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Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans

Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans
Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans
433 South Carlton Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187 Get Directions

About Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans


Affordable Housing

The Midwest Shelter’s Army SSgt. Robert Miller Home and Tammy’s Trace provide affordable housing to low-income, single male and female veterans, respectively. The Miller Home includes one unit that is ADA accessible. Veterans must meet income guidelines, have stable income needed to consistently pay rent, and agree to maintain a sober lifestyle while a resident. Available supportive services to assist veterans with improving their overall quality of life include case management, employment services, assistance with obtaining mainstream and veteran benefits, and referrals to veteran-specific and community resources to assist veterans with improving their overall quality of life.

Wait-lists are currently open for Tammy’s Trace.

For more information, contact Ozzy Salcedo at 630-871-8387 x620 or

GPD Case Management

The GPD Case Management Program serves veterans who are in permanent housing after being literally homeless or are at risk of homelessness. Services provided: case management (e.g., assistance with budgeting, obtaining SNAP/Medicaid, obtaining medical care/mental health); connections with resources and referrals to maintain stability and gain self-sufficiency.

Veterans are assisted with case management services to successfully transition into housing after a period of homelessness, or maintain their housing after becoming at-risk of losing it. At discharge, veterans are able to maintain stable housing.

For more information, contact the GPD Case Manager, Kelly Dolar, at 630-871-8387 or

Freedom Commissary

The Army Capt. Kevin C. Landeck Freedom Commissary is located in downtown Wheaton. Freedom Commissary is a program designed to meet the clothing, household, and basic needs of veterans and their families. The Freedom Commissary serves veterans of all eras and branches, and eligibility is based on need. Veterans are able to access the Commissary for items such as:

Household goods
Hygiene products
Cleaning products
Paper goods
Small Scale Furniture
Small Kitchen Appliances

The Freedom Commissary program operates almost entirely through the generous contributions of our volunteers and donors.

MSHV no longer accepts gift card donations. There are many ways in which you can donate: such as your time, financial gifts, and supplies. Please review our donation page or contact us for questions regarding donations. Thank you for your crucial support!!

For additional inquiries please contact 630-871-8387 ext 617 or

Permanent Supportive Housing

Freedom Harbour and Enduring Hope are the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans’ scattered-site Permanent Supportive Housing programs for chronically homeless veterans. Veterans are housed in one-bedroom apartments in the local community. To be eligible for this program, a veteran must be able to demonstrate that he/she has experienced four or more episodes of homelessness in the last three years or has been continuously homeless for a year or longer. Veterans must also demonstrate a disabling condition. MSHV staff travel to the client’s location and provide intensive case management services designed to help these veterans stabilize and maintain housing.

Supportive Services for Veteran Families

Supportive Services for Veteran Families is a homeless prevention and rapid re-housing program for low-income veterans and their families, who are homeless or who are at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Through SSVF, which is funded by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans provides veterans and their families with intensive, short-term case management, housing stabilization services, linkages to VA and mainstream benefits, and temporary financial assistance, based on eligibility. MSHV offers SSVF across ten northern Illinois counties: Bureau, DeKalb, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, LaSalle, Putnam, and Will.

For more information, contact the SSVF Staff at 630-871-8387 x610 or email

Transitional Housing

This program is made possible in part by an NFL-BWF Salute to Service partnership “Healthy Lifestyles and Creating Community” grant.

MSHV’s Marine LCpl Nicholas Larson Home provides qualified male homeless veterans of any era with transitional housing and supportive services, including case management, financial literacy classes, nutrition workshops, life skills education, employment services, and transportation assistance. To qualify, veterans must have at least one day of active duty service and a greater than dishonorable discharge. They must be chronically homeless or suffer from a severe mental health/substance abuse diagnosis. There is a mandatory background check and the Veteran must have no convictions for sex-related crimes and no violent convictions for the past five years.

Admission is not contingent on having a period of abstention from drugs and/or alcohol prior to enrollment.

Length of stay at the Larson Home, which is 24 hours a day, seven days a week, varies.

For more information, contact Jane Maday, Transitional Housing Manager at 630-871-8387 x602 or

Veteran Employment Program

MSHV’s Veteran Employment Program assists unemployed and under-employed veterans with gaining meaningful, long-term employment. Services focus on providing veterans with the tools and resources they need to overcome employment barriers, including comprehensive individualized assessment, resume and job readiness development, vocational counseling, and job placement assistance.

For more information, contact Joshua Taylor at 630-871-8387 x603 or

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