Veterans' Assistance Commission (VAC) of Madison County, IL


Fax: 618-692-8958

Mission and Intent:

The Mission and the Intent of the Veterans’ Assistance Commission (VAC) of Madison County, IL, is to provide needed services to Military Veterans and their families who reside in Madison County, IL. The VAC works closely with Veterans’ Service Organizations (VSOs), as well as local, state, and federal agencies, to ensure the rights to which each Veteran and their families are entitled and granted. The VAC also works to educate, promote, and preserve the rich heritage and history Veterans served to protect.

Services include: Interim and/or Emergency Veterans' Financial Assistance, Administrative Case Work and Outreach.

The VAC provides services for approximately 19,500 Madison County, IL Veterans.


Staff Members:

Bradley Lavite - Superintendent
Alexis Hoops - Administrative Assistant
Kimberly Hoesing - Administrative Assistant
Melissa Biegener - Administrative Assistant
Michelle Henline - Veteran Service Officer
Devin Daniels - Veteran Service Officer
Indira James - Veteran Service Officer
Rosa Flores - Veteran Service Officer
Carolyn Yarian (C.J.),
David Noble, Jason Burke and Timothy Turner - Temp

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Except Holidays)

Public Transportation:

Bus terminal located directly across the street from the VAC. Bus service provided by Madison County Transit

Contact Us:

If you are or know of a local Veteran, Veteran Family, Unremarried Widow, or Surviving Spouse of a Veteran or an Adult Disabled Children of a Veteran who was disabled prior to the age of 18 in need of assistance or services, please contact the Veterans' Assistance Commission (VAC) at 618-296-4554 or via email at

Crisis Response:

The VAC is NOT a Crisis Response Agency or Medical Provider. See below to contact a Crisis Response Agency.

Any Veterans in Active Crisis or in need of immediate Medical Attention should call 911, go to the nearest Emergency Room and/or call 988 to reach the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.