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 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

Salute to the Armed Forces 2016

Calling all Cook County Veterans, Reservists and Military Personnel to attend this free patriot celebration. Proudly sponsored by 6th District Cook County Commissioner Joan Patricia Murphy, VITAS Healthcare, Dignity Memorial and the Alsip Double Tree Hotel by Hilton, all branches of serviceman and women will be honored at the ceremony and celebration, Thursday October 13, 2016. Continue reading

NWVU October 2016 Meeting

National Women Veterans United (NWVU) Monthly Meeting – October 8 – 10:00 am – 12:30 p.m at the Illinois Community Women Veteran’s Center at 7907 S. Racine, Chicago, IL 60620. Continue reading

Entrepreneurship Training for Aurora Veterans & Military Families to Be Held October 3-4

Boots to Business Reboot: Aurora. Registration is now open for Boots to Business Reboot. This two-step entrepreneurial program begins with an in-person course instructed by a leading entrepreneurship professional, where participants learn the fundamentals of business ownership, including evaluating business concepts, legal and financial practices. Participants will meet local SBA partners who can assist them after the course. Continue reading