CEDA Programs and Services


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 Veterans’ Families Matter


Bringing focus to veterans’ families. Panelist will discuss several different topics that families encounter in the course of their daily life. The forces at work include, but not limited to, family relationships, educational benefits, and homelessness. Continue reading

Prairie State College Dental Program


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


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


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


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

Blues’ UnVeil presents 1st Annual Veteran’s Ball

Blues’ UnVeil presents 1st Annual Veteran’s Ball, “A Ball for All”. What does that mean? This means that all branches: ARMY, MARINE, NAVY, AIRFORCE and COAST GUARD will be under one roof having a ball! You don’t want to miss it! Come dress to impress because we will have a RED CARPET SALUTE to all who served; starting at 7:00pm. Continue reading

Vietnam War 50th commemoration program at Brookfield Zoo

Cook County Veterans Affair, in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs and the Brookfield Zoo will host the Vietnam War 50th. commemoration program on Thursday, September 29, 2016. All Vietnam-era veterans participating will receive special recognition of a Vietnam Veteran Lapel pin, Certificate of Appreciation, a Proclamation from President Barack Obama and a resolution from the Cook County Board. Continue reading

WBDC’s Annual Entrepreneurial Women’s Conference 2016

The WBDC and VBOC@WBDC are asking you to help spread the word to veteran owned established businesses to participate in WBDConnect. It will take the place of the WBDC’s Annual Entrepreneurial Women’s Conference and focus on contacts, contracts, subcontracting, procurement, and networking. The event is September 13th from 1:00-7:00 in Rosemont, Illinois. Continue reading