Brave veterans who served our country are now in desperate need. They’re homeless, hungry, and without hope. You can help with your gift. Best of all, thanks to our partners’ support, your gift multiplies an amazing EIGHT TIMES in impact!
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.
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Help a Hero
According to a 2013 survey, there were 57,849 homeless veterans on a single night in January 2013. Right now, the number of homeless Vietnam-era veterans is greater than the number of service persons who died during that war. Already, veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are appearing among the homeless population. Our veterans sacrificed so much. Now they need food, shelter, and other emergency assistance. Give today to offer help for a hero.
Helping More Than 2 Million People
Our mission to help America’s 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.
The Economic and Employment Challenges Facing Veterans
On May 12th we released new research focused on the harsh economic realities faced by America’s veterans after they return home. A panel discussion also dived more deeply into the issues, strategies and solutions illuminated by the research. Job training and employment, affordable housing, and the physical and mental barriers to self-sufficiency are explored in the study.
more than 2 million people helped annually
kids and young people given opportunities they could never have imagined
veterans whose lives we have helped improve
individuals and families impacted by incarceration helped
individuals with intellectual disabilities empowered to be independent and involved in their communities
older adults cared for, housed and loved
homeless individuals assisted
people housed in our 17,149 affordable housing units in 377 properties