Resources

Internet Resources

 

Other Resources

  • Regional Processing Office (St. Louis) GI Bill® hotline
    888-442-4551

  • VA Direct Deposit
    877-838-2778

  • VA Medical Center
    601 Highway 6 West
    Iowa City, IA 52240
    319-338-0581
    1-866-687-7382 (Nurse VA Health Care)

  • Military/Veterans Crisis Line
    Call 1-800-273-8255
    Text 838255
    Chat MilitaryCrisisLine.net new window

 

Local Community Support Services

 

EICC Resources

  • Student Success Services
    All three of our colleges work hard to provide tutoring services, free of charge, to their students. Whether it's the Student Success Center in Clinton (Room 104), the Skills Center in Muscatine (Loper Hall), or the Academic Support Center at Scott (Room 2101) we're here to help. All three centers are open weekdays and most evenings. All you have to do is stop in and ask for help!

  • Clinton Community College
    Mary Walker Bridgeview
    Tuesdays 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    563-244-7001

  • Muscatine Community College
    Tiffany Hunter
    Family Resources Inc.
    563-263-0067

  • Scott Community College
    Family Services
    563-441-4181

  • Suicide Hot line
    800-273-talk

 

Eastern Iowa/Western Illinois Veterans Resources

  • American Legion/AMVETS
    The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veteran’s service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans. For more information please visit http://www.legion.org/ new window

  • American Red Cross
    The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: For more information, please visit: http://www.redcross.org/ new window

  • Goodwill of the Heartland
    Goodwill of the Heartland’s mission is to advance the social and economic wellbeing of people who experience barriers to independence. http://goodwillheartland.org/ new window 

  • Home-Based Iowa
    Home Base Iowa (HBI) is a one-of-a-kind program connecting veterans and transitioning service members with HBI partners and resources. Currently, Iowa’s unemployment rate is at 3.2 percent and businesses are looking to hire skilled workers and this program helps connect these businesses with qualified veterans looking for career opportunities. Countless resources are available to help veterans and their families with education and in transitioning to a new community with focused support and individuals who want to help. Home Base Iowa’s private-public partnership provides a high level of commitment for our veterans, transitioning service members and their families.

    Vision: Iowa is the “State of Choice” for veterans and transitioning service members for employment, education and/or continued service; and service members are valued in communities which are welcoming, affordable, safe and family-friendly.

    Mission: Provide veterans and transitioning service members and their families with opportunities and benefits for a successful transition in Iowa — a place to call home.
    http://www.homebaseiowa.org/ new window

  • Iowa Able Foundation
    The Iowa Able Foundation helps Iowans with disabilities, their families and older Iowans access adaptive devices/equipment and home modifications through its loan programs. http://www.iowaable.org/ new window

  • IowaWORKS
    Iowa Workforce Development and the US Dept of Labor/Veterans Employment and Training partner under United States Code Title 38, Chapter 41 to provide employment and referral services to and other eligible persons with significant barriers to employment. http://www.iowaworkforce.org/veterans/

  • Jason’s Box/Patriot Place
    Jason's Box was created to extend our hand in gratitude to men and women for their service in all our military branches. We provide physical support and emotional encouragement by sending deployed troops items they miss from home. And when they come home, we will be there to support their transition from military to civilian life. http://www.jasonsbox.com/ new window

  • Midwest Military Outreach
    We connect Service Members, Veterans and their families to the resources they need. MMO provides support in the critical life areas of; family, employment, education, financial education and health.; Our mission is to empower and retain the talent of our Service Members, Veterans and their families as they transition to productive civilian life. http://www.midwestmilitaryoutreach.org/ new window

  • PAPA’s Helping Vets
    A local Non-profit organizations of veterans that support veterans in various needs, such as; furniture, household goods, automotive issues, etc. Contact Papa or Matt 309-269-7302/563-650-3090

  • Partner Military Care Program
    In support of our military, the Palmer Chiropractic Clinics offer complimentary care for active-duty status military personnel and their families without chiropractic benefits*, including those in the active-duty status with the National Guard or Reserves. Veterans classified as 20% or more disabled by the Veteran’s Administration and their legal dependents also are eligible. The complimentary care includes examinations, treatment visits, X-rays and rehabilitative services. Contact: Quad Cities, Iowa/Ill., Clinics 563-884-5801

  • Puppy Jake Foundation (Service Dogs)
    Puppy Jake Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping military veterans through the assistance of well bred, socialized and professionally trained service dogs. http://puppyjakefoundation.org/ new window

  • Small Business Development Center
    Established in 1981, the Iowa Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide free, confidential, customized, professional business advice in all 99 Iowa counties to entrepreneurs and existing businesses with 500 employees or less. We also present affordable workshops that teach practical skills and techniques, conduct research, provide comprehensive information services, and offer access to subject matter experts in a variety of fields. https://www.iowasbdc.org/ new window

  • USA Jobs/Employment
    Veterans Employment Center helps you to access exciting job opportunities and connect with top employers that have made a commitment to hire Veterans, Service members and their families. https://www.usajobs.gov/ new window

  • VA Homeless Outreach
    We provide comprehensive resources to current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families through direct service, community collaboration, and advocacy. http://www.veteransoutreachcenter.org/ new window

  • VA National Sports Programs (TEE)
    We are committed to improving the quality of life for Veterans with disabilities. Participants will develop sports skills and take part in a variety of adaptive sports workshops. Clinic participation demonstrates that having a physical or visual disability is not an obstacle to an active rewarding life. http://www.va.gov/opa/speceven/tee/index.asp new window

  • VA PTSD Study
    Visit the VA website to find tools and resources to help facilitate research on trauma and PTSD. There are also materials to keep you up-to-date on the latest scientific developments. https://www.research.va.gov/topics/ptsd.cfm new window

  • VA Suicide Prevention
    Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online at www.VeteransCrisisLine.net new window, or send a text message to 838255 to receive free, confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, even if they are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. VA also provides support for Service members through the Military Crisis Line. Service members and their families and friends can call and text the Veterans Crisis Line numbers and can chat online at www.MilitaryCrisisLine.net/Chat new window

  • VA Women Veterans Program
    Our Mission: Monitor and coordinate VA’s administration of health care and benefits services, and programs for women Veterans. Serve as an advocate for a cultural transformation (both within VA and in the general public) in recognizing the service and contributions of women Veterans and women in the military. Raise awareness of the responsibility to treat women Veterans with dignity and respect. http://www.va.gov/womenvet/cwv/index.asp new window

  • Wounded Warrior Project
    Wounded Warrior Project is a veteran’s service organization that offers a variety of programs, service and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following the events of September 11, 2001. http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/ new window