VOA Illinois

YOU are changing lives

VOA Illinois

YOU are changing lives

YOU are changing lives

Who We Are:

VOA Illinois works to correct life’s greatest inequalities. We serve individuals and families who need it most, when they need it most, by ensuring they have a place to call home and the support they need to thrive. We believe that when the people we serve can thrive today, our communities are stronger tomorrow. 


Our mission: VOA Illinois supports individuals, families, and communities who need it most, when they need it most.

Volunteers of America is a national nonprofit organization providing local human service programs and the opportunity for individual and community involvement. The words “there are no limits to caring” represent an enduring philosophy of service that spans three centuries. The founders’ pledge “to go wherever we are needed and do whatever comes to hand” still guides the organization’s growth and development efforts today, more than 125 years since the organization’s birth.

VOA Appreciates

VOA Appreciates

VOA Appreciates

VOA Appreciates

VOA Appreciates

VOA Illinois in action

Hope Manor II Cooking Class in Englewood

Hear about our new initiative at Hope Manor II, Ready, Set, Cook! Inspired by a Veteran who needed help learning how to cook.

ABC 7 Chicago

Jacksonville man’s blindness no obstacle to Christmas decorating

Jason Parisi, a resident at our Spruce Manor supportive housing development for adults with disabilities, is highlighted for his amazing decorations and the spirit he provides to all of the residents.

My Journal Courier

Volunteers of America Leadership Award (Video)

VOA Illinois’ very own LaShonda Ross, Senior Director of Foster Care, was honored with the Program Management Leadership award at the Volunteers of America National Conference in June 2022. 


Guided by the experience of more than 16,000 professionals living and working to make life better in their local communities, our plan for today and tomorrow is clear: transform lives by improving the health, happiness, and stability of our communities.


Access to quality healthcare is an essential part of any thriving, active community. Our goal is to provide 100% access to those who need it.


The key ingredient to living a healthy life is having a place to call home. We believe that a safe, affordable home is a basic human right.

Human Services

Focused on the unique needs of each of the communities we serve, we create and manage hundreds of life-changing programs and services.

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