SheForce/AllenForce Programs

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AllenForce brings together veterans, families and communities in an effort to bridge military and civilian life. We launched in 2012 with an established program: Healthy Minds Healthy Bodies. SheForce empowers women directly impacted by the military and their unique needs with the confidence to reconnect and honor their femininity as a professional and civilian. Continue reading

Potential Exposure at Fort McClellan

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Some members of the U.S. Army Chemical Corp School, Army Combat Development Command Chemical/Biological/Radiological Agency, Army Military Police School and Women’s Army Corps, among others, may have been exposed to one or more of several hazardous materials, likely at low levels, during their service at Fort McClellan. Continue reading

Hardest Hit Fund mortgage assistance information

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The HHF program provides mortgage assistance to homeowners who have experienced at least a 15% income reduction due to a qualifying hardship event and who meet the eligibility criteria. The assistance allows eligible households to avoid foreclosure while they work to regain employment and financial stability. In 2011, IHDA was approved by the US Treasury Department to administer $445,603,557 in Hardest Hit funding. In 2016, IHDA was awarded an additional $269,474,060 in funding to expand the HHF program. 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.

Chicago Memorial Day Parade 2017

Chicago’s Memorial Day Parade honors all men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our country. The Wreath Laying Ceremony will begin at 11am at the Eternal Flame on Daley Plaza (Dearborn and Washington Streets). The parade will step off at noon and proceed south on State Street from Lake Street to Van Buren Street. Continue reading

Dale Tippett Presents Concepts to Encourage Series “Adulting 101”

We’ll be talking about Work and Life Skills as well as; how the numbers can help you…or hurt you, Being better prepared for the unexpected, Mentors- how to get one, and how to get customers, clients, a job and more! Dale Tippett is a Real Estate Managing Broker, with experience in Personal Finance, and is a Senior Chaplain with Chaplain Fellowship Ministries. He is a long time Money Smart Week partner and is a U.S. Navy Veteran. Continue reading

National Women Veterans Summit 2017

The event is tentatively scheduled for April 21 through April 22 in Dallas, Texas. These dates and a location will be confirmed soon. Please check out the Center for Women Veterans website for updates and registration information. Continue reading

Chicago Veterans Job Fair April 2017

Don’t miss the 10:00 seminar, “Move in the Right Direction: Putting Your Career Goals into Action”, presented by DeVry University. During this session, you’ll acquire the skills needed to create your career vision and execute your specific goals in your personal and professional life. Continue reading

Military Sexual Trauma Workshop

Health & Disability Advocates presents a workshop for community-based organizations interested in serving the behavioral and mental health needs of military Service Members, Veterans, and their families. No previous experience or prerequisite is necessary. Continue reading