Veterans' Assistance Commission (VAC)


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 and Outreach and Events

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


Staff Members:

Bradley Lavite - Superintendent
Devon Neal - Office Manager
Jason Burke - IT Specialist/Bookkeeper
Bradley Yount - Veterans Service Officer Benefit Specialist
Torie Ryan - Veterans Service Officer Benefit Specialist
Jeremy Lile - Veterans Service Officer Benefit Specialist
David Noble - Clerk

Contact Us:

If you are or know of a local Madison County, IL Veteran or Unremarried Widow of a Veteran in need of help or services, please contact the Veterans' Assistance Commission (VAC) at 618-296-4554 or via email at 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.