Lovell Federal Health Care Center
The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (3001 Green Bay Road in North Chicago) has a Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program for homeless veterans. The program provides residential treatment for substance abuse, post traumatic stress disorder and psychosocial rehabilitation. Call: (847) 688-1900 or (800) 393-0865.
VA hotline for Homeless Veterans
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a hotline to ensure that homeless veterans or veterans at-risk for homelessness have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. The hotline is intended to assist homeless veterans and their families; staff at VA Medical Centers; federal, state and local partners; community agencies; service providers; and others in the community. It is free and confidential. Expect a brief screening to assess needs, connection to a homeless veteran specialist at the nearest VA facility and a request for your contact information so staff may follow-up. Call 1-877-4AID VET (877-424-3838).
Text Messaging to Prevent Suicide
Veterans and troops in crisis—and their friends and families—may text free of charge to the VA’s Veterans Crisis Line at 83-8255 to receive immediate and confidential support. The text service is available, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and connects a user with a specially trained VA professional—many who are veterans themselves.