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Veterans Services/Info

Veterans Assistance Commission
Never Forget America's Veterans

DeKalb County

Tammy Anderson

2500 N. Annie Glidden Road

DeKalb, IL 60115



DeKalb County Veterans Assistance Commission

DuPage County

Steve Fixler

421 North County Farm Road

Wheaton, IL 60187 



Kane County

Jake Zimmerman

719 South Batavia Avenue

Geneva, IL 60134



Kendall County

Chad Lockman | Superintendent

  811 West John Street

Yorkville, IL 60560



Lake County

Allan M. Lacson | Veteran Sesrvice Officer

501 N. Riverside Drive, Suite 106

Gurnee, IL 60031



Rebuilding Together Application for Free Home Repairs

Lake County Responds for Veterans Application

Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County

Will County

Kristi McNichols

2400 Glenwood Avenue

Joliet, IL 60453



VA Contact Information

Homeless Vets Hotline 877.424.3838

Military Honors for Veterans

Below is a list of military honors and resources for Veterans and their families. These are earned benefits and ensures your service is recognized to the ones you love the most.

Veterans Military Records

VA Forms

Veterans Headstones, Markers, and Medallions

Burial Flags

Presidential Memorial Certificate

National Cemetery Administration

Frequently Asked Questions

VA is taking decisive action to end Veteran homelessness in five years. All Veterans at risk for homelessness or attempting to exit homelessness must have easy access to programs and services including Prevention, Housing Support, Treatment, Employment and Job Training.

If you are a Veteran who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, you can contact the National VA Call Center at 1-877-424-3838, or contact VA online through the Homeless Veterans Chat service.

VA programs and services aim to help homeless Veterans live as self-sufficiently and independently as possible. We offer outreach, clinical assessment and referral to medical treatment, employment assistance, and supported permanent housing.

Veterans Crisis LineHomeless Veterans, or anyone concerned about one, can also call or use online chat to reach the Veterans Crisis Line and get free, 24/7 support for any personal crisis. Responders are trained to work with homeless Veterans and connect them to resources in their area.

The National Call Center for Homeless Veterans provides assistance to homeless Veterans and their families; VA Medical Centers; Federal, state, and local partners; community agencies; Veterans services providers; and others in the community. If you or someone you know is a homeless Veteran in need of help, call 1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838) to receive free, confidential support from a trained, VA staff member 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also get confidential support from the Homeless Veterans Chat.

Physicians Immediate Care


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Physicians Immediate Care

VA Benefits Book for Veterans, Dependents & Survivors


Veterans of Foreign Wars Unmet Needs Program Information

How to obtain a burial flag for a Veteran


Giving DuPage | AmeriCorps Frontline Families Member

DuPage County | Community Development

Frontline Families Americorps Program     Frontline Families Volunteer Leader Certificate Program

 National Council for Aging Care's guide on Military Veteran Benefit Options:




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