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  • 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.

  • April 28, 2016

    Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans Receives $25,000 Grant from the Walmart Foundation to Benefit Healthy Lifestyle Choices for Children

    Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans is honored to announce that the Walmart Foundation has granted $25,000 to the organization’s Healthy Lifestyle Choices for Children project, an initiative of Volunteers of America’s Fresh Food Factor Program. Funds will be used to support nutrition and healthy lifestyle education among approximately 800 disadvantaged, low-income children and their families in Orleans Parish.

  • April 22, 2016

    Volunteers of America Honors RSVP Volunteers

    In celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 10-16), Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans’ senior RSVP Volunteers gathered for an annual recognition luncheon celebrating more than 43,000 hours of community service in 2015. The RSVP luncheon was held at the Fleur de Lis Event Center in Mandeville on Saturday, April 16.

  • April 13, 2016

    Volunteers of America Celebrates Grand Opening of Oscar J. Tolmas Veterans Center

    Supporters and affiliates of Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans gathered on April 13, 2016, for a dedication ceremony commemorating the opening of the Oscar J. Tolmas Veterans Center. Located in Uptown New Orleans at 3801 Pitt Street, the facility provides transitional housing and rehabilitation services for 20 homeless Veterans in the Greater New Orleans area.

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