Volunteers of America touches the lives of almost 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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Pro golfer Cheyenne Woods from the LPGA teamed up with Volunteers of America to promote our hard work helping America's most vulnerable people. Volunteers of America is proud to be the title sponsor of the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout, the only LPGA tour stop in the state of Texas. The tournament features the best female golfers in the world and Cheyenne is one of them.
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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September 7, 2017
In response to the devastation caused by flooding in the Houston area, Volunteers of America has established the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund to provide emergency relief and rebuilding assistance for those in need.
July 25, 2017
Volunteers of America partnered with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to understand and treat the effects of “moral injury” suffered by American veterans and others who have experienced life-changing trauma. The foundation recently invested almost $1 million to help Volunteers of America establish the “Spiritual Resilience Training Program."
July 18, 2017
Volunteers of America is part of a coalition of national nonprofit organizations dedicated to preserving affordable health care. The coalition has published a statement urging Congress not to repeal the Affordable Care Act without replacing it with equal or better coverage.
News and Events
March 6, 2017
We are greatly honored to partner with the LPGA on the 2017 Volunteers of America Texas Shootout. The tournament kicks off April 24, and runs through April 30. Come watch the world's top female golfers compete for a $1.3 million purse at the only LPGA tour event in the state of Texas, which provides critical funds to support Volunteers of America's mission of helping those in need.
May 6, 2016
Blue Butterfly Village, our permanent supportive housing for previously homeless veterans, has won the prestigious Vanguard Award. 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.