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.
Bradley Lavite - Superintendent
Jeffrey Sherwood - Administrative Assistant
Devin Daniels - Administrative Assistant
Michelle Henline - Administrative Assistant
Bret Sandvoss - Administrative Assistant
Indira James - Veterans Service Officer
Rosa Flores - Veterans Service Officer
Carolyn Yarian (C.J.), David Noble, Jason Burke and Timothy Turner - 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 - dial 855-608-3560
- Chestnut Health Systems 24/7 Crisis Response - dial 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 988 to reach the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.