Volunteers of America touches the lives of 2 million people in 400 communities across the United States each year. Since 1896, our highly-trained and dedicated staff, numbered at over 16,000, and volunteer corps have worked, not only to serve those most in need, but also have strived to innovate and transform the way in which these services are delivered. These human service leaders offer a wealth of expertise in their fields, whether it's providing care and services to low-income seniors, developing and managing affordable housing, finding shelter and services for homeless veterans, or helping those in prison re-build family relationships that lead to successful lives.
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This Is Why We Do What We Do
Volunteers of America is the charity that always steps forward to help the most vulnerable. For over 115 years, we have taken on the most difficult tasks to help the most underserved.
In America, 744,313 people are homeless on any given night. And according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 46.2 million Americans are now living in poverty.
Since World War I, Volunteers of America has provided direct services to veterans and connected them to other organizations that can help.
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October 13, 2016
Faith United Against Alzheimer’s – an UsAgainstAlzheimer’s Coalition mobilizing the faith community in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease – today announced that Volunteers of America has joined the Coalition, a positive step in acknowledging and confronting the devastation Alzheimer’s is wreaking in communities across the nation.
September 1, 2016
Today, The Home Depot Foundation announces it will grow its commitment to veteran-related causes to a quarter of a billion dollars by 2020. The Home Depot Foundation has focused on U.S. military veteran support since 2011. Today's increased commitment will help address continued veteran challenges.
August 8, 2016
The Home Depot Foundation Pledges More Than $1.75 Million to Volunteers of America to Provide Homes and Services to Veterans
The Home Depot® Foundation has pledged more than $1.75 million in new veteran housing grants to address the critical housing needs of former service members. Since beginning its partnership with Volunteers of America in 2011, the foundation has given nearly $11.3 million to improve housing for homeless veterans and their families.
News and Events
May 6, 2016
Blue Butterfly Village, our permanent supportive housing for previously homeless veterans, has won the prestigious Vanguard Award from the National Affordable Housing Management Association. Blue Butterfly Village is on the site of a former naval base and the project was developed with 9% LIHTCs and many other sources, including HUD VASH. Numerous female veterans and their families have had their lives changed by this project.
April 23, 2016
Home Depot volunteers lent their gardening expertise to Volunteers of America Northern Rockies by helping out in their Veterans Honor Garden. There were over 30 volunteers at times throughout the day from both Home Depot and Volunteers of America that took part in the project.
April 13, 2016
Earlier this week, more than 250 Home Depot volunteers and staff helped Volunteers of America Florida create 7,000 hygiene kits for homeless veterans throughout the state of Florida.