached to the City of Rochester main sign. Other signs are found at entrance highways to the city!
Supporting Military Families In Our Midst