Financial Assistance Program
Applicant eligibility for the Emergency Financial Assistance Program includes:
· Must be 50% or more Service Connected.
· Must be Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (OIF/OEF) or current conflict.
· Must provide military points of contact and have written consent given to VA case manager allowing us permission to discuss your case.
· Must send completed application before any assistance is offered. Click here for application which lists additional documents needed and email or fax back to us at 847-359-8818.
*Due to the current case load of veterans needing assistance, please allow 3-4 weeks for a client advocate to contact you. We appreciate your patience.
*Emailed applications preferred if faxing please include only necessary documents and fax once.
A collaborative effort with numerous private Hospitals and Rehabilitation Centers around the country providing financial assistance along with practical and emotional support to family members of severely injured hospitalized military members receiving specialized long-term treatment.
Builders of Hope
A collaborative effort with builders/contractors/local businesses offering specially adapted home renovation opportunities to severely disabled military members and their families. (project basis)
Therapeutic Military Adaptive Sports Camps/Activities
An opportunity to shift focus from disability to ability. Includes paralympic sports camp, cycling, fishing/hunting, horseback riding, skiing, water sports, and wheelchair basketball.
The Road Home Program
A collaborative effort with the Center for Veterans and Their Families at Rush University Medical Center which provides support, counseling and health services to help veterans and their families understand, heal from and cope with the invisible wounds of war.