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Listing: Military and Veteran Resources

Media Type

Online Resource

Reviewed Date

Jan 2, 2023


Human Performance Resource Center (HPRC)
Human Performance Resources by CHAMP (HPRC) is a team of scientists, specialists, and support staff who translate research into evidence-based resources to help Warfighters and their families achieve total fitness and optimize performance, whether at home, in the office, or in theater. The HPRC team's work is showcased on this website, where you can find articles and other resources to help you optimize your performance in all domains of your life as a Military Service Member.

IL National Guard IMFRF - Military Family Relief Fund
The Illinois Military Family Relief Fund (IMFRF) provides monetary grants to families of Illinois National Guard members and Illinois residents serving in the U.S. Armed Forces Reserve components who were called to active duty during an emergency declared by  President Obama of the United States,  or Congress effective July 3, 2014. 
(800) 832-9225

Joint HHS-DoD-VA initiative for Medical Research
Through an interagency partnership, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announce a multi-component research project focusing on nondrug approaches for pain management addressing the needs of service members and veterans. 

Paralyzed Veterans of America
Working for research, resources and legislation for all veterans.

The Semper Fi Fund
provides relief for financial needs that arise during hospitalization and recovery as well as assistance for those with perpetuating needs. Our program provides support in a variety of ways including Service Member and Family Support, Specialized & Adaptive Equipment, Adaptive Housing, Adaptive Transportation, Education and Career Transition Assistance, PTS and TBI Support, Team Semper Fi, and America’s Fund. 

Understanding Informed Consent - Military Medical Beneficiaries
Making your healthcare wishes known through an advance directive - guide for Military

US Dept of Veterans Affairs – VA Adaptive Sports Grant Program
The Grants for Adaptive Sports Programs for Veterans with disabilities and Members of the Armed Forces (ASG Program) provides grant funding to organizations to increase and expand the quantity and quality of adaptive sport activities that Veterans and Servicemembers with disabilities have to participate in physical activity including those for mental health issues within their home communities, as well as more advanced Paralympic and adaptive sport programs at the regional and national levels.

VA Healthcare benefits
Each veteran receives different package benefits,visit this for more information on what is covered, or call 1-877-222-VETS (8387) or contact the enrollment coordinator at your local VA medical facility.

Wounded Heroes Foundation
provides care packages and financial support to injured veterans in the Greater Chicago region and beyond. In addition, Wounded Heroes Foundation, through charitable contributions, provides financial and other assistance in situations where the military is not equipped or unable to assist. The Foundation provides an extensive online list of resources for veterans.

Wounded Warrior Project
Helping soldiers adapt to their home life and achieve their goals for living while honoring their service.




Silent Professionals - Private Security Job Market
Helping link veterans to viable security jobs in the public and private sectors, including high profile private guardian and crisis aversion positions. Jobs are located all over the world.

Veterans Employment
Helping veterans make the transition to corporate employment positions.
(760) 445-3889


This content is for informational purposes only and may not be comprehensive. Information contained does not imply an endorsement from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, and does not replace the advice of a qualified healthcare professional.  See here  for further details.
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