The Veterans’ Assistance Commission (VAC) of Madison County, IL provides needed services to Military Veterans and their families who reside in Madison County, IL. The VAC works 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 20,000 Madison County, IL Veterans.
Bradley Lavite - Superintendent
Jeffrey Sherwood - Administrative Assistant
Devin Daniels - Administrative Assistant
Torie Ryan - Veterans Service Officer - I (Benefit Specialist)
Indira James - Veterans Service Officer - I (Benefit Specialist)
Rosa Flores - Veterans Service Officer - I (Benefit Specialist)
Carolyn Yarian (C.J.), David Noble and Jason Burke - Temp
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Except Holidays)
Bus terminal located directly across the street from the VAC. Bus service provided by Madison County Transit
If you are or know of a local Veteran, Veteran Family, Unremarried Widow of a Veteran or 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The VAC is NOT a Crisis Response Agency or Medical Provider. See below to contact a Crisis Response Agency.
- Emergency Dial 911 or 988
- Centerstone 24/7 Crisis Response - 855-608-3560
- Chestnut Health Systems 24/7 Crisis Response - 618-877-0316
- VA Mental Health Services has a variety of mental health resources, information, treatment options, and more all accessible to Veterans, Veterans’ supporters, and the general public.
Any Veterans in Active Crisis or in need of immediate Medical Attention should call 911, go to the nearest Emergency Room and/or call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or text to 838255. Those in an active Mental Health Crisis can now call 988 to reach the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.