VOA Illinois

VOA Illinois Supporting individuals, families, and communities who need it most, when they need it most. Volunteers of America of Illinois is one of the oldest affiliates within the VOA national ministry of service and for more than 100 years has met the critical needs of children and families in Illinois through a variety of services designed to strengthen families, promote safety and well-being in children and empower individuals to transform their lives.
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Each year, VOA of IL serves more than 1000 individuals through a broad range of strength-based, family-focused child welfare services; permanent supportive housing programs; and supportive services for homeless veterans. At VOA of IL, we do not treat problems, we transform lives. Transformation through empowerment is the cornerstone of the VOA of IL service philosophy and is particularly important

Each year, VOA of IL serves more than 1000 individuals through a broad range of strength-based, family-focused child welfare services; permanent supportive housing programs; and supportive services for homeless veterans. At VOA of IL, we do not treat problems, we transform lives. Transformation through empowerment is the cornerstone of the VOA of IL service philosophy and is particularly important

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08/14/2021
My VOA Story

Did you know this Tuesday August 17th is #NationalNonprofitDay ? Make sure to keep an eye on this page on Tuesday to see exactly what VOA Illinois means to the people who work here and are part of our family. #TheVOAWay #125yearsstrong

#MissionMoment: We're so grateful for the constant support of Sogeti USA! Thanks to their team we're able to continue pr...
08/13/2021

#MissionMoment: We're so grateful for the constant support of Sogeti USA! Thanks to their team we're able to continue providing much needed backpacks and school supplies to the kids we serve. #TheVOAWay #OperationBackpack #BacktoSchool

The Sogeti Illinois Unit raised over $245 that bought school supplies for Volunteers of America - Operation Backpack. Operation Backpack is an annual back-to-school drive to collect backpacks and school supplies for children served by VOA Illinois and surrounding community.

We provided 8 children the opportunity to be able to go to school with a backpack full of necessary school supplies. Thank you to everyone who donated and made this a success!

It's hard to believe that it's already time for Operation Backpack! Join us in our virtual drive to collect backpacks an...
06/24/2021
Operation Backpack 2021

It's hard to believe that it's already time for Operation Backpack! Join us in our virtual drive to collect backpacks and school supplies for the children that we serve! Every child needs a backpack full of tools to help them succeed on the first day. Help us reach our goal of serving 1,000 students this year! #TheVOAWay

Operation Backpack is an annual drive hosted by VOA Illinois to collect backpacks and school supplies for children in foster care and children of the Veterans served by VOA Illinois. Our goal is to provide each child we serve with a brand new backpack and everything they need to start the school yea...

Have you joined our monthly giving program? You can choose a giving level that works for you while supporting the indivi...
06/23/2021
Monthly Giving | Volunteers of America

Have you joined our monthly giving program? You can choose a giving level that works for you while supporting the individuals, families, and communities that we serve. Become a champion of VOA Illinois! Visit the link below to become a member today! #TheVOAWay

In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, join our monthly giving program and join a committed community of donors who are making an impact through VOA Illinois. By becoming a member, you are helping to provide supportive services such as counseling, parent training and support, crisis intervention,...

#VOAppreciates Assistant Property Manager, Jeri Thomas! Jeri is a part of our Hope Manor I team and has been with VOA Il...
06/21/2021

#VOAppreciates Assistant Property Manager, Jeri Thomas! Jeri is a part of our Hope Manor I team and has been with VOA Illinois for 3 years. Hope Manor I provides immediate housing for up to 50 Veterans in need of intensive services at the point of referral and affordable housing with rental support for up to 30 Veterans who require less intensive services, but longer-term rental assistance. To learn more about Jeri and to support her life changing work at Hope Manor I – visit https://www.voaillinois.org/voappreciates #TheVOAWay

#VOAppreciates Assistant Property Manager, Jeri Thomas! Jeri is a part of our Hope Manor I team and has been with VOA Illinois for 3 years. Hope Manor I provides immediate housing for up to 50 Veterans in need of intensive services at the point of referral and affordable housing with rental support for up to 30 Veterans who require less intensive services, but longer-term rental assistance. To learn more about Jeri and to support her life changing work at Hope Manor I – visit https://www.voaillinois.org/voappreciates #TheVOAWay

Today is #AmazonPrimeDay2021! If you're shopping today and tomorrow you can help the people VOA Illinois serves by selec...
06/21/2021

Today is #AmazonPrimeDay2021! If you're shopping today and tomorrow you can help the people VOA Illinois serves by selecting us as your charity of choice. 0.05% of every eligible purchase will go towards our services! Happy shopping! #TheVOAWay

Today is #AmazonPrimeDay2021! If you're shopping today and tomorrow you can help the people VOA Illinois serves by selecting us as your charity of choice. 0.05% of every eligible purchase will go towards our services! Happy shopping! #TheVOAWay

