State and Local Veterans Assistance

The Village of Morton Grove salutes and values all those who have selflessly served in the defense of our country.  In an effort to provide the veterans of our armed services information and access to appropriate assistance, please review the below information:

If you need immediate help, call 911
or the Veteran Crisis Center (800) 273-8255
or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline (800) 273-8235.
All are available toll-free 24 hours, 365 days a year.

Additional support is provided at the following organizations:

Illinois Joining Forces (IJF)  illinoisjoiningforces.org/
(833) INFO-IJF 
Illinois Joining Forces serves as a statewide public-private partnership that promotes the efficient delivery of Growth and Wellness initiatives for Service Members, Veterans, and their Families at the community level throughout the State of Illinois.

Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) illinois.gov/veterans
Phone (Within Illinois): 800-437-9824
Phone (Out-of-State): 217-782-6641
TDD: 217-524-4645

Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) mission is to empower veterans and their families to thrive.  We assist navigating the federal, state, local government resources to obtain their earned benefits; by providing long-term health care for eligible veterans in our Veterans’ Homes; and by partnering with other agencies and non-profits to help veterans address education, mental health, housing, employment challenges.  Access website to locate nearest Veteran Service Officer.

Veterans of Foreign Wars www.vfw.org
Illinois State Contact: (217) 529-6688 |  Email: vfwil@vfwil.orgwww.vfwil.org
Our Mission: To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.

Niles Memorial VFW Post 3579 vfwpost3579.org
Local VFW Post available to assist veterans and their families

American Legion www.legion.org
The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.

Morton Grove American Legion Post 134, 6140 Dempster, Morton Grove www.mortongrovepost134.org
Local American Legion Post available to assist veterans and their families

Road Home Program at Rush University roadhomeprogram.org
Phone: (312) 942-8387 (VETS)
The Road Home Program at Rush is a three week intensive out-patient program that provides comprehensive, evidence-based treatment in a safe and supportive environment. We understand that it takes courage to seek treatment and we are committed to helping you through this difficult time. We take the time to learn your unique situation and tailor our care to best serve your individual needs.

Evanston Vet Center:
1901 Howard Street
Evanston, IL 60602
(847) 332-1019

Vet Centers are community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services, including professional readjustment counseling to eligible Veterans, active duty service members, including National Guard and Reserve components, and their families.

 

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