Media Center

Volunteers of America touches the lives of 2 million people in 400 communities across the United States each year. Since 1896, our highly-trained and dedicated staff, numbered at over 16,000, and volunteer corps have worked, not only to serve those most in need, but also have strived to innovate and transform the way in which these services are delivered. These human service leaders offer a wealth of expertise in their fields, whether it’s providing care and services to low-income seniors, developing and managing affordable housing, finding shelter and services for homeless veterans, or helping those in prison re-build family relationships that lead to successful lives.

Media Inquiries 

We offer a variety of experts who can speak to the issues our organization faces everyday as one of the nation’s largest human service providers. The Volunteers of America communications staff is available to help members of the media understand the work we do and tell the stories of the people we serve. If you are a member of the media, please call (703) 341-5054.  


This Is Why We Do What We Do
We always steps forward to help the most vulnerable. For 118 years, we have taken on the most difficult tasks to help the most underserved. View, "This is Why We Do What We Do,™" part of our new awareness-raising campaign.
This is Real
Shot on location near Volunteers of America Greater Los Angeles, this 70 seconds of Skid Row in a single take was not staged and shows exactly why we do what we do.
The Children's Center
"100 years from now, it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in or the kind of car I drove. But the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child." - Forest E. Witcraft
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Success Stories

From Prison to Mentoring the Homeless on Skid Row
After a long-term prison sentence, James is now devoted to his job as a teacher, motivational speaker and mentor for those in a drop-in program at one of our Los Angles homeless shelters. Learn more about his story.
Roxanne's Journey
Listen as Roxanne, a Navy veteran and survivor of Desert Storm, describes the help she received from our Veterans Services Program. With the help from this program, Roxanne is steadily making her way back home.
Mary's Advocate
Mary is an active, vibrant octogenarian who visits the neighborhood Volunteers of America senior center in her community regularly. When Mary is faced with life's problems, she knows she can count on Linda, one of our employees.
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2014 New Releases

America’s Largest Provider of Veterans Services Offers Insight on Returning Women Veterans
On Tuesday, May 13, Volunteers of America will convene a panel discussion at the National Press Club called, After the Uniform 2014: Responding to America’s Women Warriors, which will look at the challenges facing many of America’s women veterans and the barriers that many struggle to overcome in building strong civilian lives.
UnitedHealthcare and CBS EcoMedia Renovate Volunteers of America Southwest’s Hawley Veterans Services Center
UnitedHealthcare employee volunteers completed a landscape-beautification project at the Hawley Veterans Services Center and helped renovate the facility that serves San Diego-area homeless, disabled veterans.
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News and Events

After the Uniform—Responding to America’s Women Warriors
Join us on May 13 at the National Press Club for an engaging discussion with some of the nation’s top leaders responding to the underserved needs of America’s women veterans, including PTSD & military sexual trauma.
Providing Dental Care to Kids in Need
Every child deserves a bright confident smile, but tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among kids today. At the Dental Center in New York, young patients in need receive dental checkups to help them maintain the health of their teeth and gums. Watch as our tiny tots learn how to care for their teeth!
Celebrating 118 Years of Service
This year, we are proud to mark our 118th anniversary. Founded in 1896 by Ballington and Maud Booth, today our programs reflect the changing times, addressing some of our nation's most pressing and complex needs. Learn more about the work we do across the country.
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