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


Mission Statement:

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.


Staff Members:

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

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 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

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 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.