The Chicago chapter of the American Veterans for Equal Rights invites all LGBTQ military members, veterans, families and friends to gather Friday, March 16, for socializing; a presentation on scams directed at veterans; events on health maintenance and services for veterans; a presentation on a behavioral health support group at the Center on Halsted; and an invitaion to join with other veterans who make up AVER.
Additionally, the opportunity to enroll in person in veteran administration services will be offered. ( While the festivities are open to all who wish to join us, please bring a valid Form DD-214 to enroll in benefits ).
Representatives from Hines Veterans Administration Hospital ( VA ), Jesse Brown VA, American Associate of Retired people ( AARP ), the United States Postal Inspection Service, Center on Halsted and the American Veterans for Equal Rights ( AVER ) will speak and be available to consult.
Attendees will be welcome to suggest ideas for future LGBTQ veteran-focused events. This is the first of a quarterly gathering.
Light bites and drinks will be offered.
The event takes place March 16, 4 to 7 p.m. at the Center on Halsted in the John Baron atrium on the second floors. Doors open at 4 p.m. with light food and drink. Speakers begin at 5 p.m. Free. Neighborhood metered parking.
Questions to Jean Albright Secretary, AVER Chicago, 773-720-7610 and Stan Jenczyk, Board Member, AVER Chicago 847-966-7587.