Local Resources

Veteran Discounts

List of companies providing discounts for active duty military and veterans.

Veteran Breakfast

The first Monday of every month State Farm offers a complimentary meal to veterans at Blueberry Hill Cafe.

Lemont VFW

“Our mission is to foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts and to serve our veterans, the military and our communities and advocate on behalf of all veterans. The purposes of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States are fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational; to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead, and the assist their survive spouses and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies.”

Roll Call Chicagoland

“Our mission is to provide informal monthly gatherings of transitioning veterans, established veteran professionals and dedicated businesses and veteran advocate partners to share camaraderie, professional development and practical strategies in seeking meaningful employment. We’re built on four pillars of Networking, Support, Development and Camaraderie and are committed to providing a best-in-class platform for those that have dedicated themselves to our country. We are a network of many, focused on being great servant-leaders to our veterans and communities in and around the Chicagoland area.”

Chicago Stand-Down

Homeless veterans deserve more. This organization provides meals, medical services, employment assistance, haircuts, and benefits assistants to homeless veterans in the Chicagoland area. They also help with SNAP applications and housing applications, and they provide clothing. Visit the

Naperville Responds for Veterans

“NAPERVILLE RESPONDS FOR VETERANS (NRFV) assists Veterans and their families in need, especially those with low and moderate income, by raising donations of money, building materials, and professional labor, and coordinating the process of repairing, building, and donating homes. Naperville Responds for Our Veterans is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that provides services to Veterans in need and those in crisis.”

Nation-Wide Resources

Covid-19 Vaccines for Veterans

The US Department of Veterans Affairs posts current information for veterans for Covid-19 vaccinations.

K9s for Veterans

Veterans with post traumatic stress disorder may find it difficult to transition back to civilian life. With the help of k9s for Veterans, veterans with PTSD can get service dogs to get the help that they need. This group also seeks to educate the public about the issues veterans with PTSD face.

Facebook page for K9s for Veterans.

YouTube page for K9s for Veterans.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity works to “provide volunteer, homeownership and employment opportunities to U.S. veterans, military service members and their families.” Participate in a volunteer opportunity today!

Honor Flight Chicago

“Honor Flight Chicago recognizes the bravery, determination and patriotism of our nation’s senior war veterans with a one-of-a-kind journey to Washington, D.C. The trip is only one day, but the experience is life-changing.”

Team Red White and Blue

This organization seeks “to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.” With the goal to improve mental and physical health for veterans, Team RWB hosts community events and workouts to bring the veteran community to local communities.

Mission BBQ

Service orientated restaurant with “started with two best friends patriotic for Our Country, passionate about BBQ and who believe in running a business with meaning and purpose.”


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