CBS 2 News Story “VA Crisis Hotline Puts Suicidal Chicago Vet On Hold”

Every day 22 veterans kill themselves, and every day some of them reach out for help. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports, that help wasn’t there when they needed it most. Dr. Bruce E. Parry on CBS 2 Chicago News talks about the problems of the VA Crisis Hotline. Read more [...]

Next CVO Meeting at Jesse Brown VA November 15th

The next meeting of the Coalition of Veterans Organizations (CVO) will be held on Saturday, November 15th from 10 AM to 12:30 PM at the Jesse Brown VA in the 2nd Floor Conference Room. We will have parking validation.We will have a presentation on Discharge Upgrades by Ray Parrish. Ray is a long-term member of CVO, a trained Veteran Service Officer (VSO) and an expert on Discharge Upgrades. Don't miss his presentation! Read more [...]

Next CVO Meeting at the Manual Perez Post 1017 July 19

The next meeting of the Coalition of Veterans Organizations (CVO) will be from 10 AM to 12:30 PM on Saturday, July 19th at the Manual Perez Post 1017 American Legion, 2658 S Hamlin Ave, Chicago, IL 60623 (773-522-9315). We'll discuss the carrying our message to the Legislators, what's going on in the VA, the VA Crisis Hot Line, and more. Read more [...]

CVO Response to the VA Crisis Hot Line Problems

A letter was sent to Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Erik Shinkseki expressing our concern over the life-threatening difficulties encountered with the VA Crisis Hot Line. Copies were also sent to the VA Inspector General, the entire Illinois Congressional Delegation, and the National Commanders of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Read more [...]