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.
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Volunteers of America is the charity that always steps forward to help the most vulnerable. For over 115 years, we have taken on the most difficult tasks to help the most underserved.
In America, 744,313 people are homeless on any given night. And according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 46.2 million Americans are now living in poverty.
Since World War I, Volunteers of America has provided direct services to veterans and connected them to other organizations that can help.
November 14, 2014
Nearly 100 UnitedHealthcare employees took part in a volunteer project to help renovate and beautify the community garden and outdoor patio area at our Texas office’s Yale Street Empowerment Center. Volunteers helped stain outdoor wood structures, paint of murals, install benches and fencing, and more.
November 12, 2014
Healthy lunches for hundreds of under-served school kids were prepared by UnitedHealthcare employees at Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans’ Fresh Food Factor. Fresh Food Factor is a community program that gives New Orleans public school students healthy, nutritious food.
September 30, 2014
We have been awarded more than $23 million in grants by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The latest funding, which will help us provide critical services to more than 10,000 veteran households at risk for homelessness, will be allocated to eight of our affiliates serving veterans.
August 19, 2014
Window World of Pittsburgh has partnered with CBS EcoMedia to support our PA office. Window World of Pittsburgh’s funding will support critical program costs, such as educational materials and workshops, that will enable our PA office to continue to support more youth in the community and enhance the quality of its program.
July 8, 2014
Volunteers of America announces that Karen M. Dale, R.N., M.S.N. has been appointed to our national board of directors. Dale is executive director/CEO of AmeriHealth District of Columbia where she provides day-to-day leadership, stakeholder engagement and more.
June 10, 2014
Major League baseball player LaTroy Hawkins of the Colorado Rockies presented $150,000 in grants from the Major League Baseball Players Trust to seven of our programs that further our mission to strengthen communities and build better lives for those in need.