November 2017
Ending Veteran Homelessness Across the State of Minnesota
Our Mission is to provide assistance throughout Minnesota to positively motivated veterans and their families who are homeless or experiencing other life crises. We accomplish this mission by providing services directly or in collaboration with other service  agencies.
 
Meet the MACV Regional Leaders
Metro Regional Leader
Michael Lacsamana
Mike served in the U.S. Army from 2005 – 2011 where he deployed multiple times overseas. Mike started at MACV in 2015 at our Northern regional office based out of Duluth. Since he started at MACV, Mike has worked as Employment and Re-Entry Coordinator, Housing Manager, Operations Manager and is now the MACV Metro Regional Leader covering 11 counties for the Metro region. Mike believes investing in our local veterans is an investment in our local communities.
South Regional Leader
Sadie Rezak
Sadie has been serving in the MN Army National Guard since 2002. She currently is still serving and holds the rank of First Sergeant for the 175 th FSC in support of the 151 st Field Artillery Battalion. Sadie has deployed twice to Iraq and Kuwait in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. She started at MACV in 2016 as the Employment and Re-Entry Coordinator for the Southern Region. Sadie is extremely passionate about helping veterans, their families, and serving those that have served.

North Regional Leader
Kevin Beichler
Kevin served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force from 1981 - 2004 where he had multiple deployments throughout the world. Kevin had a desire to serve veterans and started working at MACV – Duluth in 2016 as the Employment and Re-Entry Coordinator and is currently the MACV Northern Regional Leader covering 39 counties for the northern region of the state. Kevin believes that investing in veterans will always come back twofold for our communities. 
 
Past Events
Fundraising Success
MACV had a great success this year for Give to the MAX day. We passed our goal and raised nearly $15,000 to serve homeless veterans and their families across the state with housing needs such as deposit and rent. We also send a heartfelt thanks to all of our community partners as we continue our mission of ending veteran homelessness. Further donations can be made by going to our website and clicking the donate button. 

Edina Reality Foundation
A very special thanks to the Edina Reality Foundation who gave MACV $1,000! This is the third year that MACV has been invited to receive this gift and it will help house a homeless veteran over the upcoming holidays.

A very special thank you to the Progressive Keys to Progress program who donated a car to our MACV Metro office this year. This vehicle will be used to transport veterans to critical appointments in the community such as unit showings, appointments, and other locations to help our veterans secure and maintain housing.
Mankato Stand Down Event
What a huge success!! A special thanks to WCCO for their great coverage of our Mankato Stand Down event. Please click the link below to see it. http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2017/11/28/mvac-standdowns/

For more information about our Stand Down events, please checkout our website!
Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans | Phone 833-222-MACV (6228)   | mac-v@mac-v.org
MACV Lennar Transitional Home
We are excited to announce that the MACV Lennar transitional home is complete and we are already using it to serve our first veteran family. This will continue a long legacy of serving veteran families in need and we are proud to have it in our inventory.

Click the link below to watch the video for our Lennar Transitional Home
Upcoming Events
Come on down and visit our next MACV Legal Clinic on Tuesday, December 12th. For more information, please go to our website at www.mac-v.org or call our Vetlaw intake line at
651-200-4750.
President/CEO Address
To everyone engaged in the battle to end veteran homelessness, thank you for the diligence and commitment to this noble cause. To our MACV team and all our community partners, I am proud to be part of this great collective of individuals with the strong mission of ending veteran homelessness. The many changes that occurred over the past few years have challenged us all and we are adapting MACV to focus on regional point of service delivery throughout Minnesota.  We are building much needed capacity within the organization to maintain this mission focus and will continue to transform in 2018. MACV succeeds because of the work that we all do together and I thank you all as we continue the drive to end veteran homelessness.
-Neal Loidolt 
Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans | Phone 833-222-MACV (6228)  | mac-v@mac-v.org