Hamilton County Veterans (HCV), located in McLeansboro, Illinois, is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization created by Navy Veteran, ABH2(AW/SW) Michael J. Little, to empower other veterans, members of the military, and their families by providing needed support and resources. We are an umbrella association that represents one voice for all the organizations spanning all branches of military service (including reserve personnel) and encompassing all generations, from active duty through retirees. Our mission is to serve as a one-stop resource center for all veterans and military, centralizing the services of diverse agencies to assist them with jobs, education, finances, health and wellness, and family issues.
With the goal of honoring and supporting those who have served our country, we will bridge the past, present and future, deepening communication and the culture of support for veterans among those in the civilian and commercial communities. The HCV Resource Center will be a vibrant gathering place in McLeansboro where all veterans, active duty military members, and their loved ones can easily reach out for help and connect with others. HCV will engage and inform community organizations, service providers, and individuals about the needs of our deserving heroes, and the ways in which we can work together to improve their circumstances at a local level.
Our Core Values
We share and foster the deep, uniting bond of BROTHERHOOD for all veterans, the military, and their families. DIGNITY AND RESPECT are the very least we owe those who have served our country. We HONOR the men and women who have offered to give their lives in order to protect us, and to preserve the freedom of our nation. We will provide SUPPORT AND JUSTICE for all veterans, military, and their families. When they have nowhere else to turn, we will stand for them. Through personal and professional development, by means of accountability, innovation, teamwork, and commitment to service, we will foster EXCELLENCE in all we do.