2023 VETERANS EXPO VENDOR LIST
MIDWEST SHELTER FOR HOMELESS VETERANS
MAITRI PATH TO WELLNESS
A non-profit agency that provides housing, supportive services and community outreach to help homeless and at-risk veterans and their families achieve self-sufficiency.
Maitrī Path to Wellness is a supportive environment for people with addictions, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, grief, & life transitions.
ROAD HOME PROGRAM- RUSH
The Road Home Program provides mental health care and wellness to veterans of all eras, service members and their families at no cost and regardless of discharge status.
Offering Auto and Home Insurance in the entire Starved Rock Area Click or Call for Free Quotes on Auto and Home Insurance Free Quotes on Life and Health Insurance
Free quotes on Pet Insurance. Providing Commercial Insurance since 2012 Former Sergeant in The United States Army. Veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom State Farm Agent Since 2012
BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD
BCBSIL has individual health plans for you and your family. If you don’t get health insurance through your job or qualify for Medicaid or Medicare, you can enroll in an individual plan that meets your needs.
Humana Honor Plans are available to anyone eligible for Medicare, but are designed in a way that may complement the benefits a veteran receives through VA Healthcare.
NORTH CENTRAL AREA TRANSIT- NCAT
NCAT provides door-to-door, origin to destination public bus transportation for residents and guests of LaSalle County.
McCLEAN COUNTY NURSING HOME
We invite you to visit our home, take a tour, and see the services we have to offer for rehabilitation, short/long term care, hospice, or respite care. To arrange a visit, you can contact Sharon Bounds, the Admission Coordinator at (309) 888-5380.
VETERANS HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION-
LaSalle VA Clinic
With VA health care, you’re covered for regular checkups with your primary care provider and appointments with specialists (like cardiologists, gynecologists, and mental health providers). You can access Veterans health care services like home health and geriatric (elder) care, and you can get medical equipment, prosthetics, and prescriptions. Find out how to apply for and manage the health care benefits you've earned.
Director Terry Prince
The mission of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) is to empower veterans and their families to thrive. We do this by placing them and their families at the center of our efforts to connect them with their earned benefits through long-term health care, education, housing, employment, and other services across the state.
For veterans suffering from chronic pain, H-Wave home devices offer powerful, long-lasting pain relief to target even the most difficult symptoms and decrease the need for medication. H-Wave also addresses chronic inflammatory problems by dramatically improving blood flow and lymphatic action, which is the basis for recovery.
IL VALLEY CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING
Provide independence to individuals with disabilities across the community, allowing them to connect, thrive, and make friends along the way.
BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SKILLS TEAM- BEST
Business Employment Skills Team fuels the prosperity and productivity of business by delivering a well-trained and adaptable workforce.
Qualify For A CapTel® No-Cost Phone & Never Miss The Treasured Moments Of Your Calls. Have Trouble Hearing Your Caller? Now You Can Read Captions Of Everything They Say. Touch-Screen Technology. Extra Large Font Sizes. Large Colorful Display.
OTTAWA SAVINGS BANK
At Ottawa Savings Bank we promise to provide you with service second to none. We have a rich history and a fresh approach to security so you can bank with confidence. We are your friends, your partner, your service provider – We are your neighborhood bank.
LASALLE COUNTY RECORDER OFFICE
The Honor Rewards program is a community service made available through your county’s land and public records office to thank and acknowledge our nation’s veterans for their sacrifices to our country. This program allows veterans in your community to sign-up to receive an Honor Rewards Card and use this ID Card to receive discounts and benefits at local participating retailers, restaurants and other businesses.
To foster a successful transition for Veterans and families through health, fitness, and recreation. Empowered current and former Service Members, families, and communities with knowledge for healthy integration and lifelong camaraderie.
HERITAGE WOODS-OTTAWA, IL
The company is dedicated to touching lives by providing dignified lifestyles that are enhanced by the values of love, compassion & dignity. The emphasis is on placing residents and their families first and helping each resident achieve and maintain as much independence as possible for as long as possible.
COMPASSUS HOSPICE-PERU, IL
Our goal is to provide meaningful and culturally appropriate care for patients and their families. Support includes emotional and spiritual support for everyone affected by a serious illness.
Our caregivers provide quality in-home supportive services so you can remain in your home, comfortably and confidently.
IN-HOME CARE CONNECTION- PRINCETON, IL
The In-Home Care Connection team is made up of Nurses, Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists, Medical Social Workers, Home Health Aides, Caregivers and Client Care Managers who all have a passion for serving the disabled and senior citizens living in our communities.
The Physicians Mutual family is here to help you with your needs for health, life and retirement.
It’s what we’ve done for a long time. Since our humble beginnings around a kitchen table in 1902, we’ve never lost sight of what is truly important. That is, taking care of our customers like family. Empowering people like you — from all walks of life — to enjoy the financial security they deserve. That’s what Insurance for all of us is all about.
