Illinois Initiative

Serving central Illinois since 1991

We will begin serving the 11 central counties currently served by PATH. PATH is a non profit that has served the needs of the homeless and the elderly for over 20 years.

Beginning in 2014, PATH has agreed to administer the Building Lives independent living program in the Illinois areas that they cover.

Additionally, Building Lives is partnering with Eastview Christian Church to mutually support each others outreach programs and with area 4H clubs to provide funds for their activities.

Building Lives, through PATH, will provide the following program:

  • Job Assistance – Work with local companies to place veterans in jobs that match their skills.
  • Placement In a Home – Move veterans off the streets and into their own apartment/home, pay initial rent, rent deposit, and utility deposit.
  • Furnish the Home – Provide furniture, kitchen ware, and other household need.
  • Guidance – Provide a mentor/resource coordinator to assist the veteran in achieving his goals.

CONTACT INFO. – (Illinois Program ONLY)

Karen Zangerle
Tel. (309) 834-0500 | Email:

Bill Troyer
Tel. (309) 287-3855 | Email: