Mission and History

Founded in 1976, The Vietnamese Association of Illinois (VAI) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that focuses on serving diverse communities of all ethnicities and religions, fostering unity, and promoting Vietnamese American identity. Since its founding, VAI has served thousands of Vietnamese Americans and other ethnic communities through facilitating resettlement and …

Immigrant Family Resource Program

In partnership with the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, VAI provides intensive case management services through the Immigrant Family Resource Program (IFRP). Vietnamese refugees began resettling in Chicago in the late seventies and, though the low of refugee is nearly at an end, many forms refugees have successfully …

Community Organizing

The Community Empowerment Legal Clinic (CELC) has transformed VAI’s capacity to provide social services to immigrant and refugee communities. In order to provide more holistic and cohesive services through the CELC, VAI has integrated its Civic Engagement and Education Development (CEED) Program into the CELC. Through funding from the Secretary …

DuPage

Our DuPage satellite office was established in August 2016 to serve the growing population as well as the needs of the suburban Vietnamese community. Services and programs provided at our DuPage location include: Home-care Coordination Immigrant and Refugee Resources Immigration Case Management Address: 640 E St. Charles Rd., Suite #200, …