November 4, 2015
Without our loved ones, the holiday season that should feel like the most wonderful time of the year, can end up being one of the loneliest - especially for seniors. It happened to Mr. Hawkins, a retired school teacher, but we were there to help. No matter our age, we all deserve to see our Christmas dreams come true.
November 3, 2015
With a contagious smile and a penchant for conversation, nine-year-old Silvia eagerly tried on frames for her new glasses—-glasses her family could not have provided without the kindness of Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans’ Christmas Wish Project. Find out why a perfect pair of purple glasses was her holiday miracle.
November 2, 2015
Like many veterans who have courageously served our country, Melanie came home expecting honor, dignity and the chance to build a new life with her two children. Instead she found unexpected hardships.
October 15, 2015
Stories of living your faith through service
An anonymous letter from a neighbor in need hits home the impact of faithful service.
October 15, 2015
In his career as a social worker, Carl has worked with many clients. But Stella is special. She is like family. Carl, one of our employees and a facilitator in the Supported Independent Living Services program in our New Orleans office, has been helping and working with Stella who has intellectual disabilities for more than 26 years!
October 14, 2015
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.
August 26, 2015
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.
April 26, 2015
Homeless to College Graduate
Volunteers of America helped Deltric, a young homeless veteran, graduate from college and get his life back on track.
September 2, 2014
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.
August 4, 2014
Volunteers of America, Dakotas offers quality, affordable child care for families at all income levels, ensuring the social, emotional and academic development of young children. Learn how, for one family, they provided peace and security during a very traumatic and emotional time.