Life Treatment Center
1402 S. Michigan St. South Bend, IN 46613
Contact: Elvonna Atkins, Development Manager
Coordinating and developing community activities for veterans, and veteran awareness
Past events: Joe vs. Joe basketball, suits for vets, bowling nights, Kernan's Heroes
5414 W. Sample St. South Bend, IN 46619
Mission: The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans.
Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community at a time. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of sportsmanship, citizenship and fitness. The Heroes to Hometowns program connects local Legionnaires with recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing a variety of support activities. The Legion raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help veterans and their families and to provide college scholarship opportunities. The American Legion's success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives
Marine Corps League
539 Parry St. South Bend, IN 46617
Mission: Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of The United States Marine Corps; banding together those who are serving in The United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from the service that they may promote the ideas of America freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines and former Marines and to their widows and orphans, and by perpetuating the history of the United States Marine Corps through fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.
St. Joe Valley Blue Star Mothers
PO Box 222 South Bend, IN 46624
Contact: Sandra Bolt, President
Contact: Miriam Leapman
Service and support for military men and women and military families. Community outreach. Fundraising events. Assistance with financial needs.
Salvation Army KROC Center
900 W. Western Ave. South Bend, IN 46601
Contact: Travis Beam, Membership Manager
(574) 233-9471 ext. 2252
Services: fitness center and classes, pool, swimming lessons, gym, leagues (basketball, football, soccer), recording studio, etc.
Veteran’s Opportunity: 20% membership discount for veterans
Contact: Christina Monroe
Mission: to enrich the lives of America's veterans by connecting to their community through physical and social activity
Veteran’s Opportunity: monthly meet and great and physical activities, family socializing, creating a network of friends. Monthly calendar of events available. Facebook page. Monthly newsletter.
Veteran’s of Foreign Wars
718 N. Johnson St. South Bend, IN 46628
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces. Mission: To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans. Vision: Ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.
Core Values: Always put the interests of our members first. Treat donors as partners in our cause. Promote patriotism. Honor military service. Ensure the care of veterans and their families. Serve our communities. Promote a positive image of the VFW. Respect the diversity of veteran opinions.
Veteran’s Tickets Foundation
Vet Tix provides tickets to events which reduce stress, strengthen family bonds, build life-long memories and encourage service members and veterans to stay engaged with local communities and American life. Supporting troops by honoring their service and providing positive family and life experiences, during and after their years of service to our country. Vet Tix secures tickets to sporting events, concerts, performing arts, educational and family activities across the nation.
Veteran’s Opportunity: Vet Tix provides tickets to all branches of currently serving military and veterans, including immediate family of troops KIA. VetTixers sign up online, their services is verified, and veterans can request tickets to events that interest them, then pay a small delivery fee to receive their free tickets.