Helping America's Most Vulnerable


  • July 27, 2015

    Higher Ground

    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

    Support for a Family's Challenges: Lenox's Story

    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

    An Accessible Home & Peace of Mind: The Sowells' Story

    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.

  • September 16, 2015

    St. Tammany Parish President Issues Proclamation Honoring Direct Support Professionals

    In honor of Direct Support Professionals (DSP) Week (Sept. 13-19), St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister showed her support by presenting Volunteers of America with a proclamation on Tuesday, September 8 honoring the work of Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). DSPs – also referred to as caregivers, personal assistants and direct care or homecare aides –provide daily support services for many Americans.

  • August 31, 2015

    Terraces on Tulane Celebrates National Senior Citizens Day

    On August 21, the senior residents of Terraces on Tulane commemorated National Senior Citizens Day, which celebrates and recognizes the outstanding achievements of senior citizens. Located in Mid-City New Orleans, Terraces on Tulane is a Volunteers of America property that provides one-bedroom apartments for seniors ages 62 and older.

  • August 25, 2015

    The Association of Legal Administrators Hosts Backpack Drive for Local Students in Partnership with Volunteers of America’s Lighthouse Program

    On August 25, volunteers from the Association of Legal Administrators distributed their first batch of backpacks and school supplies to more than 50 local children through Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans’ Lighthouse Program, which provides instruction and enrichment activities for youth outside of the regular school day. The Association of Legal Administrators raised nearly $5,000 to purchase supplies for the students.

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