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  • Window World of Pittsburgh Partners with Our PA Office to Promote Safe After-School Environments
    August 19, 2014
    Window World of Pittsburgh, through it’s association with EcoMedia, will provide funding to support critical program costs that will enable our PA office to continue to support more youth in the community & enhance the quality of its programs.
  • VA Responds to Audience Questions from Volunteers of America Panel Discussion
    July 25, 2014
    Read the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ responses to audience questions raised during “After the Uniform,” a panel discussion on women veterans.
  • The Home Depot® Foundation Provides $1.795 Million to Provide Homes & Services to Veterans in Need
    June 9, 2014
    Building upon a partnership that has helped thousands of veterans, The Home Depot® Foundation has pledged $1.795 million in new grants to our local offices to address the critical housing needs of former service members.
  • After the Uniform—Responding to America’s Women Warriors
    March 11, 2014
    On May 13 at the National Press Club, we had an engaging discussion with some of the nation’s top leaders responding to the under-served needs of America’s women veterans, including PTSD & military sexual trauma.
  • For the people we support, home is more than shelter
    May 9, 2014
    As a nonprofit provider of quality, affordable housing for low and moderate-income households, we create and manage housing for the homeless, families with children, the elderly, people with disabilities, including physical and mental disabilities, and veterans and their families.
  • Providing Dental Care to Kids in Need
    April 1, 2014
    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
    March 8, 2014
    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.
  • From Prison to Mentoring the Homeless on Skid Row
    March 18, 2014
    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 on Skid Row. Learn more about his story and the the “Five Daily Ps” he lives by now: proper preparation prevents poor production.
  • The Children's Center
    February 5, 2014
    "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." This is why we provide high quality, innovative services for disadvantaged children and youth.
  • Providing Professional In-Home Care to Seniors
    January 1, 0001
    At Volunteers of America, we believe our seniors deserve options as they age. That's why our visionary Aging with Options™ initiative is putting seniors' needs, wishes, and choices at the center of care planning for the 21st century. Learn about our Northern New England offices’s In-Home Senior Services.
  • Not Every American Lives the American Dream
    January 15, 2014
    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. To see how you can help, visit
  • This Is Why We Do What We Do™
    January 5, 2014
    Over 670,000 Americans are homeless, 48 million people go hungry each night and 46.2 million Americans live in poverty. We help over 2.5 million people a year - and counting. Watch and learn why this is why we feed, shelter, help, teach and do what we do.
  • Little Children, Big Challenges
    December 4, 2013
    We partnered with the Annie E. Casey Foundation & Sesame Workshop on Capitol Hill to highlight the needs of highly vulnerable kids. Speakers discussed the ways that kids are impacted when a parent is incarcerated, and the supports that kids and their caregivers need during and after parental incarceration.
  • Gifts to Help Those in Need
    December 10, 2012
    Our online Spirit of Giving Catalog is a chance to shop for gifts that mean more. Each item is an opportunity to provide hope to someone in need - from families struggling to keep a roof over their heads to children without enough food to eat, you can help make a difference.
  • Transforming Veterans' Lives
    September 11, 2013
    To honor the men and women who serve our country, we participated in The Home Depot Foundation’s third annual Celebration of Service, which ran through Veterans Day and consisted of service projects to transform the homes and lives of veterans across the country.
  • Family Relief Nurseries – Stopping Cycles of Child Abuse and Neglect
    September 27, 2013
    A pet therapy dog recently brought joy to kids in Volunteers of America Oregon’s nursery program, which works to strengthen fragile families at serious risk of abusing or neglecting - or permanently losing custody of - their children.
  • Danny's Story, Helping Veterans in Need
    October 15, 2013
    Upon Danny's return home from serving our country, he found himself emotionally changed & facing the challenges that many other veterans do. At Hope Manor I, a home for veterans, Danny is learning how to transition back into civilian life with the supportive care of Volunteers of America Illinois.
  • Providing Affordable Homes for Families with Kids, Seniors and More
    August 16, 2013
    From affordable senior living communities in Ohio to low-income family housing in Alaska, we are one of the nation's largest nonprofit developers and providers of quality, affordable housing. View our recently opened properties.