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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.

For media-related inquiries, please contact David Burch, Senior Director, Communications, at dburch@voa.org or (703) 341-5054.

VIDEOS

  • 122 Years of Helping Those in Need

    Since 1896, Volunteers of America has been helping America's most vulnerable men, women and children. And 122 years later, we have almost 16,000 paid, professional employees dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives. Learn more about our name and what “volunteer” meant back in 1896 when we were founded..

  • 46.2 Million Americans Live in Poverty

    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.

  • Moral Injury and Collective Healing

    The emerging issue of moral injury has been most often associated with returning military personnel. However, Volunteers of America believes this construct extends beyond the military setting, requiring more investigation into how to identify and treat moral injury among diverse populations.

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News Releases

  • October 30, 2017

    Old American Golf Club to Host 2018 Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic

    LPGA and event officials announced that the Old American Golf Club in The Colony will host the Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic this April 30 – May 6, 2018. The official LPGA tournament will feature 144 of the world’s top talent in a four-day stroke-play event, vying for a $1.3 million purse.

  • September 7, 2017

    Hurricane Harvey Recovery Fund to Help Houston-Area Clients and Staff Displaced by Flooding

    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

    Helping Those Struggling with Moral Injuries

    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."

News and Events

  • May 15, 2018

    Volunteers of America Publishes Book of Personal Stories on Moral Injury

    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 by it.

  • December 13, 2017

    Volunteers of America Breaks Ground on Park in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico

    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

    Home Depot Spruces Up Local Baton Rouge Affordable Housing Apartments

    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.