In The News
July 31, 2018
As CBS News reports, the number of people who live in their cars because they can't find affordable housing is on the rise with the problem increasing in cities with expensive housing markets, including Los Angeles, Portland and San Francisco. This problem is one Volunteers of America Illinois and Volunteers of America, Dakotas are all too familiar with.
May 15, 2018
More than 100 leaders from the human services, veterans, caregiving, faith and corporate communities came together May 15 to celebrate the launch of Volunteers of America’s new book: “The Momentum of Hope: Personal Stories of Moral Injury.” The book is part of our moral injury initiative through which we will explore the effects of moral injury and ways we can reach those affected.
December 13, 2017
On December 13, 2017, Volunteers of America broke ground on Parque para la Tercera Edad (Park for the Third Age) situated in the city center of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Volunteers of America has had a presence in Puerto Rico since 2007 with community corrections and housing programs and is excited to be partnering on this new park.
November 4, 2017
Local Baton Rouge area Home Depot volunteers helped spruce up Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge’s affordable housing apartments by putting up a new privacy fence, installing a decorative railing, adding raised garden beds and re-landscaping the flower beds.
October 5, 2017
Home Depot employees recently volunteered their time building a gazebo for the senior residents of Volunteers of America Northern New England’s Richard Brown House, an affordable housing community for low-income seniors.
September 22, 2017
Home Depot volunteers painted, built closets and provided new stoves to Independence Hall, a 20-bed men's transitional housing facility located in Billings, MT for honorably discharged veterans. The facility operates 24 hours a day and includes a full kitchen, a laundry room, dining and living space which includes a TV area, computer & resource room, a conference room and an outside area.
September 18, 2017
Sixteen patient and provider groups oppose the proposal put forward by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Dean Heller (R-Nev.), and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) that will negatively impact patients’ access to adequate and affordable health coverage and care.
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.