July 27, 2015
The duties of Direct Support Professionals are challenging in stable times—with the skills and dedication needed to care for those with disabilities. But what the Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans staff displayed during the arduous, heart-wrenching times of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita was commitment to their consumers that transcended the call of work and entered the domain of family. In addition to the demanding tasks of securing housing and safety for their own families they worked hard to provide services, comfort, and hope to the most vulnerable in our community.
June 9, 2015
Volunteers of America is a leader in helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities lead independent, meaningful lives. See how one family was able to keep their son living at home with the help of our Supported Living Services program.
June 9, 2015
Health issues and a lack of home handicap access caused stress and isolation for Mr. Sowell. But thanks to a ramp built by Volunteers of America's Repairs on Wheels program, Mr. and Mrs. Sowell now enjoy greater mobility around their home and a better, safer standard of living.
July 24, 2015
Volunteers of America and Renaissance Neighborhood Development Corporation have opened a new apartment community on Synergy Center Boulevard in Terrebonne Parish. Bayou Cane Apartment Homes, which feature amenities developed around the natural environment, has 82 one- and two-bedroom garden-style apartment homes. Approximately half of the units have already been leased, and the organization is eager to complete leasing.
July 21, 2015
Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans announces Wayne M. Baquet, Jr. as Board Chair and welcomes Fred Myers and Chanel Lagarde to its Board of Directors.
July 9, 2015
Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans Receives $125,000 Grant From The Home Depot Foundation to Help Veterans
The Home Depot® Foundation pledged a $125,000 grant to Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans to address the critical housing needs of U.S. military veterans. This grant is part of $1.6 million in grants announced for 10 Volunteers of America homeless veterans programs in seven states that will be used to refurbish or build 354 housing units for vulnerable veterans.
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