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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.
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.
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 – addictionresource.com
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.
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.