Elderly and Adults with Disabilities


Our supportive, high-quality housing communities provide our elderly residents and younger adults with disabilities, with an opportunity to live with dignity and independence in a place of their own. Through our commitment to providing quality, affordable housing for seniors and adults with disabilities, VOA Illinois provides a safe and supportive environment for these individuals who, with limited resources, are often forced to live in substandard and unsafe conditions.

Each of our Housing communities provide a unique and integrated system of support for the residents that address their specific needs and challenges to living independently. Our elderly residents may need assistance with shopping or transportation while some of our disabled residents may rely on our staff to navigate more basic tasks such as communicating with medical providers or developing a plan for preparing meals. Our dedicated staff respond with compassion, patience and creativity to give every resident the chance to age in place and live life on their own terms.

We provide high quality, affordable housing with on-site support services in Joliet and downstate Illinois. 

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Providing high quality, affordable housing with on-site support services.

"Our clients are with us until the end of their life. In many cases they do not have family."

Did you know?

  • By the year 2020, the number of Americans between the ages of 55 and 65 will grow by more than 70%
  • National statistics indicate that there are at least 9 seniors waiting for every single occupied unit of affordable housing for the elderly
  • Poverty and the lack of affordable housing is the leading cause of increased homelessness among the elderly

Housing Properties for the frail elderly and adults with disabilities

  • Balsam Terrace/Spruce Manor

    Jacksonville, IL

    Two adjacent apartment buildings totaling 50-units. Balsam Terrace is a 35 unit-apartment community serving low-income seniors age 62 and older. Each apartment has a unique weather alert and lighting system for persons with hearing loss. Spruce Manor is a 15-unit apartment community serving low-income persons with disabilities and whom are 18 years and older. All apartments have a unique compatibility to meet the needs of all disabilities. Balsam Terrace/Spruce Manor 1215-1217 Lincoln Avenue Jacksonville, IL 62650 Both apartment communities are located in Jacksonville, IL, a rural town with a population of 21,000. For more information please call: 217-245-1350

  • Marycrest Village

    Joliet, IL

    Located 46 miles southwest of Chicago, is a 57-unit low income senior community serving Joliet, IL. Marycrest Village Apartments 2115 Marmion Avenue Joliet, IL 60436 For more information please call: 815-744-7810

Senior Housing Leadership Team

  • Elissa Besterwitch

    Senior Property Manager at Balsum Terrace/Spruce Manor and Les Chateaux West/North

  • LaShaunda Harrison

    Property Manager at Marycrest Village

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