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Illinois Community Women Veteran’s Center

Veteran’s Center that assists women veterans.

Veterans Smile program

The Veterans Smile program provides FREE critical dental care for program eligible Veterans in need and which may not be covered by the VA.


Employment opportunities for Veterans

Legal Rights of Illinois Service Members

A complete resource for service members and veterans to understand the legal protections and benefits afforded them, particularly related to employment issues and consumer protections.

Scholarships for Military and Veterans

Since the Post-9/11 GI Bill® went into effect in 2009, more U.S. service members and veterans have begun using their military education benefits, according to the American Council on Education. Service members pursuing higher education must consider the cost of all education-related expenses, including tuition, books, special tools, equipment, and materials. Non-distance learners should also account for gas, tolls, parking, and potential childcare services.

Utility Assistance

If you need help paying for your heat, water or electricity bills, there is help. 

Women Veterans Business Opportunities

Information about programs and services for Women Veterans.


Resources for submitting claims.

Women Veterans Resources

Information and links to Women Veterans resources

Pre Qualify For Burial Benefits

NWVU Encourages All Veterans To Pre Qualify For Burial Benefits

Zing Health Medicare Advantage Plan

Zing Health provides managed care Medicare Advantage plans that address social determinants of health to reduce healthcare disparities among historically underserved populations.

Addiction Resources –

Drug Rehab and Addiction Recovery Resources

PTSD and Substance Abuse Help for Veterans

Guide to Finding a PTSD Therapist

How to Stop Living Out of Your Car – Guide for Homeless Vets

Homeless Veterans’ Resources

National Coalition for Homeless Veterans

Financial Assistance for Homeless Vets

Homes for Homeless Vets

Support for Veterans and Their Struggles

Legal Advice for Veterans

Smoking Among Veterans – Why Is It So Prevalent?

Numerous studies have shown that the prevalence of cigarette smoking is significantly higher among people in military service than in civilians.

Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic

The Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic (VLSC) specializes in appealing denied veteran’s benefits claims, including service-connected benefits, pension benefits, survivor benefits, and education benefits. The VLSC will not begin work on an initial claim that has not been filed or is currently pending before the Department of Veterans Affairs. To receive assistance in filing an initial claim for benefits please contact a veterans’ service organization.

IMD Guest House

 Providing comfortable, affordable, temporary lodging for patients and their families who must travel to Chicago for medical treatment, and to veterans receiving treatment at the Road Home Program at Rush.