125 Faces of VOA

stories of volunteers

Stories of Volunteers: Kelly

“I did not go home to my family for over 2 months, just because I wanted to keep them safe. I’ve missed my loved ones and my home.”

stories of volunteers
stories of volunteers


“Every day, I’m helping women just like me. As the Intake Specialist, I’m like the front door. And I can relate to people because I’ve been there.”


“The hospital staff tells me that I have a great, positive attitude. The staff and nurses made me a special ‘Best Patient Award’.”

stories of homelessness

Stories of Homelessness: Charmaine

“This time around I saw I needed help and eventually sought out the help for myself because it was the first time I felt people around me genuinely wanted to see me win.”

Pastor Al

“I was the first ex-con to be allowed Chaplaincy at the same prison that locked me up for years.”

Wayne Miller

“Treatment is for a season, but God and recovery are for a lifetime.”

stories of homelessness


“I’ve always loved helping people. Having been in a situation where I had to depend on others has made me more determined to continue to help people as much as I can.”

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