Children, Youth & Families


Encouraging Positive Development

Volunteers of America provides high quality, innovative services for disadvantaged and disconnected children and youth. Through our caring staff and dedicated volunteers we ensure the social, emotional and academic development of young children, and empower older youth to be physically, emotionally and mentally healthy and ready to enter adulthood. Our programs provide a continuum of care and support for young people through prevention, early intervention, crisis intervention, and long-term services.

Learn more about our various programs through the links under "Inside the Section." And to see which services may be offered near you, please use our “Find a Local Office” search or search our services by state, ZIP code or service type.

"You see so many kids not finishing school, going to jail, doing can you not help? You make time for the things you want to do. This is one of those things."

-George, mentor with the Mentoring Children of Promise program in New Orleans, La