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  • When Disaster Struck, Volunteers of America Found an Innovative Way to Help

    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.

  • Committed to Serve the Vulnerable and Frail

    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.

  • Helping Transform the Life of a Young Man with Asperger's

    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.

  • Camia

    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.

  • Helping Make the Dream of Becoming a Nurse a Reality

    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.

  • Financial Assistance Ensures a Grandfather Can Care for His Grandkids

    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.

  • A Safe and Stable Home

    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.

  • How One Dog Changed Lives at A Senior Center

    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.

  • A Home for the Homeless

    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.

  • “Veterans do not live in their cars.”

    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.