Throughout the year, the Outreach Team reaches out to veterans and their families with co-sponsored community events and presentations. Please join us. We look forward to meeting you and introducing the services we offer at the Road Home Program.
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Soldier Field 10-Mile
Saturday, May 27

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with this 10-mile and 10K race along beautiful Lake Shore Drive. The race begins inside Soldier Field with a tribute to our fallen heroes and ends post-race with a full day of music and festivities on the grounds outside the stadium. Road Home is the official charity of the Soldier Field 10.

Veterans Softball Tournament
Beverly Park, July 8

The Chicago Park District partners with the Road Home Program for a day of family fun, food and 16-inch softball tournament on Saturday, July 8 at Beverly Park (2460 W. 102nd St., Chicago, IL 60655). Register your team in advance at Eventbrite.
19th Ward Special Event
19th Ward alderman Matt O’Shea hosts the Help-A-Hero fundraiser from Memorial Day through July 4 including PTSD Awareness Month in June. All proceeds benefit the veteran’s mental health services at the Road Home Program. Learn more at the19thward.com.

Turkey Drop
Tuesday, November 16

Every year between Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, JewelOsco, MolsonCoors, the Chicago Bears and the Road Home Program partner to give a Thanksgiving feast complete with turkey and all the fixings to over 600 veteran families.

2023 Calendar

November, 2023   (Download PDF)

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Illinois Army National Guard Resource Fair
Learn about resources and services available to the military community, including members of the National Guard, reservists, active duty service members, veterans and families. Stop by the Road Home Program resource table for information about no-cost mental health services. 

General Jones Armory
5200 S. Cottage Grove Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615

November 4
9am – Noon

Kenosha Veterans Celebration & Stand Down
Kenosha county veterans will honor U.S. military men and women who are actively serving and pay tribute to veterans – both past and present, with a celebration and stand down to reach out to homeless veterans and veterans at risk of becoming homeless. Members of both the military community and the general public are invited to attend.

Department of Human Services
8600 Sheridan Road, Suite 100
Kenosha, WI 53143

November 5
2pm – 5pm

Play Attention: Active Duty and Veteran Family Day at Kohls Children’s Museum
Through the Play Attention program, the Museum works collaboratively with community organizations serving veterans and active duty military personnel, including Thresholds Veterans Project, Great Lakes Naval Base Child Development Centers, USO, The Road Home Program, Illinois Joining Forces and Easter Seals Veterans Community OneSource to invite veterans, active duty military personnel and their families to the Museum to explore and play in the exhibits free of charge while the Museum is closed to the general public.

Kohls Children’s Museum
2100 Patriot Blvd.
Glenview, IL 60026

November 9
8am – Noon

Solomon Elementary School Veterans Day Celebration
Join the students at Solomon Elementary School as they celebrate Veterans Day with a concert. Eric Chessier, Veteran Outreach Coordinator at the Road Home Program, will give an address.

Solomon Elementary School
6206 N. Hamlin Avenue
Chicago, IL 60659

November 9
1pm – 3pm

St. Peter’s Veterans Day and Resource Fair
Numerous agencies and service organizations will provide information regarding programs and resources available to veterans and their families. Stop by the Road Home Program table for information about no-cost mental health services.

St. Peter’s Church
110 W. Madison Street
Chicago, IL 60602

November 9
4pm – 5:30pm

Northern Trust Bank Veteran’s Event
Northern Trust honors the service and sacrifice of our nation’s service members, veterans and their families.

Northern Trust Bank
50 S. LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60603

November 9

Chicago Bears Salute to Service Game at Soldier Field
Salute to Service is a year-round effort by the NFL and the Chicago Bears to honor, empower and connect with our nation’s active duty service members, veterans, and their families. It is grounded in deep partnerships with nonprofits and organizations that support the military and veteran community and the Road Home Program is proud to host a resource table during the annual Salute to Service Game.

Soldier Field
1410 Special Olympics Drive
Chicago IL 60605

November 10
8am – 9:30am

Veterans Network Committee of Northern Illinois Flag Raising Ceremony
Please join us as VNC kicks off Veteran’s Day weekend with a raising of our national colors and a ribbon cutting ceremony. Then join us after the flag raising for coffee and donuts.

Huntington National Bank
5555 W. Bull Valley Road
McHenry, IL 

November 12

DAV Chapter 17 Dinner and Benefit
Pease join fellow veterans and supporters for Life After Deployment, a dinner to benefit DAV Glenn F. Renicker, Chapter 17, Hammond Indiana. Special presentation features Will Beiersdorf, Executive Director of the Road Home Program at Rush. Must be 21 to attend. For more information, contact Bob Carnagey, State Commander DAV, State of Indiana at (219) 629-0594.

Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana
5400 W. 29th Avenue
Gary, IN 46406

November 16
4pm – 6pm

9th Annual Turkey Drop
JewelOsco, Molson Coors, Chicago Bears and the Road Home Program partner to give a Thanksgiving feast complete with turkey and all the fixings to active duty, Guard/Reserve and veteran families. One meal per household. Registration is required and begins at noon, November 6 at Eventbrite:

Jewel-Osco Parking Lot
1340 S. Canal Street
Chicago, IL 60607

November 28
10am – 1pm

College of DuPage Mental Health and Veterans Resource Fair
The College of DuPage invites numerous agencies and service organizations to provide information regarding veteran programs and resources. Stop by the Road Home Program table for information about no-cost mental health services.

College of DuPage Student Services Center, Room 324
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

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