Please take a good hard look at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hospital & VAVS Program. Veterans in VA Hospitals, Veterans Homes, and Nursing facilities need our help because in many cases, they cannot help themselves.

Hospitals may provide the medical treatment for veterans, but it’s the volunteers that can help them cope with the daily routine. Volunteers can provide that extra ray of sunshine or smile to those less fortunate. All veterans are not in Federal orState facilities; they can be confined to private facilities in the community or even at home. As volunteers, we provide that service to show the community that we care and have not forgotten the people that are less fortunate. Volunteers also provide valuable service to ensure that facilities are providing adequate care for our men and women.  

Posts throughout our State spend their time and resources helping bring a bit of cheer to Veterans who have had health challenges.  To assist in our efforts please contact your local Post or one of the Hospital Facilities in your area.

Here is a list of VA Medical Facilities and Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Homes. 


Illinois Veterans Home at Manteno

1 Veterans Dr.

Manteno, IL 60950

Phone: (815) 468-6581, Ext. 259


VA Illiana Health Care System

1900 E Main St.

Danville, IL 61832

Phone: (217) 554-3000


Hines VA. Medical Center

5000 S. 5th Ave.

Hines, IL 60141

Phone: (708) 202-8387

Fax: (708) 202-2246


Marion VA Medical Center

2401 W. Main St.

Marion, IL 62959

Phone: (618) 993-5311

Fax: (618) 993-4155


Capt. James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center

3001 Green Bay Road

North Chicago, IL 60064

Phone: (847) 688-1900


Jesse Brown VA Medical Center

820 S. Damen Ave.

Chicago, IL 60612

Phone: (312) 569-8387, Ext. 56109


St. Louis VA Medical Center

#1 Jefferson Barracks Drive

St. Louis, MO 63125

Phone: (314) 652-4100


Illinois Veterans Home at Quincy

1707 N. 12th St

Quincy, IL 62301

Phone (217) 222-8641, Ext. 386


Illinois Veterans Home at LaSalle

1015 O’Conor Ave.

LaSalle, IL 61301

Phone: (815) 223-0303, Ext. 259


Illinois Veterans Home at Anna

792 N. Main St.

Anna, IL 62906

Phone: (618) 833-6302, Ext. 125



 VA White Ribbon Program

The VA is committed to meeting the health care needs of women veterans." Robyn Kuznik- National VFW Auxiliary Hospital Ambassador. 

 Women make up 30% of all VA  Health care (VHA) patients and are the fastest growing group of veterans.  Women veterans want Healthcare they can trust and feel comfortable using.  The VA  wants to provide that Service. The VA's Podcast "She Wears the Boots" goal is educating women on their Services, focusing on the gender-specific services and their Healthcare concerns.  For more information and to access the podcast and blogs visit She Wears the Boots.  Also check out  the VA Podcast Network for more information on many other subjects affecting Veterans and their families.  

Another important program is the White Ribbon VA that was inspired by the White Ribbon organization, "It is a National call to eliminate Sexual Harrassement , Assault and Domestic Volence and promoting positive change." Started in Toronto in 1991, it is "The worlds largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls."  The organization is in over sixty countries, including College Campuses and military bases and stations including the US.  For more information go to