Learn more about our Veterans Resource Fair participants


Café Liberty

What they offer veterans
A free 11-week culinary training program

What you can do at the fair
Learn more and be interviewed for enrollment

What you need to bring
Yourself

 

Catholic Charities

What they offer veterans
Housing for homeless veterans and employment training

What you can do at the fair
Learn more and sign up to be a client, allowing you to receive assistance with housing, job leads, training referrals, resume writing and skill building

What you need to bring
DD214, state ID or driver’s license, and Social Security card

 

ComEd

What they offer veterans
CHAMP grants that pay past due balances up to $1000 if you qualify

What you can do at the fair
Learn more and determine eligibility

What you need to bring
DD214 or other proof of an honorable discharge

 

Cook County Assessor’s Office

What they offer veterans
Property tax exemptions

What you can do at the fair
Learn more and determine if you’re receiving all of your exemptions

What you need to bring
Driver’s license and property PIN number

 

Cook County Clerk’s Office

What they offer veterans
Part-time employment opportunities as election judges

What you can do at the fair
Apply become an election judge and register to vote

What you need to bring
Driver’s license

 

Cook County Recorder of Deeds

What they offer veterans
CCRD Military/Veterans Discount Cards and DD214 recording and retrieval services

What you can do at the fair
Learn more and register for a discount card

What you need to bring
DD214, VA medical card, driver’s license with veterans designation or CAC card/retired military card.

 

Cook County Veteran Affairs

What they offer veterans
Information about veteran service in Cook County and beyond

What you can do at the fair
Learn more

What you need to bring
DD214

 

Forest Park Veterans Center

What they offer veterans
Readjustment counseling services

What you can do at the fair
Learn more

What you need to bring
Yourself

 

Hines VA Hospital Health Promotion/Disease Prevention

What they offer veterans
Healthcare services and services for LGBT and women veterans

What you can do at the fair
Learn more about your health and the benefits available to you, receive a free blood-pressure check.

What you need to bring
DD214

 

Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN)

What they offer veterans
Legal advice for family, housing, consumer, VA benefits, and discharge upgrades.

What you can do at the fair
Learn more

What you need to bring
Yourself

 

Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs

What they offer veterans
Information about state and federal health, education and compensational benefits

What you can do at the fair
Learn more

What you need to bring
DD214

 

Illinois Treasurer

What they offer veterans
Access to information about unclaimed property and unpaid life insurance, forgotten bank accounts, unused rebate cards, etc. through the ICash program.

What you can do at the fair
Search for unclaimed items

What you need to bring
Yourself

 

Kare-9 Comfort Dog ministries

What they offer veterans
Comfort dogs

What you can do at the fair
Learn more and meet comfort dogs

What you need to bring
Yourself

 

Road Home program at Rush University Medical Center

What they offer veterans
Intensive 3-week outpatient program open to veterans of all eras and discharge status, regardless of ability to pay, who struggle from PTSD, MST and other conditions

What you can do at the fair
Learn more

What you need to bring
Yourself

 

T-Mobile

What they offer veterans
50-percent lifetime discount

What you can do at the fair
Learn more and sign up

What you need to bring
DD214

 

U.S. Census

What they offer veterans
Part-time employment opportunities as census takers

What you can do at the fair
Learn more and apply online

What you need to bring
DD214 or other proof of an honorable discharge

 

Veterans Smiles

What they offer veterans
Funding for dental care for veterans in need

What you can do at the fair
Learn more and determine eligibility

What you need to bring
Yourself

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