In The News

  • January 29, 2021

    Millionacres Podcast Features VOA Affordable Housing and Senior Healthcare Services

    Millionacres Podcast Features VOA Affordable Housing and Senior Healthcare Services

  • July 24, 2020

    The New York Times: Providing a Pandemic Safety Net, Nonprofits Need Their Own

    Social service organizations like Volunteers of America, and other nonprofits, continue to be on the front lines during the pandemic providing life-saving resources to those who need it most. Now, many nonprofits are in jeopardy during the current economic crisis and are in need of support.

  • June 11, 2020

    Sharon Wilson-Geno, EVP National Services, on KCBS radio

    Hear from our Executive VP, National Services, Sharon Wilson-Geno on what a second wave of the virus could mean to our older population, and how VOA continues to be on the frontlines of the coronavirus crisis.

  • May 29, 2020

    Volunteers of America Featured on ABC 7 in Washington, D.C.!

    Our very own Jatrice Martel Gaiter, executive vice president of external affairs, spoke with ABC-7 WJLA Anchor Alison Starling on our life-saving work during the COVID-19 pandemic, including addressing the effects of moral injury during this crisis.

  • August 29, 2019

    Dr. Rita Brock Interview on CNN: Moral Injury & COVID-19

    Sr. VP of Moral Injury and Dir. of the Shay Moral Injury Center at Volunteers of America, Dr. Rita Brock spoke to CNN Brooke Baldwin on how moral injury affects nurses, healthcare workers and many others during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • July 31, 2018

    More Americans Are Living in Their Cars Due to High Housing Costs

    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

    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.

  • 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.

  • October 5, 2017

    Home Depot Volunteers Improve Senior Housing Community in Loudon, NH

    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 Improve Veterans Transitional Home in Billings, MT

    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

    Volunteers of America Opposes the Graham/Cassidy Bill

    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

    Supportive Housing Program for Veterans Wins Vanguard Award

    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.