Support for Veterans

  • Photo courtesy of U.S. Department of DefenseMorton College is dedicated to supporting those who have served our country. The agencies listed below provide assistance to U.S. veterans and veterans' families.

    Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital

    Located 12 miles from downtown Chicago, the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital provides extended and specialty care and is a tertiary care referral center for VISN 12. Specialized clinical programs include:

    • Blind Rehabilitation
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Neurosurgery
    • Radiation Therapy and Cardiovascular Surgery

    The hospital also serves as the VISN 12 southern tier hub for pathology, radiology, radiation therapy, human resource management and fiscal services.

    Oak Park Vet Center

    The Vet Centers offers free counseling to eligible veterans and their families. Vet Centers are community based and part of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

    The goal of the Vet Center program is to provide a broad range of counseling, outreach and referral services to eligible vets.

    Oak Park Vet Center
    1515 S. Harlem Ave
    Forest Park, IL 60130
    (708) 457-8805

    Services Include:

    • Individual and group counseling
    • Couples, marriage and family counseling
    • Alcohol/drug assessment
    • Treatment for military sexual trauma
    • Benefits information
    • Community education
    • Liaison with VA facilities
    • Referral to community agencies
    • Spouse/significant other support
    • Bereavement counseling

    Financial Aid for Veterans at Morton College

    A variety of programs offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), provides resources that can provide funds to help veterans work toward their educational goals.

    Morton College has been approved to process the following educational benefits from Illinois state and federal programs for students who qualify.

    • Tuition Assistance
    • Military Service Credit
    • Federal Financial Aid

    For more information, visit the Financial Aid for Veterans page.