Legacy Corps

NORTHWEST COMPASS – LEGACY CORPS responds to the critical unmet need of providing caregiver support services for Veterans and military families that will allow them to remain in their homes for a longer period, and avoid institutional care at a higher cost to the care recipient and the community.

We proudly honor and serve veterans, military members and their families from all branches of the United States Armed Services:

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THE AMERICORPS PLEDGE

I will get things done for America—to make our people safer, smarter and healthier.

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NWC Legacy Corps members and volunteers have taken the AmeriCorps pledge to proudly support caregivers of veteran and military families across Chicago and Rockford. 1of1Million Proud.

SERVICES
  • In-Home Respite Care
  • Child Care Respite
  • Supporting and Creating Peer-to-Peer Networks
  • Caregiver Transitional Services
  • Transportation Services
  • Information Dissemination and Public Education, such as:
    • PTSD
    • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
    • Aging in Place
    • Suicide
    • Moral Injury
OBJECTIVES
  • Maintain and/or recruit members, each to provide a minimum of 450 hours of service within one year to exclusively serve northern Illinois residents.
  • Provide direct caregiver support to Veteran and military families.
  • Provide a positive experience for Veterans and military families by connecting them with caring volunteers at no charge.
  • Decrease stress and financial burdens of family members that provide care to a Veteran or a military family member.
  • Provide information and resource dissemination to caregivers regarding common Veteran conditions.
NORTHWEST COMPASS LEGACY CORPS services are offered free of charge, regardless of income level. Training is available and volunteers are needed.

TO SUPPORT THE MISSION

If you would like to help us support our neighbors in the Northwest suburbs through crisis, please Donate today. Northwest Compass is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact givingback@NorthwestCompass.org or visit our Get Involved page to learn about available opportunities.

IN NEED OF SERVICES?

Please contact info@NorthwestCompass.org or call +1 847 392 2344 today.

NWC COMMUNITY

The Summer solstice—the first day of Summer and longest day of the year—was a clear, crisp day in Mount Prospect. Many organizations serving the homeless have selected the Summer solstice to commemorate those who have overcome homelessness, and this seemed a fitting day to commemorate the Grand Opening of Northwest Compass's Coordinated Entry Walk-in Center. NWC was joined by Mount Prospect mayor, Arlene Juracek, District Director for Illinois' 56th District Mussman, Christi Wessel and representatives from Mount Prospect, Des Plaines, Journeys, Elk Grove Village Township, St. Mary's Services, Center of Concern and Harper College to mark the occasion. As a lead agency in the North for Coordinated Entry, NWC looks forward to working closely with agency partners to help end homelessness in our community. Learn more about Coordinated Entry northwestcompass.org/how-we-help/coordinated-entry/ ... See MoreSee Less

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    Many organizations serving the homeless have selected the Summer solstice to commemorate those who have overcome homelessness, and this seemed a fitting day to commemorate the Grand Opening of Northwest Compass's Coordinated Entry Walk-in Center. NWC was joined by Mount Prospect mayor, Arlene Juracek, District Director for Illinois' 56th District Mussman, Christi Wessel and representatives from Mount Prospect, Des Plaines, Journeys, Elk Grove Village Township, St. Mary's Services, Center of Concern and Harper College to mark the occasion. As a lead agency in the North for Coordinated Entry, NWC looks forward to working closely with agency partners to help end homelessness in our community.

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