OUTREACH AND EVENTS

Throughout the year, the Outreach Team reaches out to veterans and their families with co-sponsored events and presentations to the community. To request a presentation on Military 101, PTSD 101 or to learn more about partnering with us on future events, contact ashton_kroner@rush.edu

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Veterans Softball Tournament & Family Fest

FEATURED EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Soldier Field 10-Mile
Monday, May 30
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with this classic 10-mile 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-Mile.
Veterans Softball Tournament
Beverly Park, July 23

In partnership with the Chicago Park District and Chicago Sport and Social, the Road Home Program invites veterans and their families for a day of fun – DJ, activities, bouncy houses, Mission BBQ and a 16-inch softball tournament. Saturday, July 23 at Beverly Park (2640 W. 102nd St., Chicago, IL 60655).

Help-A-Hero
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 15
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.

2022 CALENDAR

Summer 2022
Date
Activity
June 6 – June 9

NACVSO in San Antonio
The Road Home Program will be in attendance at the 2022 National Association of County Veteran Service Officers. NACVSO provides advocacy and training for veteran claims in the local community.

June 11

Illinois Women Veterans Stand Down at Harold Washington College
This day-long program will feature speakers on a variety of topics related to PTSD, STS, veteran suicide, and family impact. The gathering tent for veterans and spouses, called Coffee Café, will continue the conversation. Children will have their own tent with games and activities. Partner agencies at the event will demonstrate help and hope through local resources.

Harold Washington College, 30 E. Lake St., Chicago, IL 60601

June 13

Flowers and Landscape day at Beverly Park
Join the Outreach team as we clean up the park and plant flowers.

June 22,
11am – 1pm

PTSD Awareness Walk 2022 at Harper College
Join us at the Health and Recreation Center to raise awareness for PTSD Awareness Month. Connect with various community and campus resources. Join in a 30-minute movement break. Enjoy pizza and other light refreshments. Registration is required and is open to all.

June 23

Chicago Summer Stand Down at The General Jones Armory
Honoring Those Who Have Served. The General Jones Armory, 5200 S. Cottage Grove in Chicago.

June 24

VNA Hospice presents Porter County Stand Down
Porter County Expo Center, 215 E. Division Rd. Valparaiso, Indiana.

June 25 - 26

Fallen Outdoors – Lake Shelbyville
Veteran and family camping / fishing outing in Shelbyville, IL

July 4th

Local Festivities – Including Itasca
Parade and Fireworks

July 9

WWP & RHP – Busse Woods
Veterans will participate in kayaking, fishing, and magnet fishing. Co-hosted by Wounded Warrior Project and the Road Home Program.

July 16

Combined Veterans Expo
Stop by and visit RHP at this family-friendly community event featuring various exhibitors, live entertainment and more. For the second year, the Expo will feature a job fair. Bring your resume and meet recruiters and representatives.

Morton West H.S., Football Field/Track, 2400 Home Avenue, Berwyn, IL 60402

July 23

Veterans Softball Tournament & Family Fest
In partnership with the Chicago Park District and Sports and Social Club, the Road Home Program invites military veterans and their families to come out and enjoy this popular event. DJ, bouncy houses, BBQ lunch provided, and so much more. 

Beverly Park, 2460 W. 102nd St., Chicago, IL 60655

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