#MondayMotivation #TheVOAWay
06/21/2021

#MondayMotivation #TheVOAWay

#MondayMotivation #TheVOAWay

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! Today we're celebrating the Veteran dads, adoptive dads, foster dads, birt...
06/20/2021

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! Today we're celebrating the Veteran dads, adoptive dads, foster dads, birth dads, moms that fill the dad role, grandpa's, dads on our staff and board. We'd be lost without the love and dedication of our dads. Enjoy your day! #TheVOAWay

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there! Today we're celebrating the Veteran dads, adoptive dads, foster dads, birth dads, moms that fill the dad role, grandpa's, dads on our staff and board. We'd be lost without the love and dedication of our dads. Enjoy your day! #TheVOAWay

Today is Juneteenth - a day to celebrate the the last day of Black people being enslaved in the United States and receiv...
06/19/2021

Today is Juneteenth - a day to celebrate the the last day of Black people being enslaved in the United States and receiving their freedom. We are dedicated to continuing to educate ourselves on Black history and listen to the inspiring voices in the Black Community. #TheVOAWay

Today is Juneteenth - a day to celebrate the the last day of Black people being enslaved in the United States and receiving their freedom. We are dedicated to continuing to educate ourselves on Black history and listen to the inspiring voices in the Black Community. #TheVOAWay

#MissionMoment: Here at VOA Illinois we are a church without walls and last week two of our employees became ordained mi...
06/18/2021

#MissionMoment: Here at VOA Illinois we are a church without walls and last week two of our employees became ordained ministers! We couldn't be more proud of Katrina and Stephanie for taking this step in their faith and the work they did to get here. This is a great accomplishment and is an example of their unfailing dedication to serving God and our clients as they have always consistently proven! Join us in congratulating our newest VOA Illinois ministers! #TheVOAWay

June is Pride Month! At VOA Illinois we believe in welcoming and including all people and allowing them to love who they...
06/16/2021

June is Pride Month! At VOA Illinois we believe in welcoming and including all people and allowing them to love who they love and be who they are. #TheVOAWay #Pride

June is Pride Month! At VOA Illinois we believe in welcoming and including all people and allowing them to love who they love and be who they are. #TheVOAWay #Pride

#MondayMotivation #TheVOAWay
06/14/2021

#MondayMotivation #TheVOAWay

#MondayMotivation #TheVOAWay

#MissionMoment: We have some very talented people in our corner! One of our Auxiliary Board members made these hand draw...
06/11/2021

#MissionMoment: We have some very talented people in our corner! One of our Auxiliary Board members made these hand drawn birthday cards for the kids that we serve to make sure they had something to open on their special day! These cards are guaranteed to put a smile on every child's face and make them feel extra special! We're so lucky to have the support and compassion of such amazing people. #TheVOAWay

A special thank you to our friends at Country House Restaurant and Kitchen Company for donating lunch at Hope Walk! Our ...
06/10/2021

A special thank you to our friends at Country House Restaurant and Kitchen Company for donating lunch at Hope Walk! Our attendees were treated to a delicious meal consisting of barbecue chicken, mac n cheese, sausage and peppers, and more! We're so grateful for your continued support of our programs! Thank you for making sure everyone at our event enjoyed a tasty meal! #TheVOAWay

It’s a great day to donate a vehicle! Donating is an easy and free way to support VOA Illinois. Give online at https://v...
06/09/2021

It’s a great day to donate a vehicle! Donating is an easy and free way to support VOA Illinois. Give online at https://voaillinois.careasy.org/home or over the phone with our Vehicle Donor Support team at 833-300-5737. We accept all types of vehicle donations: cars, motorcycles, RVs, boats, and more. The process is easy, the pick-up is free, and your gift is tax-deductible. Give today to make a difference! #TheVOAWay

It’s a great day to donate a vehicle! Donating is an easy and free way to support VOA Illinois. Give online at https://voaillinois.careasy.org/home or over the phone with our Vehicle Donor Support team at 833-300-5737. We accept all types of vehicle donations: cars, motorcycles, RVs, boats, and more. The process is easy, the pick-up is free, and your gift is tax-deductible. Give today to make a difference! #TheVOAWay

Thank you to everyone that joined us this Saturday at our 8th Annual Hope Walk! We were joined by over 100 people where ...
06/08/2021

Thank you to everyone that joined us this Saturday at our 8th Annual Hope Walk! We were joined by over 100 people where we walked in solidarity for the individuals and families that we serve. Because of your support we are able to provide the individuals and families we serve with the help, resources, and hope they need to achieve their full potential in all areas of their lives. Thank you for helping us change lives! #TheVOAWay

