Veterans Resource Guide

A continuously growing resource guide featuring national, state and local resources for veterans, ranging from veteran health and education benefits to recreational opportunities.


National Call Center for Homeless Veterans

For veterans and family members/friends seeking information on VA homelessness programs, health care and other services. 

1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838) (24/7) 

Vermilion County Housing Authority

Develops and provides affordable housing opportunities for individuals and families. Assists low income residents with safe, decent, sanitary and affordable housing.

1607 Clyman Lane, 

Danville, IL 61832; 217-443-0621

Habitat for Humanity of Illinois

5183 Harlem Rd, Suite 3, 

Loves Park, IL 61111; 779-324-0949 


(please include your zip code with correspondence)

Office of Community Assistance, Illinois Department of Commerce

Can assist with rental assistance, transportation, food, clothing, health-related services, job preparedness, vocational skills training, education and housing assistance, nutrition programs and income management.


PATH / United Way 211

211 call specialists are available to help callers find services such as mortgage, rent and utility assistance, food, health care, emergency shelter, support groups and counseling.

For Central Illinois residents, dial 211 or 1-888-865-9903 (1-800-427-4626 for Macoupin County) or text TXT211.


Low Income Tax Clinic

Please also see Senior Services and Housing for additional financial resources.  

1-855-TAX-PSLS (1-855-829-7757)


Prairie State Legal Services

Offers legal services to those who meet eligibility requirements which includes income-based eligibility.  Call your local office for eligibility screening.

Bloomington Office: 

201 W. Olive St., Suite 203, 

Bloomington, IL 61701

309-827-5021 or 800-874-2536 

Serves Livingston, McLean, Woodford counties

Galesburg Office

311 E. Main St., Suite 302, 

Galesburg, IL 61401

Serves Henderson, Knox, McDonough, Warren counties

Joliet Office 

18 W. Cass St., 5th Floor 

Joliet, IL 60432

Serves Grundy and Will counties

Kankakee Office 

87 S. Schuyler Ave., Suite 350, 

Kankakee, IL 60901

815-935-2750 or 800-346-2864 

Serves Iroquois and Kankakee counties

Ottawa Office 

1021 Clinton St., Ottawa Office, 

815-434-5903 or 800-892-7888

Serves Bureau, LaSalle, Putnam counties

Peoria Office 

411 Hamilton BLVD., Suite 1812,

Peoria, IL 61602

309-674-9831 or 800-322-2280

Serves Fulton, Marshall, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell counties

Rock Island Office 

1600 Fourth Ave., Suite 200,

Rock Island, IL 61201

309-794-1328 or 800-322-9804

Serves McHenry Lee, Mercer, Rock Island, Whiteside counties

Rockford Office 

303 N. Main St., Suite 600,

Rockford, IL 61101

815-965-2902 or 800-892-2985                                        

Serves Boone, Carroll, Jo Daviess, Ogle, Stephenson, Winnebago counties

Waukegan Office 

325 W. Washington St., Suite 100, 

Waukegan, IL 600855

847-662-6925 or 800-942-3940

Serves Lake county

West Suburban Office 

31W001 East North Ave., Suite 200, 

West Chicago, IL 60185

630-690-2130 or 800-690-2130

Serves Dekalb, DuPage, Kane, Kendall counties

Woodstock Office 

400 Russel Court,

Woodstock, IL 60098

815-344-9113 or 877-480-3020

Serves McHenry county


Fair Housing Project

Works to eliminate housing discrimination and ensure equal housing opportunities for all people.  

1-855-FHP-PSLS (1-855-347-7757)

Legal Help for Homeowners Project


Legal Assistance for Older Adults Project 


Eviction Help Illinois

Provides free legal services and resources to people dealing with eviction. 

1-855-631-0811 or text EVICTION to 1-844-938-4280


Grant Township Food Cupboard 

Monday and Thursday 12:30-2PM



CRIS Senior Services (Seniors and Disabled Adults)

Vermilion County

309 N. Franklin St 

Danville, IL 61832 


Champaign County 

1606 Willow View Rd., Suite 1E 

Urbana, IL 61802 


Lifepan Dial-A-Ride



Veterans Affairs Mental Health Services

Offers evidence-based therapy and other treatment options for Veterans.

Danville Main Hospital

1900 E. Main St., Danville 

Danville, IL 61832 



Veterans Centers

Community-based counseling centers that provide a range of social and psychological services to Veterans, active-duty service members and their families.

Military Sexual Trauma

Contact your local VA facility to speak with the Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator to discuss services and care.

VA Mental Health Services 

Danville Main Hospital

1900 E. Main St. 

Danville, IL 61832   



Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging 

Transportation, care management, adult protective services, medication management screening, mental health, caregiver service program, support groups, information and assistance. 

700 Hamilton BLVD  

Peoria, IL 61603  


Serves Fulton, Marshall, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell Woodford Counties

Lifespan Center

Tax preparation, telecare services, transportation, caregiver resources and much more.

