Polk Bros. Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program Services

Polk Bros. provides HVRP services for veterans who do not meet the VA’s requirements to participate in the HVRP program which provides employment/training, counseling and housing placement services to 125 homeless veterans.

Sir Everett,   Employment Specialist,  severett@ivchi.org

Sir Everett, Employment Specialist, severett@ivchi.org

DFSS Employment Preparedness & Placement: Helping Individuals Re-enter Employment Program (HIRE)

Launched in January 2019, HIRE, modeled after the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, facilitates the placement of homeless or at-risk individuals (non-veterans) into livable wage employment.


The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Earnfare Program offers part-time employment and training opportunities to individuals receiving SNAP. The goal is to assist participants in gaining skill sets needed to obtain and maintain employment. Program participants also receive case management services that include employment counseling, housing assistance and referrals to full-time positions.