Veterans & Military Personnel

Homeless Veteran Resources

If you are a WIU student:

Connect with the Student Development Office on campus. The Student Development Office (SDO) serves as an emergency contact for students experiencing immediate health, emergency, or personal problems that may affect their academic performance. SDO acts as a liaison between students, family members, faculty, University personnel, and community agencies in crisis situations. SDO Phone: (309) 298-1884

Additional On Campus Resources

Alcohol & Other Drugs Resource Center (AOD)

Address: Seal Hall 208
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-2457
Email: aod@wiu.edu
Website: www.wiu.edu/aod

Beu Health Center

Address: 1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-1888
Email: beuhealthcenter@wiu.edu
Website: www.wiu.edu/beu

Center for Military/ Academic Transition and Health

Address: Seal Hall 214
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-3697

Disability Resource Center

Address: Memorial Hall 143
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-2512
Email: disability@wiu.edu
Website: www.wiu.edu/drc

Hotline (Department of Psychology)

Phone: (309) 298-3211 or (866) 435-0480
Website: www.wiu.edu/hotline

Psychology Clinic

Address: Waggoner Hall, room 116
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-1919
**free services to all populations**

University Counseling Center

Address: Memorial Hall 1st Floor
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 298-2453
Email: ucc@wiu.edu
Website: www wiu.edu/ucc
**WIU students only**

If you are a non-student:

In Macomb:

First ask if they are working with any counselors/case managers through the VA or have in the past. It would be beneficial to reconnect with that individual.

For Federal and State Assistance the Veterans Services Officer for our area currently is Nathan Johnson. He can be reached at 837-5838. Connecting veterans to Nathan can be very beneficial.

Similarly, Veterans Assistance Commission of McDonough County (VACMC) Veteran's Assistant for Veteran's Assistance is Ric Smart. He can be reach on the 3rd Floor McDonough County Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Square, Macomb, IL 61455. His phone number is (309)833-3275. His e-mail ricsmart01@gmail.com

VACMC: Veterans Assistance Commission of McDonough County

VACMC is a County Governmental Agency operated by and for U.S. Veterans. VACMC is authorized to act as the central committee for Veterans' Assistance in McDonough County under the Illinois Military Veterans Assistance Act (330 ILCS 45/1 et seq.) and is funded in accordance with the provisions of the Illinois Counties Code (55 ILCS 5/1-1001 et seq.).

The Veterans Assistance program is an emergency and interim financial assistance program and should not be considered to be an ongoing financial supportive program. All assistance provided by the VACMC is predicated on an established standard of need as set forth by IDHS. It is not the intent of either the Commission or the County to provide assistance either less than or in excess of the levels of assistance adopted by IDHS. As provided by the Illinois Counties Code (55 ILCS 5/5-2006), the funds provided by the VACMC for its assistance programs are obtained solely from appropriated tax moneys levied on property owners in McDonough County. Standards of indigence are applied by the Department of Human Resources in the State of Illinois and the Standards of Indigence set by the Veterans Assistance Commission.

Assistance Given Upon Qualification
UTILITIES:

Utility payments will be made, providing the applicant qualifies in other respects. No deposits or past due bills will be paid to the utility company.

RENT PAYMENTS:

This Veterans Assistance office does not pay security deposits, back rents or home finding fees. Rent shall not be paid to relatives unless it is a separate rental dwelling.

TRANSPORTATION:

The VACMC provides a van for transportation to VA medical facilities. Days of operation are Monday thru Friday. Our first priority is to the Iowa City VA Hospital. Trips to the Galesburg, Peoria and Quincy VA clinics will be scheduled if possible. There is no charge for this service.

For more details about service requirements and Eligibility or Non-Eligibility please see the following link: http://mcg.mcdonough.il.us/VeteransAssistance.html

Federal VA Resources:

Visit va.gov/homeless for housing resources in all types of areas. Includes resources for mental healthcare, employment, healthcare, and more. Call 877-4AID-VET or 877-424-3838.

Iowa City VA oversees a homeless outreach program. They help veterans get connected to resources that get them out of homeless situations. The contact number for the McDonough County area is 563-320-2996

Samaritan Well of Macomb:

Program that has both men's and women's shelters in Macomb. Helps people establish goals to become self sufficient. Connects individuals to resources. Call 309) 837-3357

Outside Macomb:

VA Resources:

Visit va.gov/homeless for housing resources in all types of areas. Includes resources for mental healthcare, employment, healthcare, and more. Call 877- 4AID-VET or 877-424-3838.

Iowa City VA oversees a homeless outreach program. They help veterans get connected to resources that get them out of homeless situations. If you are in Mercer, Knox, Stark, Warren, Henderson, McDonough, Lee, Clark, Hancock, Schuyler, Brown, or Adams County (main offices for this area are in Galesburg and Quincy) call 563-320-2996. If you are in Jones, Jackson, Carroll, Whiteside, Clinton, Cedar, Muscatine, Scott, Rock Island, Henry, Bureau, or Putnam county (for this area main offices are in Bettendorf and Sterling) call 319-383-2666. If you are in Van Buren, Henry, Des Moines, Wapello, Jefferson, Louisa, Washington, Keokuk, Iowa, Poweshiek, or Johnson county ( main offices for this location are in Ottumwa, Iowa City, and Coralville) call 319-631-2890. If you are in Mitchell, Howard, Winneshiek, Allamakee, Chickasaw, Bremer, Fayette, Clayton, BlackHawk, Buchanan, Delaware, Dubuque, Tama, Benton, or Linn county (main offices for this area in Decorah, Waterloo, and Dubuque) call 319-499-7971.

Galesburg Rescue Mission and Women's Shelter Home

Address: 435 E 3rd St.
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: (309) 343-4151
Email: grmws39@centurylink.net
Website: galesburgrescuemission.org

If they need additional assistance:

Google search (the name of their home county) social services or social services directory. This often will give a list of various services.

Off Campus Resources

Counseling Cares, PC

233 S McArthur St.
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 833-2255
Website: counselingcares.com

Macomb Mental Wellness

210 S Randolph St.
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 928-7023
Email: macombmw@gmail.com

MDH Behavioral Health Services

525 E Grant St.
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 836-1582

North Central Behavioral Health Systems

301 East Jefferson Street
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 833-2191
Email: info@ncbhs.org

Peoria Vet Center

8305 N. Allen Road, Suite 1
Peoria, IL 61615
Phone: (309) 689-9708 or 1(877) 927-8387 (Vet center call Center)
Website: va.gov/directory/guide/facility.asp?ID=646

The Center for Youth and Family Solutions

123 S. McArthur Street
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: (309) 833-1791

VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic

310 Home Boulevard
Galesburg, IL 61401
Phone: (309) 343-0311
Website: iowacity.va.gov/locations/CBOC_Galesburg_IL.asp

VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic

721 Broadway St.
Quincy, IL 62301
Phone: (217) 224-3366
Website: iowacity.va.gov/locations/CBOC_Quincy_IL.asp

Iowa City VA Health Care System

601 HWY 6 W, Iowa City, IA 52246
Phone: (319) 338-0581
Website: va.gov/iowa-city-health-care/