Volunteers of America is the charity that always steps forward to help the most vulnerable rebuild their lives. For over 120 years we have taken on the most difficult tasks to help the most underserved. With more than 30 programs in Northern New England, we strive to end homelessness, restore hope and build communities for children and young adults, veterans, seniors, adults living with mental illness, and adults involved in the criminal justice system.
Volunteers of America has several locations for affordable housing throughout North New England.
Volunteers of America Northern New England provides services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. We believe that each among us is unique and valuable, and we encourage growth by honoring personal strengths and choices. Our goal is to help those we support live full and happy lives and foster independence in their community.
Youth & Young Adult Services
VOA recognizes that these are difficult and uncertain times. Some individuals may find themselves in circumstances beyond their control, such as an unsafe place to stay or perhaps you find yourself without a place to live. VOA is here to offer hope and help by connecting Youth and Young Adults (YYA), ages 18-24 in these situations with an opportunity to take control of their life and circumstances.
Camp POSTCARD (Police Officers Striving To Create And Reinforce Dreams) is a free week-long program for Maine kids. Counselors are volunteer Police Officers from across Maine. Sheriffs, Troopers and Municipal Officers all come together to mentor and encourage kids while improving their perceptions of law enforcement.
At Volunteers of America Northern New England, we have made it a focus to help veterans. Assessing the needs in our community, Volunteers of America has recognized the number of veterans and their families who have faced homelessness and hard times. Through our veterans’ programs and our partnerships with other veteran-serving organizations across Maine, Volunteers of America connects veterans and their families with services and assistance to meet each individual’s specific needs.
Since 1896, Volunteers of America has championed the humane treatment of prisoners and has provided services to help offenders successfully transition from prison to productive life in the community. Backed by its previous legacy of services, Volunteers of America’s correctional professionals of today continue to develop innovative evidence-based service models to serve the disconnected and socially disadvantaged persons re-entering society after periods of incarceration.
Volunteers of America (VOA) is a movement inspired by faith and love to end poverty, improve community well-being, and uplift all people to lead lives of purpose and meaning. Over a hundred and twenty-five years ago, people inspired by faith established VOA as a ‘church without walls’ and committed themselves to serving their neighbors who were living in poverty. Today, VOA continues to serve under-resourced communities and measures its success in positive changes in the lives of those we serve. We seek to serve the needs of the whole person—body, mind and spirit.
Moral injury is a relatively recent term used to describe a crisis that soldiers have faced for centuries, the internal suffering that results from doing something against your moral code. In essence it is a wound to the conscience.
We serve individuals who are 18 years or older and who have been diagnosed with persistent mental illness or co-occurring conditions. Our programs welcome people whose behaviors have frustrated the best efforts of other care givers. We use evidence-based programming to foster new thinking, attitudes and behaviors that lead to positive personal changes, independence, maturity and self-responsibility.
Recovery is a journey, and Twilight Drive Recovery House is only a step along that path to personal freedom from addiction. It is a lifelong process with a beginning but no end. Join us as we travel the road of recovery. Learn from us as we learn from you. Recovery as individuals only succeeds when we work together.
Volunteers of America Northern New England
Volunteers of America Northern New England inspire self-sufficiency, dignity, and hope by providing critical health and human services to thousands of vulnerable individuals and families across Northern New England.