The following is a list of websites that can provide Veterans the information they need.

Please contact us if you find any of the links disabled or inappropriate.

VFW SITES

VFW Illinois State Headquarters

VFW National Headquarters

VFW Illinois State Auxiliary  Headquarters

VFW National  Auxiliary  Headquarters

VETERANS ASSISTANCE OFFICES AND LINKS

VFW Illinois Service Office
This site has a lot of links and information about veterans’ benefits. It is specifically designed to assist veterans seeking disability compensation, but has many links useful to all veterans

Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Veteran Service Office
Machesney Park Armory
10451 N. 2nd St., Rm. 158
Machesney Park, IL 61115
8:00-4:30 Daily
815-633-5875

Boone County Veterans Assistance Commission

 Community and Support for Veterans

VETERANS RECORDS & MEDALS

Military Medals can be requested here

Military Service Records can be requested here

Veterans’ Benefits, including the bonus for service in World War II, Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf Conflicts

 Presidential Memorial Certificates
A Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC) is an engraved paper certificate, signed by the current President, to honor the memory of honorably discharged deceased veterans

VETERANS HEALTH SERVICES

Illinois Veterans Care   Illinois offers health insurance to veterans who do not qualify for VA health care.  There is a small premium based on income. Check this site out to see if you might be eligible

 Mesothelioma : 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

 The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders
through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

 PTSD  Substance Abuse and mental Health Help for Veterans

Find A PTSD Therapist

Substance abuse resource 

Veterans Treatment Center Locator

PTSD and Sleep

Veterans Drug Rehab

Mesothelioma Justice Network

MesotheliomaHelpNow.com

 DrugDangers.com

Common Sleep Disorders in Veterans 

How Does Trauma affect sleep?

Denver Recovery Center

US Department of Veteran Affairs Crisis Hotline

Mesothelioma Resources

ASVAB Resources

 Recovery Village

The Complete Guide to Veterans’ Medical Marijuana

American Addiction Centers (AAC)

Veterans and Alcohol Abuse Online Resources

Family Intervention for Addiction Resource

Verizon Military/Veterans Discounts

HOMELESS VETS INFORMATION

 Homeless Vets Guide to Stop Living On The Streets

Building Their Life Back – The Guide for Homeless Vets

Coalition For Homeless Vets 

Financial Assistance for Homeless Vets

Homeless Vets Guide to Finding a Home

VETERANS FINANCIAL & LEGAL INFORMATION

Financial Fitness from a Military Career

Affordable Legal Advice for Veterans

 Military/Veteran Financial Support Resource Center

VETERANS EMPLOYMENT

 TurboTAP – Help for vets returning from Iraq and Afghanistan to find jobs

 Best Jobs for Returning Service members

VETERANS TRAVEL

 Disabled Travelers  and help for disabled veterans

VETERANS SHOPPING & DISCOUNTS

Google, but for military discounts

Tuck’s Guide to Veterans Day Discounts

Direct Energy Military Discount for Active & Veteran Customers

OTHER LINKS

LHavensGames – Where you can learn about and purchase the new board game “Who’s the Leader Now?”  A part of each game sold goes to sending packages to deployed troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, etc.

How to Volunteer as a Senior

 Revolutionary War Patriots of Belvidere article

 Surviving Spouses Resources

Planning for Life after Discharge

Transition to Civilian Life