Blue Star Families Community Research 2021: Illinois Military and Veteran-Connected Families’ Needs in the Wake of COVID-19

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021 | 3 PM CT

Blue Star Families is conducting a mixed-methods needs assessment to evaluate the state of the military-connected population in Chicagoland and broader Illinois. Findings will inform Blue Star Families program delivery and local collective action opportunities. 



Megan Everett

Veterans Program Director,
Robert R. McCormick Foundation


Kathy Roth-Douquet

CEO, Blue Star Families

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Jenny Akin

Co-Director of Applied Research,
Blue Star Families

Christopher Schmidt, USO Illinois

Christopher Schmidt

Executive Director, USO Illinois

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Jim Dolan

Senior Director of Development,
Illinois Joining Forces

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Cindy Rivera

Senior Manager of Equity & Social Impact, Blue Star Families