Resources for Veterans
United Way of Adams County is dedicated to helping veterans connect with resources available in our community to help them and their families.We have partnered with Tri-State Warrior Outreach to provide case management and administrative support for the program, and have assembled a committee of key community members to meet regularly and ensure we continue to work towards better support and additional programs to serve those who served our country.
American Legion Post #37
American Red Cross
Military Liaison and contact for Service to Armed Forces members and their families.
DAV: Volunteer For Veterans
DAV has rolled out a program called Volunteer For Veterans. You can register as a volunteer, but more importantly if a veteran has a need - help running errands, minor home repairs, assistance with mowing or other chores, etc. - THEY can register and will be matched with a volunteer. DAV has had a lot of volunteers sign up, but they are not reaching the veterans. Please do what you can to promote this in your area, at meetings, if you know veterans in need help them get signed up, spread on social media, etc.
Great River Honor Flight
Honors America's veterans that live in our area by providing them, free of charge, transportation to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to honor their service and sacrifices.
Illinois Department of Employment Security
Veterans Career Coach
217-221-6201 | 107 North 3rd Street, Quincy, IL 62301
HCHV Outreach Social Worker, VA Community Recources and Referral Center
Contact: James O. Gatti LMSW | 415 North Perry Street, Davenport, IA 52801 | 563-328-5826 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Land of Lincoln Goodwill Career Center
Assists veterans with career services surrounding job search and advancement. Offers VetLink, an 8-hour class where participants receive a $50 gift card for interview clothing upon course completion.
Contact: Lisbeth Lefler | email@example.com | 217-720-5272
For a directory of veteran owned businesses within your area, please go to the following:
National & Government Resources for Veterans
Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs
Assists with locating service offices, employment and housing needs. Visitors can also apply for grants and property tax exemption. | www.illinois.gov/veterans
Mission United is a national United Way program dedicated to improving the lives of Veterans across the country by connecting them to services available. | www.unitedway.org/mission-united
Military rebate for veteran's and active duty. 20% rebate for our fee for Illinois purchases/sales residential owner-occupied homes. | 217-653-9910 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Quincy Outpatient Clinic, VA Iowa City
Assists with medical needs and travel. | Contact: Kelly Hogan | email@example.com
| 217-224-3366, ext. 2347
Housing and supportive services for households with children, giving priorty to veterans.
Private Security Job Market. Your source for vetted defense and private security jobs and personnel. We understand that it can be hard to find job opportunities suited to your unique skill set because, at Silent Professionals, we've all been there.
Tri-State Warrior Outreach
Assists with medical expenses, rent and utility payments, necessary travel costs and minor home repairs.
Contacts: Jenna Hull, Director of Programs & Services for United Way; Glenn Swick, Committee Chair for Tri-State Warrior Outreach | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tri-State Veterans Services (formerly known as Tri-State Veterans Referral Initiative
The consistent study and discussion of veteran’s issues and the review of community level data that helps capture the quality of life indicators in our region is a critical component of the community building efforts led by the Tri-State Veterans Services (TSVS).
TSVS volunteers, and team partners, participating in all aspects of community building engage in meaningful and rich discussions to learn about our veterans and the issues that they face within our communities. The TSVS will take the lead role in the formation, implementation, and updating of long-range visions to meet the most critical needs for our veterans, by recommending ways in which we can make an impact on these trends through the mobilization of financial, volunteer and community resources.
Like the world around us, our community building work is constantly evolving. The Tri-State Veterans Services approach to community building is designed to foster partnerships, open lines of communication and effectively direct resources to address challenging issues in changing times. By collaborating, our community partners can make informed decisions, offer quality programs and evaluate project outcomes.
The TSVS is pleased to be able work with all our partnering veterans’ organizations and assist them in reaching their goals and pursue their long-term strategies that ensure the tri-state region continues to be a wonderful place to live, to work, to play, to raise a family, to build a career or to retire. By focusing on community level outcomes, we invest our resources into programs that lead to lasting change – which is evident in Adams County. Just in the last year, our area has been named a top community for Baby Boomers. Quincy has been listed as the sixth most affordable place to live in Illinois as well as one of the best small communities for college graduates. In addition, reports show that teen pregnancy is the on the decline in Adams County and unemployment is nearing record low rates. These are not just good news headlines. This is proof that our collaborative efforts are having a positive impact on the quality of life in Adams County.
Strategic-Minded: We’re proactive, not reactive, we don’t treat symptoms, we attack problems. We begin with the end in mind.
Transparency: We believe in being open, honest, and accessible without bias.
Integrity: We believe in doing the absolute right thing.
Responsiveness: We believe in actively and fully resonding to community challenges.
Inclusiveness: We are intentional about diversity and are unifiers and not dividers.
Compassion: Every community member is worthy of empathy and respect.
Excellence: We perpetually strive to get better, to improve, to learn, to multiply and expand our value.
The Salvation Army
Emergency Homeless Shelter & Family Services
501 Broadway | 217-222-8655
Homeless Prevention, Rapid Rehousing, Family Store Vouchers, Emergency Social Services, and Case Management Services.
VA Home Loans
VA home loans remove many of the traditional barriers to homeownership. As an eligible Veteran or active duty service member, you have access to lower upfront and monthly costs and an easier approval process.
The Virgene Project store, located at 812 Hampshire Street in downtown Quincy, offers free clothing and accessories to veterans and their spouses. United Way of Adams County is a fiscal sponsor of the Tri-States Veterans Support which supports this and other veteran related projects in our area.