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Donations, whether they be financial or a needed item on our Wish List, are always welcomed and are an integral part of the success of the MSHV.
We are currently seeking volunteers and you can participate in a number of ways. View all your options and select one that's fits your lifestyle.
We are currently taking applications for admission. Learn about the basic admission criteria, the clinical criteria and print the Admissions Intake Form.

The Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans
, founded by Vietnam War veteran Bob Adams and Gulf War veteran Dirk Enger, is a registered 501 (c)(3) organization that provides transitional and affordable housing programs and supportive services to U.S. Veterans of any era to help them out of homelessness and back to useful, productive lives. Located in Wheaton, Illinois, the Midwest Shelter has named its homes in honor of two Wheaton North High School graduates who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country:

  • Marine Lance Cpl. Nicholas Larson, who was killed in the line of duty in Iraq in 2004

  • Army Staff Sgt. Robert Miller, a Medal of Honor recipient, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2008

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help homeless veterans regain their rightful place as productive members of our community.

"Place of Angels" DVD Now Available
Acclaimed Vietnam Memoir "Place of Angels" Now Available on DVD - Click Here for more information! Acclaimed Vietnam Memoir "Place of Angels" Now Available on DVD

Play Written by Midwest Shelter Co-Founder Bob Adams. Proceeds to Benefit At-Risk Veterans and Their Families

The Midwest Shelter For Homeless Veterans is pleased to announce that the acclaimed Vietnam memoir "Place of Angels" is now available on DVD for a minimum $25 donation, with proceeds benefitting the agency's programs to help at-risk veterans and their families.

“Place of Angels," written by MSHV co-founder Bob Adams and featuring veteran actor Jeff Still, is an autobiographical account of Mr. Adams’ experience as a Navy corpsman during the Vietnam War as he sought to care for wounded Marines amid a conflict that was both horrifying and exasperating.

Cantigny Honors Vets
Thank You!

Cantigny Park, part of the Robert R. McCormick Foundations, awarded a check for $11,000 to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans (MSHV) in Wheaton. The donation, presented during the park’s Veterans Day Tribute, represents net proceeds from the 10th annual Cantigny 5K Run/Walk on Nov. 2. Read the article.

Art Inspires Life

Bob Adams, right, shows actors Michael Shannon, center, and Guy Van Swearingen around the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Wheaton.

For Wheaton Veterans Advocate, Art Inspired Life

Oscar-nominated actor Michael Shannon was just 19 years old when he turned to Bob Adams for advice playing the role of a Vietnam War veteran. Twenty years later, Adams, of Winfield, credits Shannon and others in the Chicago acting community for boosting his confidence, too.

The Gahlberg Veterans Foundation Fund

Bill Gahlberg

Honor Bill Gahlberg’s Legacy and a Veteran Special to You
Commemorative Patio Brick for $200 Donation or More

You can help us honor the memory of MSHV’s “Founding Benefactor” by making a contribution to this newly created memorial fund. Every donation to this fund of $200 or more will enable the donor to recognize a veteran of their choosing on a commemorative brick to be installed in our patio at the Larson Home. Each brick will display your choice of Military Branch insignia and 19 characters of text to honor your special veteran.

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