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Volunteers of America Serves our Veterans with Hope Manor II

Tuesday, November 11, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Bill Cox
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To all of the men and women who risked their lives for our freedom...we salute you.


The murals at Hope Manor II are one-of-a-kind artistic renderings created specifically for Hope Manor II by Christine Leone.

The framed art pieces hanging on the first floor of the main building at Hope Manor II were provided by  The National Veterans Art Museum. The pieces were made by Veter- ans and were inspired by their experiences while in the service.

Hope Manor II

Serving our Nations Veterans


Grand Opening

Friday, October 17, 2014 6002 S. Halstead Street Chicago, IL 60621 10:30am 

 Grand Opening Ceremony Program


Jauwan Hall, Marine Veteran and Hope Manor II Resident


Eric Davis

National Anthem

Fredricka Williams , VOA of IL employee 

Opening Remarks

Nancy Hughes Moyer, President and CEO of VOA of IL

General Remarks

Governor Patrick Quinn, State of Illinois Senator Richard Durbin, U.S. Senate Mayor Rahm Emanuel, City of Chicago Alderman  JoAnn Thompson, 16th Ward


Musical Performance

“Hope in Front of Me” by Danny Gokey 

General Remarks Continued

Ellen Sahli, CHA Chief Housing Officer Melissa Bean, JPMorgan Chase Midwest Chair

Mike King, National President of Volunteers of America


Closing Musical Performance

Fredricka Williams , VOA of IL employee


Ceremonial Ribbon-Cutting


 About the Project

Hope Manor II is about much more than simply providing housing for Veterans the goal is to help Veterans change and improve their lives over the long-term by promoting self-sufficiency, building new skills, creating strong support networks and integrating Veterans more positively into community life. Hope Manor II is located in the 16th Aldermanic Ward of the city of Chicago at 6002 S.  Halsted Street on a parcel of land donated by the City of Chicago.

Hope Manor II Partners

Development Team

Volunteers of America, Sponsor & Developer Worn Jerabek Architects, P.C.

Milner & Caringella, Inc., Housing Consultants Applegate & Throne- Thomsen, P.C.

Joseph J. Duffy Construction Company Ujamaa Construction, Inc.


Capital Funding/Financing Provided By:

JPMorgan Chase City of Chicago

National Affordable Housing Trust, Inc. (NAHT) Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) Federal Home Loan Bank

MB Financial Bank NA

State of Illinois, Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity

Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)

 Operating Revenue Provided By:

Chicago Housing Authority (CHA)

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