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 LIST OF SERVICES & PROGRAMS

HOUSING

Development of Housing Communities.

Housing includes room and board, three hot meals, a stable environment and transportation will be provided to those Veterans who need to be transported to search for jobs or have medical appointment in Will County, Belvidere, Winnebago and Aurora, Illinois, the Chicagoland area, and the Northwest Indiana area.

HOUSING STABLIZATION

Housing Stablization - Room and board, a stable environment and transportation will be provided to those Veterans who qualify for permanent housing status, as funding permits. The Bernard Coffey Veterans Foundation will provide temporary housing opportunities for eligible transitioning veterans who wish to reside in the Northwest Indiana area. The Bernard Coffey Veterans Foundation also has select housing available in Illinois.

CLINICAL ESSENTIAL SUPPORT

We provide clinical essential support services for male and female homeless veterans and military with PTSD, TBI and dual diagnosis as well as provide support for their families, as funding permits.

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation services provided to Veterans and Military via three SUV vehicles and a charter bus.  This transportation will enable Veterans and military to attend different events, doctor appointments, hospital visits and other services as needed, as funding permits.

VOCATIONAL SKILL DEVELOPMENT

Vocational Skill Development for compensated work - Veterans may receive job readiness training in various areas. Some of these areas may include life skill development, construction, and computer technology, as funding permits.

ADAPTIVE SPORTS

Our program is unique in that we provide case management, groups and sports rehabilitation therapeutic services through aquaponics,  horseback riding, basketball, baseball, soccer, hockey, football, fishing and golfing programs. The sports rehabilitation services provide opportunities for Veterans to develop focus skills, team building, camaraderie, aide, and assist with creating healthy behavior and mobility, as funding permits.

BUSINESS CONSULTING

Our Business resources enable Veterans to establish their new businesses, some of these resources include, attorney referrals, and structure  advice, as funding permits.

HORTICULTURE

Our Horticulture program is therapeutic to garden for Veterans with PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, which is known as TBI and it allows Veterans to eat what they grow to be healither, funding permits.

EMERGENCY CARE PROGRAM

Our Emergency Care Program assist our veterans, military and their families in emergency crisis.  Assisting with looking for emergency shelter, transportation, and assist disaster victims as funding permits.

FOOD PROGRAM

Our Food Program provide meals to veterans, military and their families through food drives, providing healthy meals, and events, as funding permits.

VETERAN MAKE OVER PROGRAM
Our Veteran Make Over Program provide our veterans and military with make overs to help motivate, improve self esteem, prepare to re-enter the work force, or start their own business, as funding permits.
SPEECH DISFLUENCY PROGRAM
Our speech disfluency program is designed to unite veterans with speech impediments.  We are focused on people who stutter but will assist with all disfluencies. We provide support, friendship and information to veterans in need.  This program is run by Dana Koprowski, the treasurer of The Bernard Coffey Veteran's Foundation and she is also a person who stutters.  
VETERANS BIG BROTHER & BIG SISTER MENTORING PROGRAM
Our mentoring program unites veterans and youth together, serving as a dual purpose program.  Our veterans mentor youth of all types, focusing on underserved youth, by teaching them life skills, hands-on activities and trips, and events.  Our veterans also instill the 5 fundamentals values of academic integrity: trust, fairness, respect, responsibility and courage.  Our mentorship program also serves as therapy for our veterans by allowing them to teach life skills they have learned through teamwork and leadership building in the military.
RECREATIONAl THERAPY
We have partnered with the VA to bring recreational therapy to our veterans. We give our veterans the opportunity to attend major sporting events as well as other events as funds allow.  We believe in getting veterans out in the community to keep them active and social. This aides with the health and wellness of our veterans .