11021 East County Rd. 800 North

Charleston, IL 61920   


Serves Coles County

East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging 

In-home services, caregiver support programs, community services, Elder Rights Program, Healthy Aging Program, and much more.

1003 Maple Hill Rd 

Bloomington, IL 61705    


Serves Champaign, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, DeWitt, Douglas, Edgar, Ford, Iroquois, Livingston, Macon, McLean, Moultrie, Piatt,

Shelby and Vermilion Counties

Senior Services of Central Illinois

Legal, caregiver support, computer training, health programs and more.

701 West Mason St

Springfield, IL 62702

217-528-4035 or 217-528-3882

Serves Sangamon, Logan, Mason and Menard counties 

Starting Point

Programs include Caregiver Advisory Service, comprehensive care, money management, respite care, and more.

1221 East Condit St 

Decatur, IL 62521 


Serves Macon County

CRIS Healthy-Aging Center

Mission is to keep older adults safe, healthy and independent in their homes for as long as possible.

309 N. Franklin St  

Danville, IL 61832  


1606 Willow View Rd., Suite 1E   

Urbana, IL 61802   



Veteran Affairs Illiana Health Care System

Contact your local VA facility to inquire about eligibility requirements for health care services including vision, dental, hearing, prescription assistance and harm reduction.

Danville Main Hospital

1900 E. Main St   

Danville, IL 61832   


VA Clean Syringe Program 

This program provides respectful, non-judgmental care to include infection testing (i.e. HIV, Hepatitis, STDs, etc.), education, harm reduction materials (i.e. syringes, condoms, sharps container, etc.), Naloxone prescription and much more.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI

For emotional/behavioral health symptoms and difficulties, please put “please see Mental Health section” and enter that information in the Mental Health Section and/or note which part of that section would be most applicable to TBI. 

ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter (ALS) 

The ALS Association Greater Chicago Chapter provides exceptional care services, the latest resources and information, and premier programming for Persons Living with ALS, their families and caregivers. We are proud to currently serve the Chicagoland area, Northern and Central Illinois, and part of Northwest Indiana. There is no cost to Persons Living with ALS and their families for any of the services we provide. 

5315 N Clark St, #650     

Chicago, IL 60640   

309-696-7184 (local number)

Carle Community Health Initiatives 

Maxim Healthcare Services (Home Healthcare)

Maxim Healthcare provides 1-on-1 CNA and private duty nursing extended care services in the home. We also assist clients to navigate insurance benefit checks. We serve the entire central Illinois area (as far North as Bureau, as far south as Christian, and on the eastern and western borders). 

Phone: 309-566-0800

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Provides essential tools and support to help survivors of domestic violence. For emotional/behavioral health symptoms and difficulties, please put “please see Mental Health section” and enter that information in the Mental Health Section and/or note which part of that section would be most applicable to domestic violence. 

1-800-799-SAFE(7233) (24/7), Text “START” to 88788

VA Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) 

Program to help Veterans and their families who are impacted by physical, emotional and sexual violence. Contact your local VA facility to speak with the IPV Coordinator for more information. 

Danville Main Hospital

1900 E. Main St   

Danville, IL 61832   


VA Caregiver Support Program

Staffed by VA social workers who provide information about assistance through the VA, offer supportive counseling and can link callers to their local Caregiver Support Team.  Also, offers telephone education calls for caregivers of Veterans. Please see Senior Services for additional resources for caregivers.

Caregiver Support Line: 1-855-260-3274

Monday-Friday 7AM-7PM (CST) for tips, tools, videos and links to additional resources. 



Information to come soon. 


Veterans Crisis Line 

988, press 1 or Text 838255 (24/7) 

Free, confidential resource that connects you to a real person specially trained to support Veterans.

Mobile Crisis Units

More information to come


Veterans Helping Veterans Helping the Community 

Provides scooters and power chairs to veterans at no cost. 



Central Illinois Veteran Warriors

Offer therapeutic healing through the use of sports to help reduce veteran suicide.  Also provide structure, support and camaraderie in a team setting.

1162 Duck Horn Drive      

Normal, IL 61761    


Email: or


Outdoor Veterans

A local organization, their mission is to help fight veteran and first responder suicide rates by discovering outdoor passions through hiking, fishing, hunting, and more.

We Defy Foundation

Provides combat veterans coping with military connected disabilities a long term means to overcome their challenges through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and fitness training. Scholarship opportunities to train for free are available for veterans who meet certain criteria. There is an approved training facility in Bloomington.

Team RWB

Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) exists to guide them through that journey with real-life and virtual opportunities focused on building a healthier lifestyle because a strong focus on mental and physical health is critical to ensuring veterans’ best days are ahead.

USA National Women Warriors

All women veteran warrior hockey team, comprised of female veterans from across the United States coming together at tournaments to play and boost camaraderie.