IVMF VetSmallBiz Growth Challenge

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VetSmallBiz Growth Challenge – a Business Plan Competition developed for veteran entrepreneurs who are ready to take their business to the next level. This unique competition offers elite growth and pitch coaching prior to the competition finals. Winners will receive exposure to a distinguished judging panel, access to capital – $100,000 in total to be awarded – and three months of individualized coaching. Continue reading

The Illinois Community Women Veteran’s Center needs your help!

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The National Women Veterans United (NWVU) a 501c3 veteran organization is seeking support of $10,000 for the Illinois Women Veteran’s Center.

We are asking for your generous end of the year donation in support of the only Women Veteran’s Center in Illinois and one of few across the nation that addresses the specific needs of military/women veterans and program services. Homeless and at risk military/women veterans are demonstrating their strength by reaching out to us for help. They somehow took a bad turn and life happens. Regardless of their stories of how they got to this point, NWVU wants to help them tell the story of how they became resilient! We need you to help us help them tell the new story!

NWVU is making a public appeal, applying for grants, fund-raising and our members will continue to donate and make pledges to meet the needs of military/women veterans who visit the Women Veteran’s Center for service intervention of a crisis. Our needs include funding for general operations and our programs for those seeking assistance: arts & crafts therapy, book club, peer-to-peer support, assistance with resumes & employment searches, referrals, financial literacy workshops, gift cards for essentials not covered by their EBT food cards such as personal hygiene kits. Transportation cards, seasonal clothing, delinquent utilities and rent are the greatest needs. NWVU assists when we can and when necessary. Your donation will make a difference in the lives of these women who need us most.

Donations or fund-raiser support can be made online through PayPal at www.nwvu.org under Menu Donations or mailed to and payable to the National Women Veterans United 7907-09 S. Racine Chicago, IL 60620. We also invite you to visit our Women’s Center by calling us at (872) 731-2150.

Thank you in advance for your consideration of donating $10,000 or another amount that would help support military/women veterans. As strong women who served honorably in the Armed Forces in every branch of service including the Reserves and National Guard, during War and Peace-time, as officers and enlisted and of all walks of life, we have One Voice and One Vision to assist military/women veterans to be resilient.

CEDA Programs and Services

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CEDA is a private Community Action Agency providing community and economic development programs and direct social services that address the needs of low-income residents and communities in Cook County, Illinois. It is CEDA’s mission to work in partnership with communities to empower families and individuals to achieve self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life. Continue reading

Prairie State College Dental Program

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Dental Program at Prairie State College. Cleaning, fluoride, and dental x-rays (if needed).First cleaning free to PSC Student Veterans(25% discount for returning PSC Veterans)Please bring VA ID Card or DD Form 214.All Veterans receive 25% off already discounted rates.Please bring VA ID Card or DD Form 214.PSC Dental Clinic, Health/Tech Center Building. Continue reading

Lutheran Church Charities KARE 9 Monthly “22” Event

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KARE 9 Military Ministry sponsors a “22” event each month on the 22nd of the month. Designed as an outreach and support for active military, veterans and their families, “22” offers a safe, confidential and upbeat environment for sharing and fellowship as it raises awareness. The Kare 9 Military Squad gathers to help host this evening with food, music, ceremony and informational/inspirational speakers and fellowship. Continue reading

Peer Education Classes Available for Registration

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NAMI DuPage Classes are now available for registration through NAMI DuPage. Led by trained individuals and family members who have their own “lived experience” and personal journey with mental illness and recovery, NAMI DuPage classes provide a wealth of knowledge about mental illness and recovery that complements professional treatment. Continue reading

Support National Women Veterans United on Amazon Smile

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Please support the National Women Veterans United (NWVU) and the only women veteran’s center in Illinois. Your support on AMAZON SMILE will assist the programs at the Women Veteran’s Center and women veterans and their family in need, with food, gift cards, clothes, personal hygiene supplies, peer to peer support, financial literacy and additional supportive service referrals. Continue reading

NWVU December 2016 Meeting

National Women Veterans United (NWVU) Monthly Meeting – December 10 – 10:00 am – 12:30 p.m at the Illinois Community Women Veteran’s Center at 7907 S. Racine, Chicago, IL 60620. Continue reading