Success Stories

Warrior Scholar Project - In partnership with the nation’s top colleges and universities, Warrior-Scholar Project (WSP) hosts intensive and immersive one and two-week college-preparatory academic boot camps for enlisted veterans and transitioning service members. Boot camps are offered in three disciplines: Humanities, STEM, and Business & Entrepreneurship.

K9s for Veterans - K9s for Veterans mission is to help veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder transition back to civilian life once their military service has ended with the help of trained service dogs. We are committed to educating the public about the plight of veterans with PTSD and streamlining the process for them to get service dogs, so they get the help they need.

Vet Smiles – The Veterans Smile Program’s mission is to provide the necessary funding for FREE critical dental care to eligible Veterans in need and which is not currently covered or provided to most of our nations Veterans through the VA.

Catholic Charities – Through their multiple veteran related programs, Catholic Charities focuses on the needs of Cook and Lake County Illinois veterans’ community. They Support veterans through their Affordable Housing and Employment programs.

Dark Horse Lodge – Dark Horse Lodge is a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) recognition. Darkhorse Lodge will be a retreat for combat veterans of all branches of service to come to relax, fish on Kentucky Lake, enjoy area activities and communicate with others who have walked in their boots. All at no cost to our guests.