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VOA Illinois

VOA Illinois Supporting individuals, families, and communities who need it most, when they need it most. 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 brin

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 brin

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: As part of our support services continuum, we work to change and improve the lives of those we serve. Recently, a Vete...
01/06/2023

: As part of our support services continuum, we work to change and improve the lives of those we serve. Recently, a Veteran was overwhelmed understanding and reading his Medicare bill. He asked his case manager for support and the two of them worked together to help him access more benefits and enroll in Medicaid. Now this Veterans healthcare costs are far more manageable and he can continue creating strong support networks and integrating positively into community life without having to worry so much about his healthcare.

Start the New Year off right by supporting the nonprofit you love. VOA Illinois will gladly accept that vehicle you’ve b...
01/05/2023

Start the New Year off right by supporting the nonprofit you love. VOA Illinois will gladly accept that vehicle you’ve been looking to get rid of. Our Vehicle Donation Program provides an effortless option for giving to the cause you care about. Give us a call at [833-300-5737] or fill out the secure online form at [https://buff.ly/2EW4B4p]. VOA Illinois truly appreciates supporters like you.

Does the new year, mean a new you? Consider joining our mission-driven and value-centered organization as we change the ...
01/04/2023

Does the new year, mean a new you? Consider joining our mission-driven and value-centered organization as we change the lives of those who need it most, when they need it most. To learn more about available positions and apply visit: https://www.voaillinois.org/careers

Today, we say thank you. So many people have come to us at their lowest points. They were hungry, cold, and alone. We we...
01/01/2023

Today, we say thank you. So many people have come to us at their lowest points. They were hungry, cold, and alone. We were only able to welcome them with open arms because YOU stood by our side. Thanks to your support in 2022, VOA Illinois was able to show up for people in need. Your generosity makes miracles happen, and we’re so grateful! Cheers to new beginnings and thank you for being a beacon of hope for people in crisis. Happy New Year!

The next few hours are critically important. If you’ve thought about making a gift to VOA Illinois, please do. We promis...
01/01/2023

The next few hours are critically important. If you’ve thought about making a gift to VOA Illinois, please do. We promise it will turn lives around! Your money fuels our work to help folks who are facing their most difficult challenges: deciding between dinner and medicine, heat or rent payments, sleeping on the street or splitting up their families. Help us provide safe shelter, hot meals, and hope this holiday. Donate at https://buff.ly/3C78jmm

Leave 2022 knowing you did all you could. We’ve seen so many people at their breaking point this year, hit hard by finan...
12/31/2022

Leave 2022 knowing you did all you could. We’ve seen so many people at their breaking point this year, hit hard by financial, health, and other challenges. Please, if you can, do one last wonderful deed for the year: Be a life-changer for someone still struggling. Wherever you are—feasting with friends or cozied up on the couch—take a minute now to make your tax-deductible year end donation to VOA Illinois! https://buff.ly/3C78jmm

Because of you, Army Veteran Kyle found his service to our country repaid with kindness. Your generosity has given so ma...
12/31/2022

Because of you, Army Veteran Kyle found his service to our country repaid with kindness. Your generosity has given so many people a brighter future! Consider closing out the year with just one more gift. We want to ensure that nobody in need is left behind. We need your help to do it. Take a moment now to give: https://buff.ly/3C78jmm

: Thanks to our corporate partners and many individual supporters, we provided holiday gifts to 449 kids. Our biggest ye...
12/30/2022

: Thanks to our corporate partners and many individual supporters, we provided holiday gifts to 449 kids. Our biggest year yet! We also provided 225 holiday blessing bags to the Veterans and individuals experiencing homelessness we serve. Thank you to everyone that participated in our Holiday Wishes drive and helped us end the year on a joyful note. We can't wait to see what we do together next year!

Our staff and volunteers are working hard to provide emergency relief to individuals and families who need it most. Thes...
12/29/2022

Our staff and volunteers are working hard to provide emergency relief to individuals and families who need it most. These lifesaving services are only possible because people like you stepped forward to give generously to VOA Illinois. Will you be a hero today for your neighbors who are still struggling? https://buff.ly/3VsXkdZ

It’s hard to think about the men, women, and families who are hungry and hurting right now. But they need us to be there...
12/28/2022

It’s hard to think about the men, women, and families who are hungry and hurting right now. But they need us to be there for them, and we can’t do it without you. Will you be the one who shows up for your neighbors today? Make your special gift to VOA Illinois now: https://buff.ly/3C78jmm

From our VOA Illinois family to yours, we wish you a safe, joyful and happy Christmas! 🎄
12/25/2022

From our VOA Illinois family to yours, we wish you a safe, joyful and happy Christmas! 🎄

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Over the weekend we celebrated the holidays early with our Hope Manor Jolie...
12/21/2022

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Over the weekend we celebrated the holidays early with our Hope Manor Joliet residents. Our donors and volunteers made the day extra special with a delicious meal, gifts for the kids and adults, and Santa stopped by! Everyone had a smile on their face as they celebrated the holidays, caught up with their neighbors, and shared in the Christmas magic.

