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  • "Since that lost night..."

    Stories of living your faith through service

    An anonymous letter from a neighbor in need hits home the impact of faithful service.

  • The Difference Kindness Makes

    After 49 years living in a state institution due to her intellectual disability, Maggie’s biggest challenge arrived the day she was “de-institutionalized” and recommended for transfer to a community-based residential facility.

  • Out of the Shadows

    Stories From Those We've Helped

    Five Volunteers of America clients, in their own words, explain how we helped them through some tough times in their lives.

  • Brandon Hall — A Transitional Home of Hope for Veterans

    Lester Talieferro, homeless and a veteran, was helped by Volunteers of America Indiana’s Brandon Hall, a transitional residential facility with 49 beds for veterans in Indianapolis that also provides employment resources and a case manager to help veterans thrive.

  • Changing Lives—One Remodel at A Time

    Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana's Repairs on Wheels is a home remodeling program for the elderly and persons with disabilities that helps people live with greater dignity and safety. Licensed contractors and staff have been transforming lives in this way for years.

  • Helping a Single Mom Achieve Homeownership

    A single mom of two girls, Whitney entered Volunteers of America Colorado’s residential program aimed at homeownership that provides income-based rent and assistance with saving and planning for buying a home.

  • Helping Homeless Teens Become Independent

    Volunteers of America Colorado’s Bannock Youth Center helps homeless youth, not only find a place to live, but also work towards gaining skills to allow them to live independently. Teens like Rhetta Grey who had lived in over a dozen different places in two years and was struggling to finish high school.

  • Transitional Living Facility Residents Become Artists

    At the Luhman Center for Supportive Living, a Volunteers of America Southwest transitional living facility for male adults with mental illness, many have felt a sense of isolation and discouragement as well as a lack of engagement in social activities. In order to break the feeling of alienation among these men, an art program was introduced.

  • Help for a Young Veteran

    Homeless to College Graduate

    Volunteers of America helped Deltric, a young homeless veteran, graduate from college and get his life back on track.

  • From Homelessness to a Master's Degree

    The Impact of The Home Depot Foundation on a Veteran's Life

    With the help of Volunteers of America and The Home Depot Foundation, John Saunders, a veteran, went from homelessness to a Master's Degree.