University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Vet Centers

Springfield, IL Vet Center

http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=647&dnum=ALL&map=1
1227 S. Ninth Street, Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 492-4955 (Phone)
(217) 492-4963 (Fax)
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.*
*In an effort to better serve the veteran and family members, upon request Vet Centers will provide services after normal work hours and/or on weekends.

 

Peoria Vet Center

http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=646&dnum=ALL&map=1
8305 N. Allen Road, Suite 1, Peoria, IL 61615
(309) 689-9708 (Phone)
(309) 689-9720 (Fax)
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.*
*In an effort to better serve the veteran and family members, upon request Vet Centers will provide services after normal work hours and/or on weekends.

 

Indianapolis Vet Center

http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=439&dnum=All&stateid=IN&v=1
8330 Naab Road, Suite 103, Indianapolis, IN 46268
(317) 988-1600 (Phone)
(317) 988-1617 (Fax)
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.*
*In an effort to better serve the veteran and family members, upon request Vet Centers will provide services after normal work hours and/or on weekends.

 

Directory of Vet Centers throughout Illinois and Indiana

Illinois: http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/state.asp?dnum=ALL&STATE=IL

Indiana: http://www2.va.gov/directory/guide/state.asp?dnum=ALL&STATE=IN

About the Vet Centers
The Vet Center Program was established by Congress in 1979 out of the recognition that a significant number of Vietnam era vets were still experiencing challenges with readjustment. As of 2003 veterans who served during periods of armed hostilities including WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, the Persian Gulf, Somalia, Kosovo/Bosnia, Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and subsequent operations within the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). The family members of all veterans listed above are eligible for Vet Center services as well. The goal of the Vet Center program is to provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to eligible veterans in order to help them make a satisfying post-war readjustment to civilian life. Vet Centers also provide bereavement counseling services to surviving parents, spouses, children and siblings of service members who die of any cause while on active duty, to include federally activated Reserve and National Guard personnel.

Readjustment counseling is a wide range of services offered to eligible Veterans and their families in the effort to make a successful transition from military to civilian life, including:

  • Individual and group counseling for Veterans and their families
  • Family counseling for military related issues
  • Bereavement counseling for families who experience an active duty death
  • Military sexual trauma counseling and referral
  • Outreach and education including PDHRA, community events, etc.
  • Substance abuse assessment and referral
  • Employment assessment & referral
  • VBA benefits explanation and referral
  • Screening & referral for medical issues including TBI, depression, etc.