Lisa Rivera, Chairman
3307 S. Union Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
(773) 987-7641



I wish to introduce myself. My name is Lisa Rivera.  I currently serve as Senior Vice President and committee chairman at the Johnson-Phelps Auxiliary #5220 in the 3rd District. I come from a long line of military Veterans who served in all wars. My father served in the Army, my husband in the Navy, and my son in the Air Force.  I have been loving and living life serving and honoring all Veterans.  I, myself, have been a proud member of the VFW Auxiliary for 10+ years and am happy to chair this program!  Jillian Jans did an amazing job writing this program, together with our National Ambassador, and I will continue to provide you with pertinent information, friendly reminders, and an idea or two as the year progresses.mily Support Program includes much of what I have learned.  If you have any questions about family and caregiver support, I am here for you and have “Boots on the Ground for Our Veterans”.


We have provided a place here for you to download all of the information that we distribute to you through our Program Book and Bi-Monthly Chairmen’s Bulletins.  You will need Adobe Reader, it is a Free program and can be downloaded here  Get Adobe


Department Veterans and Family Support Program 22-23
Department Veterans and Family Support Report Form 22-23
National VFS 22-23
National VFS Report 22-23


Adopt A Unit Application

Adopt A Unit FAQ

Adopt a Unit for Military

Adopt A Unit Report

How to Find a Unit


Unmet Needs Eligibility Criteria

Unmet Needs FAQ

MAP Grant Guidelines

MAP Grant Application

MAP Grant Report



Student Veterans Education-and-Career-Resources

Virtual Pin Request


July 2022

September 2022

November 2022

January 2023

March 2023