INSTITUTE SPIRITUAL SUPPORT
Reiki is a Japanese form of energy healing, a type of alternative medicine. Reiki practitioners use a technique called palm healing or hands-on healing through which a "universal energy" is said to be transferred through the palms of the practitioner to the patient in order to encourage emotional or physical healing.
STREATOR HOUSE OF JERKY
Located at 105N Armory Court Westgate Plaza in Streator, IL. I have been in the bait & tackle business since 1990 and now selling quality House of Jerky varieties! Proud to Support a Veteran Owned Companies.
GOODWILL INDUSTRIES- VETERANS PROGRAMS
YOU SERVED OUR COUNTRY—NOW LET US HELP CONNECT YOU TO THE CIVILIAN CAREER OPPORTUNITIES YOU’VE EARNED!
We know the transition from military service to civilian work can be challenging. Fortunately, Goodwill has a long history of helping veterans and their families obtain training to join the civilian workforce.
FLUTES FOR VETS
Our mission is to help our veterans find a calming for their lives through playing the Native American woodwind flute. Our program provides free flutes and free lessons for each veteran. There is never a charge back to a veteran. To learn more about Flutes for Vets of Central Illinois, visit us at our Facebook page ‘Flutes for Vets of Central Illinois,’ and like us. To learn about how to sign up, contact Kenneth Troyan at email@example.com.
ILLINOIS STUDENT ASSISTANCE COMMISSION
Providing Illinois students with information and assistance to help make education beyond high school accessible and affordable.
VITAS® Healthcare is a provider of end-of-life care in the United States. Operating 50 hospice programs in 14 states and the District of Columbia, VITAS employs 10,000 professionals and serves an average daily census of more than 17,000 patients.
The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Disability benefits provide modest coverage for severely disabled workers and their dependents, including our wounded warriors. Some wounded warriors and Veterans who have a compensation rating of 100% P&T are unaware that Social Security may expedite the processing of their disability claims. In addition, Veterans may not realize they can sometimes qualify for both VA and Social Security benefits.
Bridges is a senior community center that offers information, education, recreation programs and support for older adults, adults with disabilities and caregivers. We provide support to Peru and the lower 27 townships in LaSalle County, IL. It is funded in part by United Way of Eastern LaSalle County and United Way of Illinois Valley.
FOX VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES
The mission of Fox Valley Older Adult Services, a non-profit senior services agency is to:
provide programs and services, improve and enrich vital, independent living, enhance dignity and self-respect and encourage participation in community life.
HINES MEDICAL CENTER- OUTREACH
MARINES CORPS LEAGUE 078
VETERAN READINESS & EMPLOYMENT
TAYLOR SERVICES HEATING & COOLING
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
AMVETS - POST 30
At Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers. Located 12 miles west of downtown Chicago and at six out patient clinics across the region, Hines VA offers primary, extended and specialty care to Veteran patients in the Chicago area. We are the largest VA in the state of Illinois, where more than a million Veterans reside. The hospital treats more than 44,000 veterans from World War II through the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The mission of the Marine Corps League is to promote the interest and to preserve traditions of the United States Marine Corps; strengthen the fraternity of Marines and their families; serve Marines and FMF Navy Personnel who wear or who have worn the Eagle, Globe and Anchor; and foster the ideals of Americanism and patriotic volunteerism.
You may receive Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) (Formerly known as Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment) services to help with job training, education, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. Other services may be provided to assist Veterans and Service members in starting their own businesses or independent living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in traditional employment.
HVAC Contractor- Veteran Owned Business
Open 24 HRS - (815) 326-3939
Habitat for Humanity International, generally referred to as Habitat for Humanity or Habitat, is a US non-governmental, and nonprofit organization which was founded in 1976 by couple Millard and Linda Fuller.
AMVETS (American Veterans) is the nation’s most inclusive Congressionally-chartered veterans service organization, representing the interests of 20 million veterans. AMVETS is open to and fighting for all who honorably served in the United States military, including the Reserve and Guard. With more than 250,000 members nationwide, we are veterans serving veterans.
CHICAGO REGIONAL OFFICE
The Chicago Regional Office is open by appointment only. Visitors seeking assistance from the Public Contact Team at the Chicago Regional Office are encouraged to schedule an appointment on the Visitor Engagement Reporting Application (VERA). VERA is a self-service portal which allows visitors to schedule, reschedule, and cancel appointments. Please go to VERA to schedule the appointment. You will receive email confirmation of your appointment.
OTTAWA AM LEGION- AUXILIARY
In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.
OSF HealthCare is a not-for-profit Catholic health care organization that operates a medical group, hospital system, and other health care facilities in Illinois and Michigan. Headquartered in Peoria, Illinois, OSF HealthCare is owned and operated by the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis.
