About Us

Volunteers of America transforms the lives of more than 63,000 persons in need each year. Through a variety of helping programs in 16 south Louisiana parishes, we focus on children, families, persons with disabilities and seniors.

From adoption to mentoring for at-risk youth to helping veterans who are homeless, we touch lives and build community, delivering personalized care to each individual we serve.

Our organization is a locally managed, locally governed affiliate of Volunteers of America national, one of the country's oldest, largest, most comprehensive human service charities.

We serve Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington, Terrebonne, LaFourche, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. James, St. Mary, Assumption, Livingston and St. Helena Parishes.

Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans began working on the streets of New Orleans soon after our national organization was founded in 1896. The first mission of these pioneers was helping women and children in poverty. Always extending a hand up, Volunteers of America has evolved over the decades to meet our area’s deepest human needs.

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Volunteers of America Programs

Adoption
Creates loving families through adoption, unites children in foster care with adoptive parents,serves birthparents, adoptive parents and community.

Auto Donation
Supports program services through donations of used cars, trucks, boats and RVs.

Community Living Services
Community homes for adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Crisis Response Program
Helps persons experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties, with the goal of preventing suicides, in St. Tammany Parish

Elderly Protective Services
Prevents, remedies, halts or hinders abuse and neglect of seniors.

Faith In Action
Volunteers help St.Tammany seniors stay safe at home by providing transportation, help with housekeeping and other services.

Family Resource Center
Serves at-risk children and families with supportive services.

Health Services Support
Case management and services for persons with HIV/AIDS in NorthShore parishes.

Lighthouse
Promotes academic achievement and character-building among children and their families through after school and summer enrichment.

Mental Health Services
Serves persons with chronic mental illness who are homeless by helping them live independently.

Mentoring Children of Promise
Adult mentors support children of incarcerated parents with friendship and role-modeling.

Permanent Supportive Housing
Helps person and families with low incomes and disabilities secure safe and secure housing.

Repairs On Wheels
Minor home repairs to senior home owners in Orleans and Jefferson.

Residential Re-entry Program
Prepares former offenders for release by helping with family relationships, employment, and drug abstinence.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Service opportunities for adult volunteers over age 55 in St. Tammany.

Senior Housing
Provides affordable apartments and service coordination for fixed income seniors.

Single Room Occupancy (SRO)
Two facilities offer permanent housing, case management, employment and other support services to formerly homeless persons in recovery from substance abuse.

Supported Living Services
Helps persons with disabilities live independently.

Supportive Housing & Case Management
Serving homeless persons with disabilities on the Northshore.

Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Provides case management and supportive services for low income veteran families.

Veterans Transitional Housing Program
Housing and support services to help veterans who are homeless rebuild their lives.

Volunteer Services
Meaningful opportunities to youth, adults, seniors and groups. Serves as the community-wide coordinator for volunteers helping with the recovery.

Workforce Housing
Provides safe, affordable housing for families, seniors and persons with disabilities.


Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans is a non-profit human service organization that helps people in need throughout 16 parishes in southeast Louisiana. You can help by donating your vehicle, stocks and mutual funds, life insurance, or making a bequest in your will or planned gift. Volunteering your time is also an invaluable way to contribute. Sign up today to learn more about our programs and services. 

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