Group's efforts have helped eliminate veteran homelessness
"There are a number of resources out there for veterans, but the VAC is where most veterans go for help first," said Moustis. "The VAC has made it possible for Will County to make sure each and every veteran has a place to stay. They're the real boots on the ground."
Earlier this summer, the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Department of Veterans Affairs confirmed that the Will County Continuum of Care had effectively eliminated veteran homelessness in the county.
The VAC, which was first established by the Will County Board in 1991, works closely with the Continuum of Care, as well as a number of other organizations, to assist veterans. The VAC is a separate County Governmental Agency operated by and for veterans. The Will County Board allocates a portion of its budget each year to fund the VAC.
"Veterans deserve the utmost respect for their service to our county," said Brooks. "I'm extremely proud of the VAC's work and know they will keep up the hard work."