Helping America's most vulnerable®

2017 Annual Report

Video Transcript

There is a fine line that runs through all of our lives.

It separates our despair from hope, failure from success, loss from restoration.

Look around you. There is an even finer line between perception and reality.

  • The homeless man you see on the street could be a decorated serviceman.
  • The little girl the other kids make fun of lives in a shelter with her family.
  • The elderly lady who must choose between paying for medicine or food.
  • The young teen who has been in and out of foster homes, believing no one cares.

Every year, for more than a century, Volunteers of America has lifted up the well being of those we serve through its hundreds of programs and services across the country and Puerto Rico.

Volunteers of America specializes in erasing the fine lines that pose barriers to people’s successes. We remove the stigma associated with poverty, homelessness, unemployment, and anything else that puts people at the margins.

Wherever you see the Volunteers of America “V,” you know that the lines of despair, failure, and loss are being erased. We are helping others draw their own pictures of success, and it begins with compassion.