A Better Quality of Life for Seniors 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 individuals with limited resources who are often forced to live in substandard and unsafe conditions.

Each of our Housing communities provides 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 responds with compassion, patience, and creativity to allow every resident to age in place and live 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 elderly and adults with disabilities

Balsam Terrace/Spruce Manor

1215-1217 Lincoln Avenue
Jacksonville, IL 62650
(217) 245-1350

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. Both apartment communities are located in Jacksonville, IL, a rural town with a population of 21,000.

Marycrest Village

2115 Marmion Avenue
Joliet, IL 60436
(815) 744-7810

Located 46 miles southwest of Chicago, is a 57-unit low income senior community serving Joliet, IL.

Senior Housing Leadership Team

Elissa Besterwitch

Senior Property Manager at Balsam Terrace/Spruce Manor

LaShaunda Harrison

Property Manager at Marycrest Village

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