Operation Connect-A-Vet: Helping Illinois Veterans

Illinois Joining Forces is bringing a new initiative to our veterans as Veterans Day and the holiday season approach. It’s called Operation Connect-A-Vet, and it’s part of the bigger Operation Connect Illinois CARES program. This effort ensures that no veteran feels alone.

This new initiative focuses on the importance of community support for veterans. It encourages everyone to play a role in ensuring that veterans and their families feel a strong sense of community backing. Through Operation Connect-A-Vet, people can make sure that veterans have someone to talk to and can get help finding housing, food, jobs, and health care when they need it.

Operation Connect-A-Vet is a response to real-life challenges that many veterans face, like the high cost of living. Veterans are known for being self-reliant, but this program recognizes that they might still need support and encourages the community to step in and help.

Here’s a simple guide on how to get involved with Operation Connect-A-Vet:

  1. Start a Conversation: If you know a veteran, simply give them a call to check in and see how they’re doing.
  2. Request More Help: If you think a veteran could use more support, Illinois Joining Forces is ready to assist. You can reach out by phone, email, or through their website to ask for help.
  3. Find the Right Services: Illinois Joining Forces is equipped to connect veterans with various services to meet their needs, whether it’s for housing, a job, or health care.

The program will be available through the end of the year, ensuring that veterans have the support they need during the festive season.

For more information, visit the Illinois Joining Forces website at www.illinoisjoiningforces.org. This initiative is about taking action to show appreciation for those who have served and ensuring they have the support they need.

For more info: https://www.theburg.news/post/illinois-joining-forces-launches-operation-connect-a-vet-to-empower-friends-and-families-to-link-vet

Additional Resources for Veterans: https://reprosenthal.com/resources-for-veterans/