Veteran Resources


  • grace after fire

    Connect with women Veterans and clinical providers who specialize in treating mental health, substance abuse and trauma issues of women who have served. More Info

  • The Freedom Commissary

    Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans- Weaton,Illinois more info

  • female marines

    Women Marines Association Emergency Fund for Veterans

    Provides assistance up to $1,000 to help women Veterans facing emergency short-term needs due to severe illness, loss of support and catastrophic accidents..  more info

  • Salvation Army Veterans Affairs Services / Locator

    Serves veterans with food, shelter, residential rehabilitation services, and work therapy. Search by zip code to find a location in your area.. more info




    The mission of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) is to empower veterans and their families to thrive.  We do this by assisting them in navigating the system of federal state and local resources and benefits; by providing long-term health care for eligible veterans in our Veterans’ Homes; and by partnering with other agencies and non-profits to help veterans address education, mental health, housing, employment, and other challenges. Need help  


Operation Recognition

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:

  1. Resided within the City of Chicago at the time they left high school
  2. Left high school before graduating to serve in the armed forces
  3. Served in the United States armed services during World War II, the Korean Conflict, or the Vietnam Conflict; and
  4. Not received a high school diploma......more info


Volunteers of America

housing units provide case management services for veterans and families; many cities support outreach centers where veterans can receive treatment for PTSD, traumatic brain injuries and addictions. We make sure veterans connect to the benefits they are entitled to, and we make use of the strong bonds forged between veterans by incorporating mentoring and peer-to-peer support.We also provide employment services that include assessment, training and placement. Compensated work programs offer a stipend while training veterans for a new career, and help is available with everything from resume prep to job interviewing, clothing and transportation. Finding work is an important part of building back confidence and pride and sustaining independence.more info

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