About the Veterans Drop-In Center


Our History

The Veterans Drop-In Center came onto the scene in 2009, when a group of caring, compassionate people decided that Rockford area veterans and their families needed a place to gather and meet with their peers – without some of the formalities that come with other veterans’ organizations.

We are constantly expanding upon the list of services and activities that we have to offer. We now have our own building now, so we will have greater flexibility in what we can do going forward.


Our Mission

To provide a safe, supportive, and positive social environment where all veterans and their families, with local veterans service organizations, can give and receive help transitioning into and continuing to adapt to post-service life.


Our Vision For The Future

In five years, the Veterans Drop-In Center will be open seven days a week, providing expanded hours, lunch and dinner, as well as a greater range of services.