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  • September 29, 2017

    Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria Impacted Our Clients

    In our line of business, we are accustomed to helping those most in need overcome challenges and rebuild lives. That’s hard work even under the best of circumstances; so imagine how much harder that task becomes at times of devastating natural disaster. During the past month, three places where Volunteers of America provides services have been significantly damaged by powerful hurricanes.

  • September 18, 2017

    Bringing the Excitement of Birthday Parties to Homeless Kids

    While we at Volunteers of America help those of all ages and walks of life, children experiencing poverty or homelessness are often the most heart-wrenching. They often were born into their situations, and are also the most powerless to change their lives for the better. These kids lose out on many of the childhood memories that others take for granted.

  • August 31, 2017

    Donate to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

    Flood waters recede in Houston, but the impact of Hurricane Harvey is going to be felt for years to come. Homes, belongings, even lives — washed away in a historical storm. The Texas community is coming together in the aftermath and your gift can help Volunteers of America as we provide emergency relief and rebuilding assistance to many in this proud city.

  • July 31, 2017

    No American, Young or Old, Should Be Forgotten

    ​Independence Day provides an opportunity every year to honor those serving in the military and reflect upon the sacrifices made to defend our country and its freedoms. While our thoughts naturally go to those currently serving, we shouldn’t forget to think about those who returned home and fell on hard times.

  • July 25, 2017

    A Bipartisan Healthcare Bill Needs to be Fully Vetted in Public

    Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced that the Senate will hold a procedural vote as early as this afternoon (July 25, 2017) to force the Senate to start debating a healthcare bill. Yet there is actually no bill that has been shared with the Senate, forcing Members to agree to move forward on something they haven’t even seen.

  • June 28, 2017

    The Working Poor: Helping Low-Income Families End Multi-Generational Poverty

    One of Volunteers of America’s greatest strengths is our diversity. Our work touches a wide variety of needs, including homelessness, addiction, disability and incarceration. One group we have served throughout our history is those people considered to be the “working poor,” who often struggle to support their families while overcoming limited education and multiple generations of poverty.

  • May 29, 2017

    At Every Stage of a Mother's Life, We're There

    While mothers represent pillars of love and support, we must never forget that often mothers need to be cared for, too. We see this at every level of service we offer at Volunteers of America. Many of our programs for low-income families focus on supporting single mothers with young children who need affordable housing, child care and other help.

  • April 26, 2017

    Helping 1.4 Million People Through Programs Staffed by Full-Time Professionals and Volunteers

    The work we perform centers on those who volunteer their hearts, minds and spirits in support of our mission. This includes two special groups of people – our employees and those unpaid people engaged in what we think of more traditionally as “volunteer work.”

  • March 31, 2017

    We Recognize the Key Role Women Play in Strengthening Our Society

    March commemorates Women's History Month. International Women's Day and the anniversary of Volunteers of America's founding also happen to both land on March 8 – how appropriate for an organization co-founded by a strong, trailblazing woman far ahead of her time.

  • February 27, 2017

    Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

    This time of year, notions of love get wrapped up in the trappings of Valentine's Day, with its hearts and cupids and romantic proclamations. Unfortunately, all too often when people think of love, this is all that comes to mind … the superficial, rather than deeper and more long-lasting expressions of love. With love, it doesn't matter so much what you say but rather what you do.