our mission


The Chicago Veterans Coordinating Committee exists to connect Chicago-area Veteran service organizations that are often limited in scope and reach and, in so doing, improve access for the military-connected community to existing programs and resources. We fulfill this mission through three objectives:

1.    Bolster the work of Illinois Joining Forces by connecting veterans to its online service center
2.    Formalize the relationships between existing veteran service organizations to build sustainability through internal referral networks
3.    Establish a Veterans Resource Center to house the network of veteran service organizations under a single roof


If I had one thing to say for my fellow Veterans it would be this: to continue to serve even though we have taken off our uniforms no matter how great or small your service is, it is desired and needed by
the world we live in today...
— Joe Klein, "Charlie Mike"