Not all those who wander are lost.

-J. R. R. Tolkien

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Honoring our heroes by building communities that help homeless veterans gain back their independence.

Seven-hundred and thirty-six, that’s the current number of homeless veterans living in Illinois.  Many struggle to find their next meal, a safe place to sleep, and have never assimilated back to civilian life; And on the heals of a pandemic, their mental and physical health may be in even greater jeopardy.

Though these veterans weren’t left behind on the battlefield, they have been forgotten on the streets.  Veteran’s Outreach (IL) is here to change that.  And in the words of Uncle Sam, we “Want You” to help make that happen.  You don’t have to enlist, just discover how you can help by exploring the website.

Veterans need and deserve the support of their countrymen.

Our partners are committed to the mission

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A few words about our mission and needs

Currently, Veterans Outreach of Illinois is 100% volunteer based.  We would love for you to help us move the mission forward as a volunteer.  However, we understand what it’s like to be hardpressed for time.  If you’re unable to volunteer, please consider making a donation to help our cause.  Thank you!