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Lincoln Square’s Diplomat Motel

Hear about our new project transforming the Diplomat Motel into supportive, transitional housing

Block Club Chicago

Hope Manor II Cooking Class

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

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. 


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

VOA Illinois Foster Care Video

Hear about the incredible and inspiring story of a child who spent over 4,700 days in foster care and recently was adopted into her forever home.


VOA Illinois: More Than a Home Video

Learn more about the work VOA Illinois is currently doing and what’s to come for the 125 year old agency. Also hear directly from the individuals VOA Illinois serves. 


Hope Manor Village wins overall best development in the Affordable Housing Finance Awards

VOA Illinois’ Hope Manor Village in Chicago was selected as both the winner for Best Urban Project and Best Overall Project for this year’s Affordable Housing Finance Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards! While Hope Manor has won in specific categories in the past, this is the first time it has won Best Overall Project!


Hope Manor Joliet

Hope Manor Joliet Pioneers Supportive Housing for Veterans and Their Families in Joliet, Illinois


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