Assistance Programs

The Veterans Assistance Commission (VAC) promotes the welfare of honorably discharged veterans of military service and their families. The VAC acts as a central service office for all veteran organizations and has general oversight of the distribution of emergency assistance to military veterans and their families.

Types of Assistance

  • Assistance with rental and mortgage payments.
  • Utility payment assistance.
  • Transportation to medical appointments.
  • Emergency medical care is provided to any member of the veteran’s immediate family who qualifies. Medical care includes hospital payments, outpatient care provided by Lake County clinics, emergency dental, and vision care.
  • Job service assistance.
  • Food provided by the COOL pantry.
  • Proper burial for indigent veterans.
Grand Re-Opening of the VAC in Gurnee, IL June 2019