Veterans

Operation Wellness for Veterans and family

The Salvation Army, 1600 Clear Lake Ave, Springfield, IL 62702. On May 12, 2017 Opening Ceremony at 8:00 am; 9 am to 3 pm open to Veterans and their family For more information please contact Archie Ford, Fax (217) 679-4348 or archie_ford@usc.savationarmy.org or call Archie Ford, SSVF Outreach Specialist: (217) 493-6386


VA Looking Into Benefits of Mobility Service Dogs for Veterans with Mental Health Conditions

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is testing a new program that provides mobility service dogs for Veterans living with mental health disorders. Service dogs have proven to be beneficial for Veterans with visual, hearing and mobility impairments. The new program will evaluate whether or not the dogs are also valuable for Veterans with mental health conditions and can help them live independently. http://www.disability.gov

  

Armed Forces Legal Assistance

101 Heritage Drive Suite 210 (bldg. P-3)
Scott AFB, IL 62225
(618) 256-3542

    • Legal Services

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Thursday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

http://legalassistance.law.af.mil/content/locator.php or

http://www.scott.af.mil/units/375thairliftwingstaff/judgeadvocate/index.asp

 

Burial Benefits for Illinois Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides assistance with burial and funeral expenses of deceased veterans. For information call the Military and Veterans Hotline: (800)-382-3000 or tty: (800)-964-3013. The Military and Veterans Rights Bureau is in the Office of the Attorney General, 100 West Randolph Street, Chicago 60601. Web site: www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov


Continuing Recovery Center

202 W. Central
Irving, IL 62051
(217) 533-4441


Employment Services

Veterans Outreach Program

(708) 342-9800
Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

  • Employment Services

 

Illinois Department of Employment Security

(877) 342-7533
Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:00 pm

http://www.ides.illinois.gov

 

Entrepreneurship boot camp for veterans with disabilities (EBV)

Want to start your own business? The EBV program will teach you how to become an entrepreneur, and is entirely free for participants through the generous support of the EBV universities, and the private giving of individuals and corporations. For more information on how to become an entrepreneur contact by email: ebvinfo@syr.edu or (315) 443-6007/0256

 


Humana to Launch Far-Reaching National Initiative in Support of U.S. Military Veterans

Humana, in their initiative, plan on hiring 1,000 veterens in various position within the company.  They plan to introduce a new suite of health-plan and financial-protection products-many of which have been created specifically for veterans and their families. Contact information: Humana Corporate Communications, Jim Turner, (502) 580-3221 or jturner2@humana.com  Their website is: http://www.humana.com



Illinois Family Military Leave Act

The Illinois Family Military Leave Act is a law designed to ensure that active duty military personnel, whose deployment orders are in effect, have the opportunity to spend time with their family members without  the risk of losing their jobs. For information call the Military and Veterans Hotline: (800)-382-3000 or tty: (800)-964-3013. The Military and Veterans Rights Bureau is in the Office of the Attorney General, 100 West Randolph Street, Chicago 60601. Web site: http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov

 

Illinois Veterans Rights

Hiring & Promotion Preference Within State & Local Government

By virtue of being a veteran in the State of Illinois, you may be entitled to preference in hiring or promotion within public employment. For more information call the Military and Veterans Hotline: (800)-382-3000 or tty: (800)-964-3013. The Military and Veterans Rights Bureau is in the Office of the Attorney General, 100 West Randolph Street, Chicago 60601. Web site: http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov

 

Legal Resources

Illinois State bar Association's Illinois Lawyer Finder

P.O. Box 1330
Springfield, IL
(217) 525-5297

http://www.illinoislawyerfinder.com

 

Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance

302 N. First Street
Champaign, IL 61820
(800) 747-5523

  • Legal Services

Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Armed Forces Legal Assistance

101 Heritage Drive Suite 210 (bldg. P-3)
Scott AFB, IL 62225
(618) 256-3542

  • Legal Services

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Thursday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

http://legalassistance.law.af.mil/content/locator.php or
http://www.scott.af.mil/units/375thairliftwingstaff/judgeadvocate/index.asp

 

Low Income Housing

U.S. Department of HUD

500 W. Monroe St., Suite 1 SW
Springfield, IL 62704
(217) 492-4120
Beverly Bishop

http://www.hud.gov

 

Mental Health Services

Montgomery County Health Department (Mental Health Assessment, Counseling)

