The Illiana System is the first VA in the country and the first agency in Illinois to adopt The Green House Project. The first two homes are almost done, and will be dedicated next week, “From the day they poured the foundation, it was exciting,” Green House Guide, Cyd Mason said. “It’s a very exciting time for all of us here at Illiana.”
A dedication ceremony will begin at 1 p.m. on Oct. 21 and the public is invited to hear the speakers and then tour the homes in small groups.
The first phase of the project involves opening two homes, Freedom House and Liberty House. “This is definitely the future of skilled nursing care and we are proud to be the leader in VA,” Michael Hamilton, Director of Illiana System said. “We believe this transformation of care will dramatically enrich our veterans’ lives and the lives of the next generation of veterans.”
To read the full article of the upcoming dedication, click hereEventually, Illiana hopes to have 10 homes with a total of 100 veterans receiving skilled care.