National Able Network’s Veterans Forward program was recently awarded the HVRP* grant by the U.S. Department of Labor. The acquisition of the grant will allow Veterans Forward to serve all veterans, especially those in need, within Cook County, Will County and the city of Chicago.

“HVRP is a great opportunity for National Able [Network] to help homeless veterans get to some sense of normalcy,” said veterans workforce services specialist Kevin Averyhart, “It helped me out when I was a client involved with HVRP because it allowed me to understand what each veteran was going through.”

The latest figures show that there are exactly 8,311 unemployed veterans affected in Cook County, Will County and the city of Chicago. The expansion of Veterans Forward into these areas will help veterans gain critical job search skills including career training, interview prep, LinkedIn profile guidance, and more.

“I think the HVRP grant will be great!” said veterans career coach Michelle Malone. “It will give those veterans who are having a hard time or who have lost their way an opportunity to regain their pride.”

We invite you to join us at the Veterans Forward Open House on Wednesday, August 28th. Visit this event link for more information!

If you are a veteran in need of assistance or looking to transition from the military to a civilian career, click here or call 855.994.8300 to learn more about the Veterans Forward program at National Able Network.

*For more information on HVRP, please visit this link.