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  • March 3, 2016

    The Effect of Moral Injury: Bobby’s Story

    “This place is helping me become independent. I can relate to a lot of the other veterans here. I’m working on managing my PTSD, other issues, and doing a lot of processing, cognitive behavioral therapy, which really helps me survive in the real world, " Bobby, a Volunteers of America client and veteran.

  • February 1, 2016

    Helping Veterans in Their Fight Against PTSD

    What makes Jim stand out to the veterans living at the Volunteers of America shelters in Los Angeles is that he's been right where they are. Meet Jim, a veteran of the Iraq war who went from receiving help to giving it by becoming an employee of Volunteers of America.

  • December 4, 2015

    A Thanksgiving - and Christmas - Miracle

    As employees of Volunteers of America, we are blessed to be able to witness miracle moments when we see just how much our support means for the veterans, seniors and families we serve. Here is one such moment when a single mom's Thanksgiving was brightened as was her Christmas when she found employment that December.

  • December 3, 2015

    Sharing Her Dream with Homeless Teens

    Teased, bullied, shunned. Who knew better than Nasya Mancini how empowering acting could be for kids like her? She now teaches acting to homeless children living at a Volunteers of America family shelter in Reno.

  • December 2, 2015

    A Family's Christmas is Saved

    As employees of Volunteers of America, we are blessed to be able to witness miracle moments when we see just how much our support means for the veterans, seniors and families we serve. Here is one such moment about a blended family with five children whose Christmas was saved.

  • December 1, 2015

    Paying It Forward - A Veteran's Story

    ​As employees of Volunteers of America, we are blessed to be able to witness miracle moments when we see just how much our support means for the veterans, seniors and families we serve. Here is how one employee, himself a veteran, is helping his fellow veterans.

  • November 24, 2015

    Teens and Seniors Spend Time Together - and Fun Ensues

    As employees of Volunteers of America, we are blessed to be able to witness miracle moments when we see just how much our support means for the veterans, seniors and families we serve. Here is one such moment when an employee enjoyed watching teens and seniors interact and having fun together.

  • November 20, 2015

    Fragile, Older Veteran Finally Has a Place to Call Home

    As employees of Volunteers of America, we are blessed to be able to witness miracle moments when we see just how much our support means for the veterans, seniors and families we serve. Here is one such moment when a fragile, older veteran was helped with finding housing.

  • November 18, 2015

    From Chronically Homeless to Crying Tears of Joy

    ​As employees of Volunteers of America, we are blessed to be able to witness miracle moments when we see just how much our support means for the veterans, seniors and families we serve. A chronically homeless gentleman's joy at being told he now has a home after 13 years of homelessness, brightens our day.

  • November 4, 2015

    One Kindness Changes Everything for a Homeless Teen

    How one teen’s Christmas miracle inspired another’s life of service.

    Bridget was a teen that wanted to give back and she’d just started volunteering at a Volunteers of America homeless youth shelter in Spokane, Washington when something happened that changed everything.