Mental Health


Volunteers of America provides services and supports to people with mental illness throughout our programs. We operate many programs for people who have spent long years in state hospital systems. Sometimes these individuals enter our services in nontraditional ways, maybe through homelessness, substance abuse or the corrections system. However, a person comes to us, Volunteers of America focuses on assisting those with significant and persistent mental illness to live lives of independence in their communities. Our supports range from crisis hotlines to 24-hour residential supports, low-income housing options, counseling, medication management and assistance with the activities of daily living. In keeping with the tradition of our founders and our faith-based values, we believe that all individuals should be treated with respect and dignity and receive the individualized supports they need to live in their community.

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.

 "With the help of the staff from Volunteers of America, I am now in an independent living arrangement. I have also finally come to accept and respect my illnesses and have found that a healthier diet, exercise and recreational activities are important in everyone's life."

-Gena, North Alabama