A special thank you to the Jacksonville Journal-Courier for highlighting Jason, a resident who lives at our Balsam Terra...
12/20/2022
Jacksonville man’s blindness no obstacle to Christmas decorating

A special thank you to the Jacksonville Journal-Courier for highlighting Jason, a resident who lives at our Balsam Terrace and Spruce Manor property. Jason is our resident holiday decorator at Balsam Spruce and he is also blind and deaf. Read the article below to learn more about how Jason transforms the property every holiday season.

Jason Parisi was stringing Christmas lights when he pivoted, walked briskly down a...

: For the past 6 years Proskauer has been catering and serving a holiday meal to the Veterans that live at Hope Manor I....
12/16/2022

: For the past 6 years Proskauer has been catering and serving a holiday meal to the Veterans that live at Hope Manor I. This is one of the Veterans favorite events! They love getting to reconnect with the volunteers and catch up on the past year. Thank you Proskauer for always thinking of the Veterans we serve during the holidays and spreading joy!

Today is the day! If you’re looking for a job in the nonprofit sector, stop by our hiring fair! We will be at Hope Manor...
12/15/2022

Today is the day! If you’re looking for a job in the nonprofit sector, stop by our hiring fair! We will be at Hope Manor II from 3-7pm. We’re hiring across multiple departments and programs. We’re looking
forward to seeing you today!

Thank you Legacy Restoration LLC for partnering with us to put smiles on the faces of the people we serve during the hol...
12/14/2022

Thank you Legacy Restoration LLC for partnering with us to put smiles on the faces of the people we serve during the holiday season.

Our Veterans were treated with a special delivery today thanks to Cook County State's Attorney's Office! Thank you so mu...
12/14/2022

Our Veterans were treated with a special delivery today thanks to Cook County State's Attorney's Office! Thank you so much for holding a drive to collect essential items for the Veterans we serve at Hope Manor I and Hope Manor II. Thanks to your donation the Veterans have warm blankets, hygiene items, bags filled with goodies and more just in time for the holidays. We're so grateful you partnered with us.

Join us on Thursday for our hiring fair! We're looking to add talented and dedicated individuals to our growing team. Ch...
12/12/2022

Join us on Thursday for our hiring fair! We're looking to add talented and dedicated individuals to our growing team. Check out the listings below and head to our website for more information. Please share this with anyone you think would be interested in joining our team.

Last night members of our Governing Board, Auxiliary Board, and Senior Leadership Team gathered to mingle, celebrate ano...
12/07/2022

Last night members of our Governing Board, Auxiliary Board, and Senior Leadership Team gathered to mingle, celebrate another great year, and toast to the holidays! We're lucky to be able to call so many talented people members of our VOA Illinois family. A special thank you to each member of our boards for serving the people of VOA Illinois every day!

: We had such a fun Saturday when Emory University stopped by Hope Manor II and volunteered with us! They participated i...
12/03/2022

: We had such a fun Saturday when Emory University stopped by Hope Manor II and volunteered with us! They participated in our community clean up, organized our storage space, and made holiday cards for the people we serve. Thank you so much for spending time with us, we can’t wait to work together again!

We asked and you showed up! This , you gave a helping hand to your struggling neighbors -families, seniors, Veterans, an...
12/01/2022

We asked and you showed up! This , you gave a helping hand to your struggling neighbors -families, seniors, Veterans, and so many others. Because of you, their futures will be brighter. Thank you! (Didn't give? It's not too late! https://buff.ly/3tjfsvo)

The sun is setting on . But it's NOT TOO LATE. Deliver a brighter future to someone struggling in darkness. So many of o...
11/30/2022

The sun is setting on . But it's NOT TOO LATE. Deliver a brighter future to someone struggling in darkness. So many of our neighbors are suffering - hunger, homelessness, and health issues, as inflation and rising prices press them deeper into crisis. You can give them hope. Deliver joy now at https://buff.ly/3NSS15C

You shopped. You saved. Now, you can save lives! Today, compassionate friends like you are turning their focus to the po...
11/29/2022

You shopped. You saved. Now, you can save lives! Today, compassionate friends like you are turning their focus to the power of . On the biggest day of giving on earth, donate to our match fund and double donations for people in need this holiday. Deliver joy in the form of meals, shelter and comfort, and help TWICE as many neighbors in need [https://buff.ly/3EM26Nm]

Undiagnosed dementia plus financial hard times forced Margaret into eviction. She couldn’t remember to pay her rent. Mar...
11/29/2022

Undiagnosed dementia plus financial hard times forced Margaret into eviction. She couldn’t remember to pay her rent. Margaret found care and community with help from VOA Illinois. We were there for her because YOU were there with us. Your donations literally save lives. Today, you can save twice as many. Donate at [https://buff.ly/3NSS15C ]

Tomorrow is ! You don't have to wait till then: Be one of the first to change a life: https://buff.ly/3NSS15C.
11/28/2022

Tomorrow is ! You don't have to wait till then: Be one of the first to change a life: https://buff.ly/3NSS15C.

