How We Are Funded

Funding for our services and programs primarily comes from both public and private sources, including the following entities:


  • Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC)

  • Veterans Affairs (VA)

  • Department of Labor (DoL)

  • Department of Human Services (DHS)

  • Public and private grants

Among public funding sources, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA), passed by Congress in 2013, requires the DoL to compensate educational providers for career training programs targeted to unemployed and underemployed individuals. By aligning their programs and services with this Act, LifeHouse Group’s partners receive funds under the WIOA to provide certification training for our residents.

The VA Mission Act of 2018 authorizes the VA to provide funding to subsidize Mission Act- certified educational and training services for LifeHouse Group’s veteran population.

Several federal institutions and private foundations offer financial grants for qualified components of LifeHouse Group’s education programs. LifeHouse Group and Vallas Group, for example, have created a nonprofit entity called LifeHouse Recovery Organization that will manage LifeHouse Group’s educational curriculum. LifeHouse Group also anticipates grants from the Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to fund programs for its residents. Lastly, several local banks sponsor financial literacy programs using the Community Reinvestment Act to defray the cost of these services.