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"To go wherever we are needed and do whatever comes to hand."
Our mission: VOA Illinois supports individuals, families, and communities who need it most, when they need it most.
WHO WE SERVE
A new beginning for Veterans who are struggling or in crisis
One way that we assist Veterans in need is through our Hope Manor Apartments. Our Hope Manor Apartments are about much more than simply providing housing for Veterans who are struggling – the goal is to help Veterans change and improve their lives over the long-term by promoting self-sufficiency, building new skills, creating strong support networks and integrating Veterans more positively into community life.
A bright future for children in foster care and their families
Approximately 17,000 children are in foster care at any given time in Illinois because of abuse or neglect.We recruit and manage a network of foster homes specifically trained to meet the needs of children in foster care. We are committed to pursuing the best permanency option for each child, which may include reunification, adoption or independence.
A better quality of life for seniors and adults with disabilities
Through our commitment to providing quality, affordable housing for seniors and adults with disabilities, we provide a safe and supportive environment for these individuals who, with limited resources, are often forced to live in sub-standard and unsafe conditions.
We served a total of 2,474 clients this past year
We served over 1,136 veterans in the 2019 fiscal year
86 cents of every dollar donated is used to support the people we serve
We served 520 children in the 2019 fiscal year
We have over 500 units of affordable housing for the elderly and adults with disabilities
VOA Illinois provides 3 unique housing options for Veterans in serious instability.
Total volunteer hours completed this fiscal year
Hours that Veterans we serve committed to volunteering this fiscal year
Hours that staff completed volunteering this fiscal year
VOA Illinois provides more than a home to 220 Veterans and their families in our Hope Manor Continuum