Black Hawk College offers veterans and active-duty military students and employees a place to relax, network, study and find resources to help them transition into college and careers.
Thanks to a BHC Foundation grant, it also offers many art supplies to allow veterans and military students to express themselves creatively.
The center has a break room with almost all the comforts of home – a quiet room, space for studying, having lunch or coffee with others, meetings and recreation, and an office staffed with veterans and a coordinator to answer questions and make referrals.
Resources for Veterans
Stand Up & Be Counted!
The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) is pleased to announce the launch of online access to its veteran service officers. This new web function, located at this link, encourages all Illinois veterans to ‘Stand Up and Be Counted’ by submitting basic contact information to IDVA.
Illinois Association of County Veterans Assistance Commissions, Inc.
Provides needed services, including financial aid, veteran services and advocacy services, to military veterans and their families who reside in said counties. www.iacvac.org
Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs (IDVA)
Provides state VA benefits for veterans. https://www2.illinois.gov/veterans/Pages/default.aspx
Illinois Warrior Assistance Program
Provides confidential assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week. www.illinoiswarrior.com
Opportunity Illinois: Citizens Soldiers Program
Provides Illinois U.S. Military Reserves or Illinois National Guard low-interest loans with deferred payments while deployed or to help with expenses after active duty. www.treasurer.il.gov
Locations and services offered by Illinois Vet Centers. www.vetcenter.va.gov
Provides health care information for Illinois veterans. www.illinoisveteranscare.com
Federal Government Veteran Affairs
Provides federal VA benefits for service members. www.va.gov
Military One Source
Provides information regarding the various services offered through the VA. www.militaryonesource.com
Military Student Loan Benefits
Student Loan Information for Members of the U.S. Armed Forces
National Resource Directory
The National Resource Directory (NRD) is a website for wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families and those who support them. www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov/
The National Vietnam Veterans Foundation, Inc.
This site is dedicated to aiding, supporting and benefiting America’s veterans and their families. www.nationalvietnamveteransfoundation.org