#MondayMotivation #TheVOAWay
06/07/2021

#MondayMotivation #TheVOAWay

#MondayMotivation #TheVOAWay

06/04/2021
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Its starting to look like Hope Walk over at Hope Manor I! You can still register online or join us tomorrow and register at the door! We can’t wait to see everyone! #TheVOAWay

Can't make it to Hope Walk this weekend but you'd still like to make a difference? No problem! You can make a donation t...
06/04/2021

Can't make it to Hope Walk this weekend but you'd still like to make a difference? No problem! You can make a donation today that will make an immediate and significant impact on the people we serve. Click the link below to change a life today! #TheVOAWay
https://secure.frontstream.com/voa-illinois-hope-walk-2021/donation

Can't make it to Hope Walk this weekend but you'd still like to make a difference? No problem! You can make a donation today that will make an immediate and significant impact on the people we serve. Click the link below to change a life today! #TheVOAWay
https://secure.frontstream.com/voa-illinois-hope-walk-2021/donation

Worn Jerabek Wiltse Architects knows what a fun Saturday looks like! The weather forecast is beautiful and we're ready t...
06/03/2021
Hope Walk | Volunteers of America

Worn Jerabek Wiltse Architects knows what a fun Saturday looks like! The weather forecast is beautiful and we're ready to walk to support the people we serve! Will we see you on Saturday? #TheVOAWay

Come join us on Saturday, June 5th! The event will be social distance friendly, family friendly, and leashed dog friendly! Click the button below to register and purchase your ticket to the event.

Our Hope Walk shirts have officially arrived! Thank you Pro-Am Team Sports for always making sure we have the most comfo...
06/01/2021

Our Hope Walk shirts have officially arrived! Thank you Pro-Am Team Sports for always making sure we have the most comfortable shirts! We're so excited to wear them on Saturday when we walk in solidarity for the people we serve. If you haven't registered yet there is still time by visiting out website! We hope to see you this weekend! #TheVOAWay

Our Hope Walk shirts have officially arrived! Thank you Pro-Am Team Sports for always making sure we have the most comfortable shirts! We're so excited to wear them on Saturday when we walk in solidarity for the people we serve. If you haven't registered yet there is still time by visiting out website! We hope to see you this weekend! #TheVOAWay

On this Memorial Day we honor and remember those who have lost their lives fighting to defend our country. We will never...
05/31/2021

On this Memorial Day we honor and remember those who have lost their lives fighting to defend our country. We will never forget. #MDW #ThankYou

On this Memorial Day we honor and remember those who have lost their lives fighting to defend our country. We will never forget. #MDW #ThankYou

#MissionMoment: Last week volunteers from our staff, Auxiliary Board, and a local Girl Scouts Troop gathered at Hope Man...
05/28/2021

#MissionMoment: Last week volunteers from our staff, Auxiliary Board, and a local Girl Scouts Troop gathered at Hope Manor II for a community clean up day. The volunteers walked the blocks surrounding our campus cleaning the streets and saying hi to neighbors! We are so grateful for our volunteers who are dedicated to making the communities we serve better for everyone. We're already looking forward to our next event! #TheVOAWay

#MissionMoment: Last week volunteers from our staff, Auxiliary Board, and a local Girl Scouts Troop gathered at Hope Manor II for a community clean up day. The volunteers walked the blocks surrounding our campus cleaning the streets and saying hi to neighbors! We are so grateful for our volunteers who are dedicated to making the communities we serve better for everyone. We're already looking forward to our next event! #TheVOAWay

Have you registered for Hope Walk yet?! There is still time to register and walk with us on June 5th for the individuals...
05/26/2021
Hope Walk | Volunteers of America

Have you registered for Hope Walk yet?! There is still time to register and walk with us on June 5th for the individuals and families we serve. Head to our website and register today! Hope to see you next week! #TheVOAWay

Come join us on Saturday, June 5th! The event will be social distance friendly, family friendly, and leashed dog friendly! Click the button below to register and purchase your ticket to the event.

#MondayMotivation #TheVOAWay
05/24/2021

#MondayMotivation #TheVOAWay

#MondayMotivation #TheVOAWay

#MissionMoment: Growing up Kelsey knew she wanted to become a foster parent. She grew up in a family that fostered child...
05/21/2021