Good news! After  and , we'll celebrate , the biggest annual day of giving. Deliver joy to people in need. Your gift now...
11/26/2022

Good news! After and , we'll celebrate , the biggest annual day of giving. Deliver joy to people in need. Your gift now will be used to create joy to those who need it most. https://buff.ly/3NSS15C

Finished with those Thanksgiving leftovers and Black Friday shopping yet? Get ready...time to shift gears for another gr...
11/25/2022

Finished with those Thanksgiving leftovers and Black Friday shopping yet? Get ready...time to shift gears for another grateful giving day, !

Happy Thanksgiving! We give thanks to YOU, our supporters, for your dedication to the VOA mission. Because of YOU, we se...
11/24/2022

Happy Thanksgiving! We give thanks to YOU, our supporters, for your dedication to the VOA mission. Because of YOU, we serve and uplift individuals across countless communities. Thank you, and have a great !

We all have that one person who lent us a helping hand when we needed it most. This year, we're extremely grateful for a...
11/23/2022

We all have that one person who lent us a helping hand when we needed it most. This year, we're extremely grateful for all the volunteers who spent their time helping us whether it was cleaning, painting, serving a meal, packing a backpack, or spending time with our residents. You're our heroes!

Who’s your hero? Tag them in a comment to thank them for being there.

Make the most of your holiday shopping and use AmazonSmile to donate a portion of your purchase to VOA Illinois! AmazonS...
11/19/2022

Make the most of your holiday shopping and use AmazonSmile to donate a portion of your purchase to VOA Illinois! AmazonSmile is the exact same as Amazon but with the added bonus of supporting a nonprofit organization. Why not SHOP and GIVE at the same time? Choose VOA Illinois this holiday season!

Happy ! Together with , we recognize and celebrate the spirit of giving that inspires, motivates and brightens the world...
11/15/2022

Happy ! Together with , we recognize and celebrate the spirit of giving that inspires, motivates and brightens the world around us. Click here to make a donation to VOA: https://buff.ly/3FXuQF6

Happy ! Brighten someone’s day today with a kind gesture, big or small.
11/13/2022

Happy ! Brighten someone’s day today with a kind gesture, big or small.

: Today is Veterans Day. VOA Illinois is committed to promoting the well-being of all Veterans and their families. Today...
11/11/2022

: Today is Veterans Day. VOA Illinois is committed to promoting the well-being of all Veterans and their families. Today we are especially grateful for our Veteran staff and board members for fighting for our freedoms. Thank you for dedication, selflessness, and sacrifice. Join us in saluting our heroes today and every day.

In honor of the Marine Corps birthday, we wanted to share a poem that one our residents and peer support specialists wro...
11/10/2022

In honor of the Marine Corps birthday, we wanted to share a poem that one our residents and peer support specialists wrote. Mr. B, a Marine Corp Veteran, struggled with substance abuse while transitioning back into civilian life. Through the guidance of some special people in his life, he was able to get clean and share his story. You can read his poem about his journey toward recovery here: https://www.voaillinois.org/poetry-corner.

Can you believe the holidays are right around the corner?! We're looking for partners to help us provide gifts to the ad...
11/09/2022

Can you believe the holidays are right around the corner?! We're looking for partners to help us provide gifts to the adults we serve. For many, the holidays are a tough season, and we want to make them as memorable and enjoyable as possible. This year we've created two holiday basket wish lists full of essential items that are needed and would brighten their holiday season. Our goal is to provide one basket to each adult we serve. If you're interested in participating in this drive email us at [email protected] or comment on the post below! For more information visit: https://www.voaillinois.org/holiday-wishes

Congratulations to our Auxiliary Board Member, Steven Hunter, for recently receiving the recognition of being selected f...
11/07/2022

Congratulations to our Auxiliary Board Member, Steven Hunter, for recently receiving the recognition of being selected for Crain's Chicago Business 2022 Notable Black Leaders and Executives. We're so proud of everything that Steven has done and are grateful for his support of the individuals, families, and communities that we serve. Congratulations Steven🎉

: Since the beginning of the year Farm 2 Veteran has been donating eggs to our Hope Manor properties! Since February the...
11/04/2022

: Since the beginning of the year Farm 2 Veteran has been donating eggs to our Hope Manor properties! Since February they have donated over 4,000 dozen fresh eggs to our Veterans and families. In addition, they've graciously donated pork to our families. This partnership has been crucial for so many of our families who are experiencing food insecurities and rising costs at the grocery store. Thank you so much Farm 2 Veteran for making a difference in the lives of so many!

 to our staff celebrating Halloween this year! We had some very creative and amazing costumes. Comment and let us know w...
11/03/2022

to our staff celebrating Halloween this year! We had some very creative and amazing costumes. Comment and let us know which one if your favorite?!

Falling can be fun and can even feel good, like falling in love and falling into a pile of leaves. But, if you’re just l...
11/02/2022

Falling can be fun and can even feel good, like falling in love and falling into a pile of leaves. But, if you’re just looking for a little push to get you falling into the season of giving, VOA Illinois has an easy option. Donate a vehicle you no longer need. We accept cars, trucks, boats, RVs, and more and provide you with free pick-up. Call 833-300-5737 or donate online at https://voaillinois.careasy.org/home.

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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

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