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Homeless Program


The Prince Home at Manteno is a program for homeless veterans who are also diagnosed with a clinical disorder and/or physical disability. Opened in 2007, the Prince Home provides housing and supportive services for homeless Illinois Veterans, helping them cope with many issues, to include Post Traumatic Stress, substance abuse, and other challenges. In addition to providing a safe and secure living environment for homeless veterans, the program helps equip the veterans to achieve individual growth and independence. This is done by fostering integrity, respect, and dignity, with therapeutic and supportive services. More than three-quarters of the veterans who complete the Prince Home program go on to live productive and independent lives. In addition, leadership at the Home contributes to the mission of reducing veteran homelessness statewide by working with and advising community service providers, private organizations and other state agencies on state and federal veteran programs. Volunteer work, employment and treatment compliance is correlated to the vision of total independence.


Maximum occupancy of Prince Home is 15. Each Veteran has a private room, with a microwave and refrigerator. Each room shares a bathroom with one other room. A complete communal kitchen facility is available along with a community dayroom, computer area and game room. The facility is wheelchair accessible and provides residential housing for eligible male and female homeless Veterans. Prince Home is not a shelter, it is home and residents are expected to participate in the entire scope of the curriculum, programs and activities.


The Prince Home at Manteno is located in rural Manteno, Illinois in Kankakee County, just 40 miles south of Chicago. It shares grounds with the Illinois Veterans' Home at Manteno.

From I-57 exit 322, proceed east through Manteno, ending up on 9000N Road. Follow it east to 4000E Road. The entrance to the Home is one mile south. There are signs along the way.

For further information, please contact:

Prince Home at Manteno
Illinois Department of Veteran’ Affairs
One Veterans Drive
Manteno, Illinois 60950
Phone:  815-468-9737


Prince Home at Manteno Application

To submit an application for the Prince Home at Manteno:

Illinois Department of Veteran' Affairs
Prince Home at Manteno
One Veterans Drive
Manteno, Illinois 60950
Or fax completed application to: (815) 468-9965

VA Homelessness Programs

Veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness are strongly encouraged to contact the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at (877) 4AID-VET (877-424-3838) for assistance. Please visit the VA Homelessness Program page at

Illinois Department of Human Services

If you need help with rental assistance, utility assistance, or are in danger of eviction, foreclosure, homelessness or are currently experiencing homelessness, you may qualify for our Homeless Prevention program. Please visit the Illinois Department of Human Services at for additional information such as how to contact one of their Homeless Prevention Providers, visit their Homeless Prevention Program homepage, or find to find a shelter near you. 

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

If you are at risk of or experiencing homelessness please visit the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development home page at for resources in Illinois or call 2-1-1 to be connected to health and human service assistance.