Finding Veteran Patients

One important component of a successful veterans’ dental care program is finding patients in need.  You may find veterans in need simply by word of mouth—from other patients, neighbors and friends.  However, here are some places to contact that will help you reach veterans in desperate need of dental care:

Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs

VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars)


American Legion

Disabled American Veterans

Coalition of Veterans Organizations

Illinois Association of County Veterans Assistance Commission

Salvation Army

Also, consider contacting:

  • Local churches, synagogues and temples
  • Local homeless shelters
  • Senior centers
  • Village, city or town hall