Homeless Veteran Resources
The Chicago Public Schools Operation
Recognition program honors veterans of foreign wars by awarding
diplomas to those who left high school to join the armed forces.
To receive a diploma through the CPS Operation Recognition program, a veteran must have:
- Resided within the City of Chicago at the time they left high school
- Left high school before graduating to serve in the armed forces
- Served in the United States armed services during World War II, the Korean Conflict, or the Vietnam Conflict; and
- Not received a high school diploma......
- To apply, download the CPS Operation Recognition application. Once completed, submit the application along with a copy of your Honorable Discharge to:
Chicago Public Schools
Operation Recognition Program
Department of Policy and Procedures
1 N. Dearborn St., 9th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60602
or email it to:
Has a network of businesses across Cook County who offer military and veterans discounts and provide a County-issued ID card to identify eligible residents. This public-private partnership is a small way to honor those who have served, by helping them keep more of their hard-earned money.
Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans
The Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans is a non-profit agency that provides housing, supportive services and community outreach to help homeless and at-risk veterans and their families achieve self-sufficiency.
Volunteers of America - Homeless Veterans Programs
There are various programs for homeless veterans. Program staff also ensure that participants receive essential supportive services such as clothing, shelter, referral to medical or substance use disorder treatments, and transportation assistance — either at the program site or at another agency in the community.
Auburn Gresham Community Based VA Outpatient Clinic
Department of Veterans Affairs provides a range of health care and other services exclusively to Veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.
7731 S. Halsted, Chicago, IL 60620
Phone: (773) 962-3700
Fax: (773) 962-3703
Transition in Place / TIP For Veterans who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness, Transition in Place / TIP offers short-term housing, case management and supportive services for 6-12 months, after which the Veteran may choose to assume their lease or relocate to other permanent housing. Services include: Short-term housing, furniture, transit card, emergency food, case management, financial literacy/savings, life skills and advocacy. Call 773-502-5547 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. ;
Veterans Assistance Programs