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Illinois Resources

American Legion 

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

Phone

312 980-4266

Email

VAVBACHI.AML@va.gov

Address

2122 W. Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60612

AmVets

The Illinois AMVETS have been assisting veterans since 1945 in a variety of ways. From helping veterans file disability claims with the VA, to providing scholarships, to teaching youth about flag etiquette, the Illinois AMVETS is a staple in Illinois communities. 

Phone

217 528 4713

Address

2206 S Sixth St
Springfield, Il 62703

Chicago Veterans

Chicago Veterans provides Community and Educational Tools to help military veterans and their families transition successfully.

Email

Use this contact form on the website: https://chicagovets.org/contact/

Disabled American Veterans

DAV’s free, professional assistance helps veterans and their families get the benefits they’ve earned—staying with them through every step of the process. And because disabling injuries can affect veterans at any stage in life, DAV is there with support whenever they need it.

Phone

217 793-8115

Address

3740 Wabash Ave
Springfield, IL 60704

Illinois Joining Forces

 IJF helps service members, Veterans, and their families navigate the “sea of goodwill” to find the support they need, when they need it.  No one organization can do it all, but Veterans shouldn’t have to wander from office to office – or website to website – to determine who does what and which organization can best meet their needs.

Phone

 833-INFO IJF (463-6453)

Email

info@illinoisjoiningforces.org

Address

211 S. Clark Street Ste 1161
Chicago, IL 60190

Marine Corps League

We are here to  honor, respect and assist all past, present and future Marines and the  country we love.

OUtreach Chicago

Outreach Chicago’s mission is to help homeless and low-income families, individuals, veterans and refugees reintegrate into society by providing them with the necessities and resources to improve their quality of life.

Phone

 312-473-6373

Email

outreach@outreachchicago.us

Address

6002 S. Halsted St.
Chicago, Il 60621

Salute, Inc.

SALUTE provides everyday essentials at the most critical time, offering assistance with housing costs, utility bills, car expenses and food. Please see our application for assistance requirements.

Phone

847-359-8811

Email

info@saluteinc.org

Address

PO BOX 2663
Palatine, IL 60078-2663

SHE Force

SheForce is a trademarked program of AllenForce. Its mission is to empower women impacted by the military with the tools and confidence needed to reconnect and honor themselves as a woman. It teaches tools for relaxation, motivation, and mental focus and provides camaraderie and a support system that balances mental health and well-being through a holistic approach to life.

Phone

(779) 205-3314

Email

oneteam@allenforce.org

Address

15014 S. Des Plaines St
Plainfield, IL 60544

Veterans of Foreign Wars of Illinois

They have many programs and services that work to support veterans, service members and their families, as well as communities worldwide. Please check out their latest fact sheet or spend some time browsing our site to learn why No One Does More For Veterans.

Address

2122 West Taylor Street 
Chicago, Il 60612

Veterans Path To Hope

VPH’s programs are staffed by veterans and veteran-friendly individuals who have knowledge of the challenges that face veterans and demonstrate an individualized approach to each concern. Our community supports include the same: agencies, companies, civic groups, volunteers and donors who are willing to give their time, talent, and treasures on behalf of those who have served. Together, we transform lives through service to veterans.

Phone

(815) 321-4673 (HOPE)

Email

info@vphope.org

Address

805 S. McHenry Ave., Suite D
Crystal Lake, IL 60014