United Relief Foundation Eddie Beard House July 16

Healing Our Heroes Lifeline

Horticultural Holistic
Health Wellness Program

The Men and Women Veterans Served

Veterans in Supportive Situations

These are veterans who are receiving some type of support from a veterans service organization but have needs beyond the help they are receiving.

How We Are Making A Difference

Healthy state of mind, body, and spirit: By providing veterans the health and wellness tools to increase their ability to be self-sufficient, more involved in the wellbeing of other veterans as well as being positive contributors to their communities and society.


Eddie Beard Vet House Project

Horticultural Holistic Healing Program United Relief Foundation

Foundation’s Health and Wellness program development was started in 2019 at Inner Voice Chicago Eddie Beard Veterans House Jackson Avenue location. However, in 2020 development was stopped due to COVID-19 restrictions and concerns.

EBVH is serving as a model in the development of the program for transitional living environments. The program shall provide veterans with health and wellness tools to help increase their ability to be self-sufficient, more involved in the well-being of other veterans, and be positive contributors to their communities and society.

2021 Updates

Horticultural program side

• May 26 program EBVH project started with a goal to serve 35 EBVH residents

• Inner Voice has again provided space and support at their Eddie Beard Vet House location

• URB, Inc. has provided initial funding

Holistic Program Side

• September – Integration of Hortucultrual program side aspects with veterans Holistic program side activities.

  • United Relief Foundation Eddie Beard Vet House planning
    May 26 -Hope and Help Partner Inner Voice CEO Jackie Edens and United Relief Foundation President Frank Salato, with the help of EBVH staff Cheyenne Riley, marking the location for the 15' x 5' raised garden bed that will serve up to 35 EBVH residents.

United In Service

Hope and Help Partner
Inner Voice Chicago
Jackie Edens - CEO

Jackie Edens CEO Inner Voice Chicago

Inner Voice provides a combination of affordable housing and support services designed to help families and individuals, including returning citizens and Veterans, use housing as a platform for health and recovery following a period of homelessness.


Hope and Help Project Leader
Bee Well Being Foundation
Konni Vukelic - Founder

Konni Vukelic Founder Bee Well Being Foundation Three Bees Honey

Bee Well, Stay Well philosophy, practice, and products, Konni’s horticultural knowledge, and holistic approach make her the ideal individual to lead this program’s development. Konni is a beekeeper and her business produces natural health products.


Hope and Help Patron
URB, Inc.
Brian Urbanowski President

Brian Urbanowski President URB, Inc

Since 1986, URB, Inc. has been providing real estate professionals, businesses, and services in Chicago. Brian Urbanowski’s generosity helps make Eddie Beard Vet House projects possible, and he doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty either in the service of veterans.


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United Relief Foundation is a 501(c)(3) humanitarian aid organization chartered as a not-for-profit by the State of Illinois on February 2, 2006. EIN: 20-4374530

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