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Uplifting All People

Volunteers of America is the charity that always steps forward to help the most vulnerable. For over 119 years, we have taken on the most difficult tasks to help the most under-served.

News and Events

  • Hurricane Katrina - The Aftermath and Recovery

    Volunteers of America has been working to serve people in need in New Orleans and across the Gulf Coast for more than 100 years. As soon as Hurricane Katrina made landfall, Volunteers of America was mobilized along the Gulf Coast, serving the needs of our clients while also helping others left in need after the storm. In the years since, we have built hundreds of new homes to replace those destroyed by the storm, becoming one of the leading providers of affordable replacement housing in the region

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  • Give Back. Give a Pack!

    Too many children are facing the coming school year with no backpack, notebook, pencils — basic supplies they need for school! It may be back-to-school season but many kids - who are homeless, living in foster care, or come from struggling families - lack even the basic supplies they need for class. Your gift to Operation Backpack 2015 will deliver school supplies to a child in need .... and provide vital services to give a deserving child a real chance in school and in life!

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  • Helping More Than 2 Million People

    Our mission to help the most vulnerable was realized again this past year through the more than 2 million people we served. We recognize that in today’s world so many things seem uncertain. Every night you watch the news you are reminded of just how uncertain the world really is. And yet, one thing that is certain is that Volunteers of America will be shining a light on America’s most vulnerable in every community it touches nationwide.

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  • 2,000,000

    more than 2 million people helped annually

  • 110,000

    kids and young people given opportunities they could never have imagined

  • 21,000

    veterans whose lives we have helped improve

  • 35,000

    individuals and families impacted by incarceration helped

  • 15,000

    individuals with intellectual disabilities empowered to be independent and involved in their communities

  • 277,000

    older adults cared for, housed and loved

  • 83,000

    homeless individuals assisted

  • 25,000

    people housed in our 17,149 affordable housing units in 377 properties