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  • November 4, 2015

    Mr. Hawkins’ Wish List, A Senior’s Holiday Miracle

    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

    Silvia Sees New Hope for Christmas

    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

    The “Thank You” Melanie Needed

    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

    "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.

  • October 15, 2015

    A Good Neighbor Inspired by God's Love

    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

    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.

  • August 26, 2015

    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.

  • April 26, 2015

    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.

  • September 2, 2014

    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.

  • August 4, 2014

    Providing So Much More Than Child Care

    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.