Highlander Assault is honored to help raise funds for one of our favorite charities, TLS Veterans. TLS stands for Transitional Living Services.
At TLS Veterans they envision building a community where every veteran is integrated, connected, and self-sustained.
There mission is to provide veterans in need and their families the services necessary to experience hope and achieve success.
They do this through our four main values of RESPECT, INTEGRITY, COMPASSION and ADVOCACY.
TLS Veterans (legally known as Transitional Living Services) was founded in 1996 by Alan Belcher, a Vietnam combat veteran and licensed counselor. Since 2001 TLS Veterans has owned and operated New Horizons, a transitional living program in Hebron, Illinois, for 20 homeless veterans who want a chance to rebuild their lives. Veterans from WWII, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Operation Desert Storm and OEF/OIF have successfully participated in their services and have found employment, reconnected with their communities and rejoined their families.
In 2011, TLS Veterans opened the site at 5330 West Elm Street in McHenry. Their drop-in resource center for veterans and their families offers certified veteran peer support to any veteran and family in need of assistance. The peer support group provides access to the food pantry on site, individual and group support for veterans in recovery, information for veterans struggling with claims barriers, and referral to other agency services such as New Horizons transitional living, employment assistance, housing assistance, and counseling. TLS Veterans has many community partners that work together to offer a safety network for veterans in need.
TLS Veterans’ programs are staffed by veterans and veteran-friendly individuals who have knowledge of the challenges that face veterans and demonstrate an individualized approach to each concern. Their community supports include the same: agencies, companies, civic groups, volunteers and donors who are willing to give their time, talent, and treasures on behalf of those who have served. Together, they transform lives through service to veterans.
Here are ways that you can help!
DONATE AT REGISTRATION
When you sign up for Highlander Assault you will have the option to add a donation to your registration that goes directly to TLS Veterans, it is as easy as one click!
DONATE ON RACE DAY
Stop by the TLS Veterans table at the race and make a donation to a good cause.
BUY A BEER
On Race Day, Purchase a refreshing Crystal Lake Brewing craft beer and your purchase will go directly to TLS Veterans.
PLAY THE BELL RINGER
On Race Day step on up and test your strength! For a $5 donation you will have a chance to ring the bell and win prizes!
GIFTS OF CASH
Financial donations in the form of cash provide sustained support of programs and services to Veterans. Reoccurring
or one-time donations can be made through our website or by mailing your check to
TLS Veterans at 5330 W. Elm St McHenry, IL 60050
In-kind donations assist Veterans with rehousing, food pantry needs and clothing.
Donations of valuable items, property, vehicles or professional services will also be considered.
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Invite your company to become involved with TLS Veterans by matching
your donation or through sponsorship of our events. Levels of benefits include sponsor recognition and preferred
event seating. TLS is grateful for financial support from foundations and corporations.