Resources

CLICK ON EACH ORGANIZATION NAME FOR MORE INFORMATION:

EMERGENCIES:

VETERANS CRISIS LINE
OR CALL 1-800-273-8255 PRESS 1

HOMELESS VETERANS CHAT SERVICE
OR CALL 1-877-424-3838


BEING LISTED ON THIS RESOURCES PAGE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ENDORSEMENT BY THE ITALIAN AMERICAN VETERANS MUSEUM (IAVM) OR ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS. THE IAVM AND ITS BOARD ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES INCURRED BY ANYONE USING ANY RESOURCES ON THIS PAGE.

 

CAREER RESOURCES FOR VETERANS:

Job Hero Career Resources for Veterans

DISCOUNTS:

Disabled Veterans Eligible for Free Entry with National Park Service Lifetime Access Pass

KinderCare Military Discount for Child Care

Some Chicago Veterans Eligible for No-Fee Vehicle Sticker

Veterans Canteen Service (VCS):  Discounts for Veterans enrolled in VA healthcare, their families and VA employees

EDUCATION:

Grantham University’s Online College for Active Duty Military Members

Maryville University’s College Guide for Veterans and Servicemembers

University of North Dakota’s Online Cyber Security Education and Training Resources for Veterans

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Allen Lynch Foundation

Debt Reduction Services: Free Credit & Debt Counseling for Active Duty Service Members

Military/Veteran Financial Support Resource Center

MEDAL OF HONOR:

Allen Lynch Foundation

Congressional Medal of Honor Society

Father Capodanno Guild

MUSEUMS — LIBRARIES — RESEARCH:

First Division Museum at Cantigny Park

 

Great Lakes Naval Museum Foundation

Grissom Air Museum

National Museum of the American Sailor at Great Lakes

 

National Archives – Research in Military Records

 

The National Museum of World War II

National Veterans Art Museum

Naval History and Heritage Command – Navy Department Library

 

Navy Museums (Click on “Navy Museums” toward top middle of page)

Pritzker Military Museum & Library

Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum

MUSIC THERAPY FOR PTSD:

Guitars for Vets

RETIRED WAR DOGS FOR ADOPTION:

United States War Dogs Association, Inc.

SERVICE DOGS FOR VETERANS:

America’s Vet Dogs

Canine Companions for Independence – PTSD Service Dogs

 

K9s For Warriors

Paws with a Cause

Pits for Patriots Facebook Page
Phone: 773-852-6606
email: pitsforpatriots@gmail.com

Pits for Vets Facebook Page

Puppies Behind Bars

Tony LaRussa’s ARF Pets and Vets

Warrior Canine Connection

VETERANS ASSISTANCE:

VA SERVICES OFFICES (VSOs):

MS. CYNTHIA McKEE (Retired Army Veteran, proud to serve Veterans throughout Illinois.)
VETERANS’ SERVICE OFFICER
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS’ AFFAIRS
Leyden Town Hall
2501 North Mannheim Road
Franklin Park, IL 60131
847-451-5111
email: Cynthia.McKee@illinois.gov

For additional information and VSO locations, click on: ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS’ AFFAIRS

DAV (Disabled American Veterans)

*DAV Transition Service Offices

Paralyzed Veterans of America

Veteran’s Guide to Driving and Transportation

Wounded Warrior Project

VETERANS HEALTH:

Veterans Health Administration

       SPECIFIC HEALTH ISSUES:

 

VETERANS ORGANIZATIONS:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The American Legion

Catholic War Veterans

Italian American War Veterans (ITAMWV)

VFW: Veterans of Foreign Wars

Vietnam Veterans of America