200 2nd Ave. S , PMB #436, St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3866
WHO WE ARE
Volunteers of America of Florida is a faith-based, human service organization that has served Florida communities for decades. We are the first to step forward and engage Floridians in need to create positive life changes through compassionate support services. We provide affordable housing and supportive services to homeless veterans, families with children, and individuals coping with mental illness and disabilities, as well as vulnerable seniors. Through our wide range of programs and services, we are able to reduce public expenditures for homelessness, hospitalization, and institutionalization. We focus on results, continually improving the delivery of services to ensure that those we serve to thrive.
It is our philosophy that housing for the elderly should reflect the needs and wants of the persons who reside in the homes. The facility should be capable from both design and operational perspectives to accommodate the changing needs of residents.
Family housing in Volunteers of America communities provides much more than just shelter. In addition to larger units with two, three and four bedrooms, we provide special facilities and services that help to address the needs of both children and their parents. Our family housing communities provide services and activities that reflect the particular characteristics, culture, and needs of the residents who live there.
Housing for Persons with Disabilities
It is our philosophy that housing for persons with disabilities should reflect the needs and wants of the persons who reside in the homes. The facility should be capable from both design and operational perspectives to accommodate the changing needs of residents. Our housing is specifically designed for people with physical or mental disabilities.
Transitional housing is part of a holistic approach to treat underlying social problems that have led to homelessness for individuals and families. The path to self sufficiency, independence and permanent housing begins as caring professionals address obstacles faced by those served in the transitional housing program.
Our approach to behavioral health care is person-centered, based in best practices, focused on positive outcomes, and is nationally accredited. We respect the importance of a self-determined healthy life and have assembled a professional, credentialed team of behavioral health care specialists to serve individuals struggling to regain mental health and a drug-free lifestyle.
Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program
In partnership with the Veterans Employment and Training Services, we support Veterans in Cocoa and south Florida with training and employment. We offer job readiness, training, placement, and follow-up services to target local workforce demands. Veterans participate in job searches, and receive supportive services to ease their return to employment. The program offers both classroom-based learning and on-the-job training. High quality relationships in these communities allow us to give Veterans every opportunity to enter civilian employment.
Vocational Rehabilitation and Ticket to Work Program
We understand the challenges faced by individuals with physical and mental disabilities as they seek and secure employment. Vocational rehabilitation services and the Ticket to Work Program support individuals as they strive to participate in the workplace and experience the pride of meaningful work.
Realizing Recovery: Substance Abuse Aftercare Program
This program is for adults who are at risk of incarceration and acute crisis services such as detox, providing an environment of positive recovery. It assists participants in dealing with barriers to recovery and identifying coping mechanisms that promote both responsibility and self-determination in their choices.
Volunteers of America of Florida engage Floridians in need to create positive life changes through compassionate support services.