Acres of Peace
Proudly offering Veterans affected by PTSD a quiet retreat, FREE riding lessons and knowledge of horse care.
Woodland Meadows L.L.C.
2582 N. 28th Rd.
Marseilles, IL 61341
Leashes for Living
Leashes for Living is a unique program that teaches Veterans and Persons with disabilities to train their own service dog. Through positive training techniques, the student/handler learns how to communicate with their canine partner. By teaching their dog special skills and manners, the student is capable of achieving an enhanced lifestyle.
K9s For Veterans
K9s for Veterans mission is to help veterans with post traumatic stress disorder transition back to civilian life once their military service has ended with the help of trained service dogs. We are committed to educating the public about the plight of veterans with PTSD and streamlining the process for them to get service dogs, so they get the help they need... Before it’s too late.
To strengthen communities affected by addiction by investing in children, individuals, and education.
The Perfectly Flawed Foundation is a 501(c)3 community-based non-profit organization that provides services and support related to substance use and addiction to individuals and families in North Central Illinois.
The OSCAR MIKE Foundation is a registered 501(C)(3) public, non-profit formed for the purpose of supporting our mission of keeping Veterans on the move. We strive to be a leading provider of funding for injured Veterans to participate in life-changing adaptive sports.
Mission: BraveHearts brings hope, joy and unlimited possibilities through the healing power of the horse.
Vision: BraveHearts envisions being the premier model for connecting horses with people as a catalyst for wellness. Everyone will have the opportunity to discover healing horsemanship through the BraveHearts’ model.
Serving Warriors and their families since 2013, Mission 22 is dedicated to healing America’s veterans when they need it most — right now. We offer treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury, substance abuse and all of the issues veterans are facing today.
Outward Bound is the leading provider of experiential and outdoor education programs for youth and adults. Regardless of who you are or where you are from, there is an Outward Bound course at an Outward Bound School that is right for you. Experience Outward Bound on one of our backpacking trips, mountaineering trips, whitewater rafting trips, canoeing trips, dog sledding expeditions, sailing trips and many other offerings.
AllenForce was founded in memory of Donna's father, Don Allen, Army Veteran. Serving the veterans today of ALL ERAS has brought a personal fulfillment of getting to know the character traits her deceased father must have shared. There are 4 main programs: HMHB- to assist veterans who are injured, visibly or invisibly, through positive health and fitness training and social networking. SheForce, VETANK and Vet Rec have brought services through health fitness and recreation fostering empowerment and confidence in transition from the military.
CPT James Ahn Memorial Scholarship
Captain James Ahn, a graduate of UC Riverside and the Claremont McKenna College Army ROTC program, died in 2015 during a parachute training operation while participating with his Special Forces unit in Washington State.
For all of us who knew and loved James, he will never be forgotten.
In James’ honor, we are sponsoring an annual scholarship of $1,000 to a Special Forces Veteran who is working towards the completion of a higher education degree.
IL Legal Aid Network
IL-AFLAN provides civil legal services across Illinois. It is a network of more than 10 legal aid organizations and law school clinics. This service is provided free of charge for eligible Veterans (including National Guard and Reserves), their spouses dependents.
Resources available for your use FREE of charge at each BEST Office:
Job Board: Access to local newspapers are available. You may also review current job postings from local employers. Internet Access: In the resource room you may access the Internet to conduct your job search.
Job Search Assistance: Information packets, books, videos, and software programs are available to assist you in completing applications, interviewing, resume writing and tips on conducting a successful job search.
Heroes with Hearing Loss
We exist to connect veterans with viable answers for coping with hearing loss and other conditions that may come with it.
We exist to connect veterans, their families, friends and support networks with each other, strengthening relationships that keep them healthier and happier.
We exist to connect veterans with what matters most in their lives.
Our chapters deliver local, consistent, and inclusive opportunities for veterans and the community to connect through physical and social activity. Volunteers host regular fitness activities, social gatherings, and community service events, and facilitate building strong local connections with members and organizations within the community.
Flutes for Vets
Flutes for Vets provides FREE Native American style flutes and classes on how to play, to Veterans and/or Active Military and support family members who want to try something new or would like more peace.
For more information about how you can help or benefit from this amazing program or receive regular updates, contact us here.
Fishing For Good
We see fishing as an activity that can help people in many ways: Physically, Mentally and Spiritually. I know through my own personal experiences that fishing is a lot more than just a hobby. This sport has helped me through some of the toughest times in my life and I want to extend the gift of free fishing trips to those who serve(d) our country and local communities. Our goal is to use this Foundation to spread gratitude, joy and the healing benefits of outdoor activity.
-Sam Veith, Founder & President
PAWS FOR VETERANS
Assistance in paying for Service Dog Training with a Partner Program. MUST be a honorably discharged Veteran that lives in LaSalle, Bureau or Putnam Counties. Other counties considered on a case-by-case basis. Veterans MUST meet all eligibility requirements and bring all documentation into the LaSalle County VAC office in order for application to be considered complete. Any questions please contact the office at: 815-433-1761.
As a veteran, many of the skills you learned in the military can be especially helpful in running a business. The wide range of hard and soft skills you acquired through service can be transferred with great success to the private sector. Many veterans are doing just that.
In this guide, we outline the steps you’ll take to get a successful company off the ground. We’ll dive deep into each step and explain exactly what you need. We’ll introduce you to the wide range of excellent resources that can help you turn an idea into a successful business.
The Crisis Relief Fund offers financial assistance to those falling under one or more of the below categories: Currently serving (including National Guard and Reserve), spouses of currently serving, veterans (with an honorable discharge), surviving spouses (whose spouse held an honorable discharge), and caregivers of the same who are experiencing financial setback due to an unexpected current crisis. Open to all ranks and U.S. uniformed services.