Illinois Joining Forces

About Us

Replacing the static concept of veteran support with a dynamic statewide community model based on Growth and Wellness principles.


Illinois Joining Forces (IJF) was launched in 2012, through an inter-governmental agreement between the Illinois Departments of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) and Military Affairs (IDMA) as a statewide, public-private network of military and veteran serving organizations working together to improve services for Service Members, Veterans and their Families (SMVF).

No one organization can do it all. But veterans shouldn’t have to wander from office to office – or Website to Website – to determine who does what and which organization can best meet their needs.

Our Mission: Illinois Joining Forces (IJF) supports a statewide collaborative network of public and private stakeholders that improve the Growth and Wellness of Service Members, Veterans, and their Families.

Our Vision: Illinois Joining Forces will foster an environment of collaboration and coordination across all mediums of support – public and private – while holding each sector accountable. IJF will provide advocacy and leadership in real-time to improve policies that address critical issues affecting the military and veteran community.

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