5330 W. Elm St.
Phone: (815) 679-6667
What we do: TLS Veterans is a charitable organization with a mission to provide veterans in need and their families the services necessary to experience hope and achieve success.
- New Horizons, a 20-bed, transitional-housing program for homeless veterans;
- HVRP, a case management and employment-coaching service that has helped scores of veterans gain employment;
- SSVF, a case management service that provides supportive services for low or very low income veterans families residing in or transitioning to permanent housing, and
- a veterans/military family drop-in resource center that provides peer-to-peer support by veterans, food pantry with monthly Northern Illinois Food Bank truck, and counseling services.
Who we serve: Veterans, active-duty service members’, military family members, support persons of veterans, military service members, and families of the fallen.
Eligibility requirements: New Horizons – veterans must be eligible for healthcare through the North Chicago VA, must be able to pass a background check, cannot be prescribed benzodiazepine or narcotic medication and in most instances must be able to actively seek work immediately; HVRP – veterans must be discharged under conditions other than dishonorable; SSVF – member of a veteran family, household income does not exceed 30% of the area median income published by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and occupying permanent housing or seeking permanent housing; Drop-in Resource Center – none other than veteran/military family status.