ABOUT US - Board of Directors

The Dwelling Place of Vermilion County was founded in April 2017 by five Danville citizens with compassionate hearts for the homeless, those at risk of homelessness and their needs. This original group of five citizens has grown to a Board of Directors comprising eight members and one board volunteer.  Working diligently and prudently the board has developed plans to open a daytime drop-in center where opportunities will be available for our friends to better and even transform their lives.


The board looks forward to the day that its mission becomes reality.


Board of Directors

Donna Edington, President

Retired Teacher, Danville  District #118

Nancy O’Kane, Vice-President/Treasurer

 Vermilion County Board

Eileen Turner, Secretary

Retired U. S. Government

Property Manager & Retired Teacher

Patsy Jones, Past President

Retired Teacher, Danville District #118

Ricky Boose

Assistant Director, Danville Rescue Mission

Carla Boyd

Assistant Dean of Student Services/Chief Diversity Officer, DACC

Tim Killough

Retired Mfg. Engineer

  Reverend Timothy Shaw

Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Danville

  Volunteer to Board

Fred Underhill

Retired Attorney 


Take a look at some of the information we have by clicking

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Understanding Homelessness


Essentially Basic Pantry


The Dwelling Place is a compassion-centered ministry dedicated to giving the homeless and those at risk of homelessness companionship and hope through Christ-like love.


The Dwelling Place of Vermilion County 

P.O. Box 2022

Danville, IL 61834

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