The Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs (CCVA) was established in December 2012. CCVA empowers all Cook County veterans who have served in a branch of the military through workshops, newsletters and access to a network of outreach services that allows veterans to leverage their knowledge and achieve a better quality of life for themselves and their families.

Office Hours

Veterans who need in-person assistance can visit CCVA in downtown Chicago Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. by making an appointment. Email to set up a time. Please note that the CCVA has moved to 161 N. Clark St., 2400A, Chicago, IL 60601. Discount parking is available to residents. Click here for more information.

Quick Links to Resources for Veterans

The following links connect to other departments within Cook County that offer resources for veterans.

Link to the Cook County Assessor's homeowner exemption program information.






Core Values

  • Connect with Cook County veterans to facilitate federal, state, county and locally offered resources.
  • Assist veterans, dependents and survivors with benefits regarding health, education, retirement, housing assistance and home loans.
  • Help veterans find jobs by connecting them with service providers.
  • Identify veteran concerns to provide proper resources.

Press and Media Inquiries:

Natalia Derevyanny

Maria Phelan

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Main Office
Location Phone
Location Fax
Location Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Saturday: Closed

Agency Head

Maj. Deanna "De" Love, USA, Ret.