January 22, 2018
Catastrophic flooding in Baton Rouge left residents looking for answers, so Volunteers of America met them in the library
The questions the local Baton Rouge libraries where getting became more urgent.
January 17, 2018
This is a first-person account from an employee about her experiences during Volunteer of America's Project Esperanza initiative. Project Esperanza was one of many relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Our work on the island is ongoing.
September 22, 2017
Asperger’s Syndrome: How One Young Man Developed His Independence
Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana transforms the life of a young man with Asperger's by helping him gain his independence.
June 26, 2017
A case manager shares an inspiring spoken word piece from a child's point of view
A Volunteers of America case manager wrote the following from the view of a child in one of our foster care programs. The family struggled, but Camia is reunited at home with her mom and siblings.
June 23, 2017
In the midst of changing career paths, Christine lost her job and her car. Would she also have to sacrifice her dream of doing something that mattered?
Learn how Volunteers of America Michigan helped Christine achieve her dream of becoming a nurse.
May 11, 2017
Mel became the caretaker of his two beautiful grandkids who were diagnosed with autism and cancer. Mel's son and his former daughter-in-law were unable to afford the children's doctor appointments, therapy sessions, and surgeries, so Mel happily stepped in, stating, “I am so thankful for the privilege and opportunity to try to help them build their futures.” Learn how we're helping this family thrive.
April 11, 2017
After returning home from multiple combat tours in Iraq, Raven and her daughter became homeless. At a homeless shelter, a staff member told Raven about Volunteers of America Greater Los Angeles' Blue Butterfly Village, a townhouse community for formerly homeless female veterans and now Raven and her daughter have a safe and stable home.
March 24, 2017
The runt of his litter, Jack wasn't Laura's ideal candidate to serve as a therapy dog at the senior center where she worked—or was he?
Learn more about Jack and his handler, Roger, a 90-year-old retired veterinarian and World War II vet.
March 1, 2017
Hope. At the Family Motel, it’s one thing that’s never in short supply.
Be inspired by this story of how the Family Motel, an emergency shelter run by Volunteers of America Colorado, is impacting the lives of the most vulnerable among us.
January 11, 2017
Living in his car, blind with cataracts, Bill had survived one of the worse winters in Maine’s history. A friend found him one day and told him, “Veterans do not live in their cars.” Learn how Volunteers of America Northern New England's transitional housing for veterans is helping Bill thrive.