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, OR ANY OTHER RESOURCES REFERRED BY THE RESOURCES LISTED ON THIS PAGE.

 

CAREER RESOURCES FOR VETERANS:

Catholic Charities – Housing and Veteran Employment Program (HVEP)

Job Hero Career Resources for Veterans

Military Skills Transition Resources for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members

U.S.Census Bureau Jobs

DISCOUNTS:

ComEd CHAMPS (Electric Bill Financial Assistance Program for Military Personnel and Veterans)

Cook County Assessor’s Office – Veterans’ Homeowner Exemptions 

Cook County Veterans Discount Card

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

DOGS:

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

Canine Companions for Independence  – Veterans with Disabilities

K9s For Warriors

          Kare 9 Military Ministry – Lutheran Church Ministries

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

 

EDUCATION:

Cafe Liberty – 11-Week Culinary Training (Cooking School) for Veterans

George Washington University Service Member Benefits

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 AND ASSISTANCE:

Allen Lynch Foundation

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

Military/Veteran Financial Support Resource Center

 

HOUSING

Catholic Charities – Housing and Veteran Employment Program (HVEP)

 

LEGAL AID

Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN)

 

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

 

VETERANS ASSISTANCE:

COOK COUNTY VETERANS AFFAIRS

COOK COUNTY VETERANS SERVICES

 

COOK COUNTY RECORDER OF DEEDS (CCRD) VETERANS SERVICES OFFICE
118 N. Clark St., Room 120, Chicago
(312)603-5788

 

 

DAV (Disabled American Veterans)

*DAV Transition Service Offices

 

FOREST PARK VET CENTER – Readjustment Counseling Services and Veterans Benefits   1515 S. Harlem Ave.
Forest Park, IL 60130                             
Phone:708-457-8805

 

 

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

 

Paralyzed Veterans of America

 

 

 

Veteran’s Guide to Driving and Transportation

Wounded Warrior Project

VETERANS HEALTH:

Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital

 

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

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