Illinois Joining Forces

Growth. Wellness. Community.

Illinois Joining Forces serves as a statewide public-private partnership that promotes the efficient delivery of Growth and Wellness initiatives for Service Members, Veterans, and their Families at the community level throughout the State of Illinois.

For assistance call 877-236-7702

“We strive to improve the quality of life of every Service Member, Veteran, or Family here in the State of Illinois. We do this by applying our principles of Growth and Wellness at the community level.”
- Jaime Martinez, Executive Director, Illinois Joining Forces

IJF Is Your Resource for Growth and Wellness


Growth-related functional support provides resources to generate independence. Growth activities support Service Members, Veterans, and their Families in achieving their life outcomes.

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Wellness related resources resolve crisis in the short-term with a focus on long-term personal development. Wellness revolves around those activities that support Service Members, Veterans, and their Families improving their quality of life to the point of independence and resiliency.

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Military-Connected Community IJF has Helped Gain Access to Resources


Percent of Active Duty Military Personnel who are Women


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