11191 IL Rt. 185
Hillsboro, IL 2049
(618) 532-2001

 

Mesothelioma Center

(
http://www.asbestos.com)

This organization assists Veterans through their application processes for VA benefits, and helping them obtain the maximum benefits for which they are entitled. Countless veterans are currently suffering from life-threatening illnesses that are a result of exposure to asbestos. The Mesothelioma Center provides a complete list of occupations, ships, and shipyards that could have put our Veterans at risk for developing asbestos-related diseases. (844) 217-1284


Mesothelioma Group

(http://www.mesotheliomagroup.com/veterans)

We are a charitable organization supporting VFW and the American Legion. Symptoms of mesothelioma cancer are easily mistaken for less serious illnesses, so early detection and awareness is crucial in improving survival rates. The reason this cancer targets so many Veterans is because of the extensive amount of asbestos used in past military equipment. Our organization provides free Veteran-specific resources and support for patients and their loved ones. Our goal at the Mesothelioma Group is to increase recognition, improving survival rates and life expectancy.


Military One Source

(800) 342-9647
http://www.militaryonesource.mil/MOS/f?p=MOS:HOME:0:

 

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

(877) 424-3838 or 
http://www.va.gov/homeless/nationalcallcenter.asp

 

National Resource Directory 

(http://www.nrd.gov)

The National Resource Directory (www.NRD.gov) is a federal government website that connects wounded warriors, Service Members, Veterans, families, and caregivers to thousands of services and programs at the national, state, and local levels that support them during recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration. Visitors to the website can find information on topics such as post-traumatic stress disorder, military and Veterans' benefits, health care, educational opportunities, homeless assistance, employment and much more.

 

Obtain Military Discharge papers go to:

http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-services-records 

 

Policies for Disabled Outdoor Opportunities

All disabled veterans, resident or non-resident (10% service-connected) or any person with a Class 2O (previously a P2) or a Class 2A card is exempt from a fishing license. This Class 2O or Class 2A card only applies to IL residents.

http://www.dnr.illinois.gov/DOO/Pages/Policies.aspx


Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD develops after a terrifying ordeal that involved physical harm or the threat of physical harm. The person who develops PTSD may have been the one who was harmed, the harm may have happened to a loved one, or the person may have witnessed a harmful event that happened to loved ones or strangers.

http://nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml


School Funding Assistance

           Illinois National Guard Grant
           & Illinois Veterans Grant
          (800) 899-4722
           http://www.isac.org/students/during-college/military.html


Transportation

Disabled American Veterans (http://www.dav.org)

25 Club Area
Springfield, IL 62705
(217) 529-9725
-OR-
(809) S. Grand Ave. West
Springfield, IL 62705
217 793-8115

 

Central Illinois Public Transit

1805 S. Banker
Effingham, IL 62401
(800) 298-5289

 

Illinois Warrior Assistance Program

(866) 554-IWAP (4927)

http://www.illinoiswarrior.com

 

Veterans Crisis Line

(800) 273-8255 Option 1

http://www.veteranscrisisline.net

 

Veterans Assistance Commission of Sangamon County

The Veterans Assistance Commission serves to coordinate veterans' assistance programs with various agencies for Sangamon County veterans. Each of the 19 veteran organizations in the county elects a delegate and an alternate to the Commission, which elects the Superintendent of the Veterans Assistance Commission.

(217) 753-6680 or http://co.sangamon.il.us/departments/s-z/veterans-assistance-commission

 

Veterans Services

Veterans of Foreign Wars

215 W. Ryder Street
Litchfield, IL 62056
(217) 324-4566

http://www.vfw.org


Disabled American Veterans

25 Club Area
Springfield, IL 62705
(217) 529-9725

http://www.dav.org

 

American Legion Post

10365 Niemanville Trail
Litchfield, IL 62056

http://www.legion.org

 

AM Vets

(877) 726-8387

http://www.amvets.org

 

Wounded Warrior Project 

1111 W. 22nd Street, #620
Oakbrook, IL 60523
(630) 522-4774

http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org



Springfield Vet Center - Central Region 2 Readjustment Counseling Service Moved Click Here

 

 

Women Veterans Health Care

(http://www.womenshealth.va.gov/)

Receives and responds to questions from women Veterans, their families, and caregivers across the nation about available VA services and resources.



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