The Rocky Boy Veterans Center is a separate Veterans Organization, independent of the Chippewa-Cree Tribal Government. The Rocky Boy Veterans Center (RBVC) was established on June 24, 2015 and was recognized as 501c3 organization in February of 2016. Prior to the existence of the RBVC, the local American Legion Post 67 was the sole Veterans organization in Rocky Boy and could only provide minimal services. The need was identified for a 501c3 specific non-profit organization to better assist Rocky Boy area Veterans. 2016 was the foundational year of a five year plan to provide Veteran resources to the Rocky Boy area. During this first year the RBVC began outreach activities that have included bi-weekly summer Meet & Greet BBQs for Veterans; spring and fall two day seminars, designed to bring Service Providers directly to the Veterans; and collaborating with the Great Falls and Billings Vet Centers, to provide counseling services.
Currently the RBVC operates with two staff members , three volunteers and operates out of a small tribal owned building. The RBVC serves over 175 tribal enrolled Veterans on the reservation and another 121 throughout communities across the state. Additionally, another 32 tribal enrolled members are currently serving in the military.
Short term future objectives for the RBVC is to expand its Veterans Support Services program to outreach and better assist Rocky Boy Veterans and Service Members in a greater capacity, by adding Warrior Advocate (WA) and a Transition Assistance Coordinator (TAC). Long term planning is being done for the construction of the RBVC building. This building will house all Veteran programs and activities, while also serving as a community center for the reservation. Funding for these program expansions will be sought from federal and foundation grants and through the continuation of fundraising activities.