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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October 25, 2016
Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, in partnership with Volunteers of America, today launched a collection of resources specifically designed to support veterans who may be transitioning to the civilian workforce or seeking to enhance their active duty career opportunities. Central to these resources is a new webinar series, which begins today, developed by Sodexo’s Talent Acquisition team.
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 14, 2016
The grant to Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans will help address the critical housing needs of veterans and is part of more than $1.75 million in funding announced for nine Volunteers of America veterans housing programs in eight states. This funding will help improve or build 219 units of housing for veterans, including up to 64 earmarked specifically for women veterans.
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.