#MissionMoment: Growing up Kelsey knew she wanted to become a foster parent. She grew up in a family that fostered children throughout her childhood and carried that passion with her into adulthood. After some medical complications, she decided it was time to begin the journey of fostering. Kelsey’s first experience as a foster parent was with a set of siblings who she helped reunite with their biological mom and returned home 5 years ago. Shortly after that a little boy came into her home. Kelsey started working with his mom on reunification but ultimately it didn’t work out. At the same time a baby girl entered her home and Kelsey started realizing her life was about to change. Two years later Kelsey officially adopted her little boy and girl. Kelsey strongly believes that kids needs families and safe places and she was honored and thrilled to be able to provide this to them. Kelsey still has her home open to fostering children and looks forward to continuing to help children who need it the most. Today she still talks to the set of siblings she originally fostered and looks forward to watching her children grow up together in a home full of love. It’s because of people like Kelsey that we’re able to continue to provide children with a bright future! #TheVOAWay #FosterCareMonth

#MissionMoment: Growing up Kelsey knew she wanted to become a foster parent. She grew up in a family that fostered children throughout her childhood and carried that passion with her into adulthood. After some medical complications, she decided it was time to begin the journey of fostering. Kelsey’s first experience as a foster parent was with a set of siblings who she helped reunite with their biological mom and returned home 5 years ago. Shortly after that a little boy came into her home. Kelsey started working with his mom on reunification but ultimately it didn’t work out. At the same time a baby girl entered her home and Kelsey started realizing her life was about to change. Two years later Kelsey officially adopted her little boy and girl. Kelsey strongly believes that kids needs families and safe places and she was honored and thrilled to be able to provide this to them. Kelsey still has her home open to fostering children and looks forward to continuing to help children who need it the most. Today she still talks to the set of siblings she originally fostered and looks forward to watching her children grow up together in a home full of love. It’s because of people like Kelsey that we’re able to continue to provide children with a bright future! #TheVOAWay #FosterCareMonth

#TBT to our last Hope Walk event in 2019! We're so excited to officially be back this year to support the individuals an...
05/20/2021

#TBT to our last Hope Walk event in 2019! We're so excited to officially be back this year to support the individuals and families we serve. Have you registered for the walk yet? You can register directly using this link: https://www.voaillinois.org/hope-walk. And don't forget you can register to participate virtually OR in person! Hope to see you on June 5th. #TheVOAWay

#TBT to our last Hope Walk event in 2019! We're so excited to officially be back this year to support the individuals and families we serve. Have you registered for the walk yet? You can register directly using this link: https://www.voaillinois.org/hope-walk. And don't forget you can register to participate virtually OR in person! Hope to see you on June 5th. #TheVOAWay

#VOAppreciates Maintenance Technician, Wyatt Stucker! Wyatt is a part of our team at Balsam Terrace and Spruce Manor, tw...
05/18/2021

#VOAppreciates Maintenance Technician, Wyatt Stucker! Wyatt is a part of our team at Balsam Terrace and Spruce Manor, two adjacent supportive housing developments totaling 50-units. Balsam Terrace serves low-income seniors and Spruce Manor serves low-income persons with disabilities whom are 18 years and older. To learn more about Wyatt and to support his life changing work – visit https://buff.ly/39W9FBs #TheVOAWay

#VOAppreciates Maintenance Technician, Wyatt Stucker! Wyatt is a part of our team at Balsam Terrace and Spruce Manor, two adjacent supportive housing developments totaling 50-units. Balsam Terrace serves low-income seniors and Spruce Manor serves low-income persons with disabilities whom are 18 years and older. To learn more about Wyatt and to support his life changing work – visit https://buff.ly/39W9FBs #TheVOAWay

We're a little less than 3 weeks away from Hope Walk! Help us reach our goal of raising much needed funds for the indivi...
05/18/2021
VOA Illinois Hope Walk 2021

We're a little less than 3 weeks away from Hope Walk! Help us reach our goal of raising much needed funds for the individuals and families we serve by donating today! Every dollar goes towards life-changing support. You can change a life today! #TheVOAWay

JOIN VOA ILLINOIS FOR OUR ANNUAL SOLIDARITY WALK TO RAISE AWARENESS AND FUNDS FOR THE PEOPLE WE SERVE INCLUDING VETERANS, CHILDREN, FAMILIES, ELDERLY AND ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES.

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47 West Polk, Suite 250
Chicago, IL
60605

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Volunteers of America of Illinois serves the following populations: -Children in Foster Care -Veterans who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or in a crisis situation -Affordable housing for the Elderly (predominately in St. Louis)

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Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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(312) 564-2300

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VOA Illinois

VOA Illinois works to correct life’s greatest inequities. We serve individuals and families who need it most, when they need it most, by ensuring they have a place to call home and the support they need to thrive. We believe that when the people we serve can thrive today, our communities are stronger tomorrow.

Since 1896, VOA Illinois has been there to make an immediate, tangible impact for the people we serve in our communities. We are committed to bringing real solutions and lasting change to those we serve, including:


  • A new beginning for Veterans and their families who are struggling or in crisis

  • A bright future for children and families in foster care
  • Nearby government services


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