America Works of Illinois, Inc.







Populations Served:

  • Homeless Veterans or Veterans at risk of homelessness – Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP)
  • Individuals with Disabilities who are receiving SSI or SSDI – Ticket to Work Program

Employment Services Include:

  • Resume building/resume updating
  • Job search assistance
  • Short-term training opportunities
  • Connections with employers we have relationships with
  • Interviewing preparation/mock interviews
  • Retention follow-up and retention bonus gift card
  • Transportation assistance to get to work (i.e. Gas Cards, CTA Passes)
  • Clothing Referrals
  • Uniform assistance

Service-Related Eligibility for HVRP: 

  • All branches of service are eligible (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard)
  • All Discharge statuses are eligible except for Dishonorable.

Contact Information:

Alissa Rygel (Site Director)

Phone: 312-726-5627 ext. 301

Malika Rias (HVRP Corporate Representative) For Homeless Veteran Referrals you may email the Vets Name Phone Number and Email Address directly to Malika Rias

Phone: 312-726-5627 ext. 302

Lydia Calder (HVRP Administrative Assistant)

Phone: 312-726-5627 ext. 303

Jeremy Miller (HVRP Business Representative)

Phone: 312-726-5627 ext. 307

Courtney Anthony (Ticket to Work Representative)

Phone: 312-726-5627 ext. 305


Monday-Friday: Open 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Call for eligibility.


205 W. Randolph St., Suite 920

Chicago, IL 60606


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