Apr 12, 2024  
2023 - 2024 Military and Veteran Student Handbook 
2023 - 2024 Military and Veteran Student Handbook


Local Veterans’ Administration Contacts

Clinton County

Clinton County Commission of Veteran’s Affairs- Joseph Raaymakers
Clinton County Administration Building
1900 North 3rd Street, P.O. Box 2957
Clinton IA 52733-2957
Phone: 563-242-1151
Alternate Phone (DeWitt Office): 563-659-6230

Muscatine County

Muscatine County Commission of Veteran’s Affairs - Eric Sanders
315 Iowa Avenue - Suite A Muscatine, Iowa 52761
Phone: (563) 262-4162

Scott County

Scott County Commission of Veterans Affairs - Ben Enlow
Administrative Center
600 W. 4th St. Davenport, Iowa 52801
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone: (563) 326-8723

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges

Student Success Services

All three of our colleges work hard to provide tutoring services, free of charge, to their students. Whether it is the Student Success Center in Clinton (Room 104), the Student Success Center in Muscatine (Loper Hall), or the Student Success Center at Scott (Room 2101) we are here to help. All three centers are open weekdays and most evenings. All you have to do is stop in and ask for help!

Online tutoring is available through Canvas via Brainfuse. 

On Campus Resources/Counseling Services

Student Assistance Program (SAP): Schedule an appointment at the campus of your choice. Call 309-779-2273 or toll-free 800-383-7900. Telehealth and phone appointments are also available. The entire process is fully confidential. 

For customer service assistance call Stephanie Burrough 563-742-2455 or email stephanie.burrough@unitypoint.org

Suicide Hot line 800-273-talk

Eastern Iowa/Western Illinois Veterans Resources

American Legion/AMVETS

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans’ organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veteran’s service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow service members and veterans. For more information please visit http://www.legion.org/

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas: For more information, please visit: http://www.redcross.org/

Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC)

Provides access to VA resources for housing, mental health, career development, food pantry, laundry facility and showers. Located at 415 North Perry Street, Davenport, Iowa. Phone number: 563-328-5800

Dogs on Deployment

Dog on Deployment is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that provides an online network for service members to search for volunteers to board pets during the owner’s military service commitments such as deployments, training exercises, or military schooling.


Goodwill of the Heartland

Goodwill of the Heartland’s mission is to advance the social and economic wellbeing of people who experience barriers to independence.


Home-Based Iowa

Home Base Iowa (HBI) is a one-of-a-kind program connecting veterans and transitioning service members with HBI partners and resources. This program helps connect businesses with qualified veterans looking for career opportunities. Countless resources are available to help veterans and their families with education and in transitioning to a new community with focused support and individuals who want to help.


Iowa Able Foundation

The Iowa Able Foundation helps Iowans with disabilities, their families and older Iowans access adaptive devices/equipment and home modifications through its loan programs.



Iowa Workforce Development and the US Dept of Labor/Veterans Employment and Training partner under United States Code Title 38, Chapter 41 to provide employment and referral services to eligible veterans and other eligible persons with significant barriers to employment.


Partner Military Care Program

In support of our military, the Palmer Chiropractic Clinics offer complimentary care for active-duty status military personnel and their families without chiropractic benefits*, including those in the active-duty status with the National Guard or Reserves. Veterans classified as 20% or more disabled by the Veteran’s Administration and their legal dependents also are eligible. The complimentary care includes examinations, treatment visits, X-rays and rehabilitative services. Contact: Quad Cities, Iowa/Ill., Clinics (563) 884-5801

Puppy Jake Foundation (Service Dogs)

Puppy Jake Foundation is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping military veterans through the assistance of well bred, socialized and professionally trained service dogs.


QC Veterans Outreach Center

Non-profit organization serving veterans by providing food baskets and pantry, free haircuts, free work clothes, and more. 2720 West Locust, Suite 9B, Davenport, Iowa 52804. Phone: 563-529-4782.


Retrieving Freedom

Retrieving Freedom is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that trains and matches service dogs with Veterans and Autistic children. Training locations are in Waverly, Iowa and Sedalia. MO.


Small Business Development Center

Established in 1981, the Iowa Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide free, confidential, customized, professional business advice in all 99 Iowa counties to entrepreneurs and existing businesses with 500 employees or less. We also present affordable workshops that teach practical skills and techniques, conduct research, provide comprehensive information services, and offer access to subject matter experts in a variety of fields.


USA Jobs/Employment

Veterans Employment Center helps you to access exciting job opportunities and connect with top employers that have made a commitment to hire Veterans, Service members and their families.


VA Homeless Outreach

We provide comprehensive resources to current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families through direct service, community collaboration, and advocacy.


VA Suicide Prevention

Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online at www.VeteransCrisisLine.net, or send a text message to 838255 to receive free, confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, even if they are not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. VA also provides support for Service members through the Military Crisis Line. Service members and their families and friends can call and text the Veterans Crisis Line numbers and can chat online at www.MilitaryCrisisLine.net/Chat

VA Women Veterans Program

Our Mission: Monitor and coordinate VA’s administration of health care and benefits services, and programs for women Veterans. Serve as an advocate for a cultural transformation (both within VA and in the general public) in recognizing the service and contributions of women Veterans and women in the military. Raise awareness of the responsibility to treat women Veterans with dignity and respect.


Wounded Warrior Project

Wounded Warrior Project is a veteran’s service organization that offers a variety of programs, service and events for wounded veterans of the military actions following the events of September 11, 2001.