Suit Up- a night to honor our nation's Veterans

Friday, October 14 @ Parliament Chicago

Suit Up is a fundraising event hosted by our Auxiliary Board in an effort to raise funds for Veterans in need served by Volunteers of America of Illinois. Volunteers of America of Illinois is a nonprofit organization that serves more than 500 Veterans each year including both male and female Veterans; single Veterans and those with children; and those from WWII through the current conflicts.

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  • Helping those in need since 1896


  • Helping those in need since 1896


  • Helping those in need since 1896



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"To go wherever we are needed and do whatever comes to hand."

Our mission: Volunteers of America of Illinois partners with the people we serve to create transformational and lasting change in their lives.


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    Helping Veterans discover their full potential

    One way that we assist Veterans in need is through our Hope Manor Apartments. Hope Manor I and Hope Manor II are large scale supportive housing developments specifically designed for Veterans. Hope Manor I and Hope Manor II provide a flexible continuum of housing and supportive services. Hope Manor I and Hope Manor II 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.

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    Our Response to Children in Need

    Approximately 15,000 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 special 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.

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    High Quality and Affordable Housing for the Frail Elderly

    Through our commitment to providing quality, affordable housing for seniors and adults with disabilities, Volunteers of America of Illinois provides a safe and supportive environment for these individuals who, with limited resources, are often forced to live in sub-standard and unsafe conditions.

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    We serve over 600 Veterans a year

  • 89

    89 cents of every dollar donated is used to support the people we serve

  • >210

    We serve 210 children in our child welfare services program a year

  • >500

    We have over 500 units of affordable housing for the elderly and adults with disabilities

  • 3

    VOA of IL provides 3 unique housing options for Veterans in serious instability.

  • 14,000

    Total volunteer hours completed this fiscal year

  • 240

    Hours that Veterans we serve committed to volunteering this fiscal year

  • 200

    Hours that staff completed volunteering this fiscal year