OTTAWA AUTO SPA
We offer the most complete car care package in the area, and our wash services are here to serve you 24 hours a day. Our two wash types are listed below, but be sure to check out our other detailing services to enhance the beauty and extend the life of your vehicle! Veteran Owned Business.
TANGLED ROOTS BREWING COMPANY
We believe everyone should feel comfortable enjoying culinary excellence and delicious local craft beers. Whether you're a 'foodie' or not, whether you’re a craft beer expert or novice, our staff will welcome you just the same to a remarkable hospitality experience.
APERION CARE- TOLUCA
The serene rural setting of Aperion Care Toluca provides guests with a spacious backdrop for personalized post-hospital care and rehabilitation. Guests receive 24-hour skilled nursing care, as well as physical, occupational, and speech therapy available 7 days per week.
Our Aperion Caregivers work together to develop a plan of care that ensures you have a comfortable and healing experience while you recover and prepare to return home. The smaller number of guests to caregivers means that each guest receives the highest level of individualized care.
SENATOR SUE REZIN
As Senate Republicans, our goal is to encourage job growth by developing an efficient, transparent, ethical state government with less regulation and lower taxes. We must leave a legacy of responsible government that will last for generations.
In 2009, with only $1,200 in his pocket, a former Army Drill Sergeant proudly started Grunt Style. As one of the most powerful and charitable post 9/11 Veteran owned companies in the United States, Grunt Style was born in Fort Benning, Georgia.
To coordinate free air transportation, through volunteer pilots, for passengers with medical
or humanitarian needs far from home.
OPERATION HORSES AND HEROS, INC
PRECISION K9 TRAINING
OFFICE OF CONGRESSWOMAN LAUREN UNDERWOOD
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
To provide a dynamic program as a powerful alternative for military personnel, veteran and family members going through their journey of self discovery utilizing the Power of the Horse.
Precision K9 Training is dedicated to helping you improve the ultimate relationship with your dog. Successful dog training isn’t about control, it’s about mutual trust & respect. Learning to communicate with your dog in his own language is key in developing the trust & respect necessary in achieving a well-mannered family pet.
Congresswoman Lauren Underwood serves Illinois’ 14th Congressional District and was first sworn into Congress on January 3, 2019. She is the first woman, the first person of color, and the first millennial to represent her community in Congress.
The Golden Age/Golden Access passports have been replaced with the "America the Beautiful – the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass," an Interagency Senior Pass for age-related discounts and an Interagency Access Pass for disability-related discounts. Please visit http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/visitors/passes where you will find "Age & Disability Discount Passes" information such as where you need to go to obtain a pass, which government agencies handle the pass, and helpful links.
ZERO 4 HEROES
Zero4Heroes is a 501(c)3 charity Dedicated to providing support to those that have supported us all "OUR HEROES". Our mission Our Purpose is to support and assist our veterans and 1st responders suffering from mild forms of P.T.S.D. through the compassion of a full bred Golden Retriever with all expenses paid for that Heroes new best friend for the 1st two years.
AM LEG POST 33
The American Legion is built on a promise from men and women who swore with their lives to defend and protect the United States through military service. The promise begins at enlistment, grows through training and discipline in the U.S. Armed Forces and continues after discharge, as veterans in service to community, state and nation.
Cedar Creek Ranch
Explore the beauty of nature at Cedar Creek Ranch! Enjoy the fresh air, ride horses and take in all the sights of the amazing ranch.
Helping people live happier and healthier lives through good nutrition. Satisfy your hunger and stay energized with the power of protein Add to your favorite Formula 1 shake to boost your protein intake to 24 g per serving, or enjoy as a nutritious snack.
IL AFLAN/PRAIRE STATE LEGAL TEAM
IL-AFLAN provides civil legal services across Illinois. It is a network of more than 10 legal aid organizations and law school clinics.
LASALLE VA HOME
The Veterans' Home at LaSalle has been home to resident veterans since 1990. Located on the northwest side of LaSalle in LaSalle County, the home offers space for 190 resident veterans including rooms for those requiring memory care.
LIBERTY VILLAGE- PERU
Liberty Village of Peru is a premier retirement campus offering every level of care needed from the age of 55 and up. Independant apartments, assisted living, skilled nursing/rehab and Alzheimer's Care.
MENDOTA AREA SENIOR SERVICES
Serving older adults 60-plus, caregivers, and adults with disabilities to ensure coordinated, accessible services for people to live independent, meaningful and dignified lives.
With 8 stations, and 6 different radio brands, Shaw Local Radio has more listeners in the area than any other media group, with nearly 87,000 LaSalle, Bureau, and Putnam County residents tuning into one of our stations in any given week. And over 5,300 people are listening to a Shaw Local Radio station, on average, at any given time.