Veterans' Assistance Commission (VAC)

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157 North Main Street, Suite 115
Edwardsville, IL 62025-1963
(618) 296-4554

Mission Statement:

The Veterans’ Assistance Commission (VAC) provides needed services exclusively to Honorably Discharged Military Veterans and their families who reside in Madison County, IL. The VAC works closely with all Veterans’ Service Organizations (VSOs), as well as Local, State, and Federal agencies, to ensure the rights to which each Veteran is entitled are preserved and granted. Services include Interim and/or Emergency Veterans' Financial Assistance, Administrative Case Work and Advocacy-Related Services, Outreach and Events

The VAC provides services for approximately 20,000 Madison County, IL Veterans.

THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR ANY VAC SERVICE RENDERED

Staff Members:

Bradley Lavite - Superintendent
Bradley Yount - Office Manager
David Noble - Administrative Assistant
Jeffrey Sherwood - Administrative Assistant
Jason Burke - I.T. Systems/Applications Support Specialist

Torie Ryan - Veterans Service Officer - I (Benefit Specialist)
Jeremy Lile - Veterans Service Officer - I (Benefit Specialist)
Indira James - Veterans Service Officer - I (Benefit Specialist)

Office Hours:

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

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 mcvac@co.madison.il.us or on Facebook at @mcveterans

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.