“iRest meditation makes me feel light again. I used to feel like this long ago. But then when the flashbacks would come, I silenced them with drugs and alcohol and darkness consumed my life, my wife, my kids, and my job. Sitting in this class a few weeks ago, I had the realization that choosing darkness was my choice. So, I said to myself, why can’t I choose light instead? Now when the feeling comes where I used to choose darkness, I sit down and I just do iRest. I feel like change is in my hands. Before I never had a tool of my own to deal with the flashbacks. Now I do.” Vietnam Vet


Illinois – Presented by Veterans Restorative Project

For qualified veterans and family members

Chicago Heights Vet Center

FREE weekly programs Tuesdays at 10:30 am
for veterans and families.1010 Dixie Highway, 2nd Floor
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
To register: Renee Dickerson:
For information: Instructor Mary Steinberg 312-944-7203

Chicago Vet Center

Currently on Hold
3348 W. 87th Street
Chicago, IL 60652
Instructor: Ellen McGran
Contact: Jorge Grango:

DryHootch/Lake County
Veterans and Family Services Foundation

FREE weekly programs – TBA
For veterans and loved ones.
100 S. Atkinson Rd.,
Grayslake, IL 60030
Phone: (847) 986-4622
For information: Instructor Jacqui Neurauter 847-359-6391

DuPage Vet Center

FREE weekly programs Wednesdays at 1 pm
for veterans and families.
750 Shoreline Dr., Ste 150, Aurora, IL 60504
To register: (630) 585-1854
For information contact
Instructor Jacqui Neurauter: (847) 359-6391

Evanston Vet Center

FREE weekly iRest programs for veterans and family only
1901 Howard Street
Evanston, IL 60202
Thursdays, 5:30 PM
To register: 847-332-1019
For more information contact Betsy Tolstedt

Jesse Brown VAMC

Patient and staff iRest programs
820 S. Damen Avenue Chicago, IL 60612
For more information contact instructor
Mary Steinberg (312-493-3383)

James A. Lovell FHCC

Partners Empowerment Program
Free – 1st and 3rd Friday of the month
11:30am to 12:30pm
3001 Green Bay Road – Building 7
North Chicago, IL 60064
For more information contact: Gemma Adams (847-226-8328)

Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC)
12-week programs incorporate weekly iRest sessions
For more information contact:
Bina Mangattukattil, MSW, LCSW


Rockford Vet Center

FREE weekly iRest programs for veterans and family only
7015 Rote Road
Rockford, IL 61107
Wednesdays, 4:00 PM
To register: 815-395-1276
For more information contact Jacqui Neurauter



Community iRest Programs

Relieve Stress With iRest Meditation

6-week courses offered Spring & Fall
Spring session starts April 3, 2017
7 pm – 8:30 pm
Harper College – Palatine, IL
Register at: 847-925-6300 – Course # LIO 0144 001
For more information contact Jacqui Neurauter
(847-359-6391) or visit her website at: www.HarmoniousPathways/


Major US Programs include:

iRest is currently supporting active duty, veterans and families of service members in over 50 VA or Military settings across the United States. Please click here for a current list.