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  • September 12, 2016

    Crisis Response Program Aided by St. Tammany Parish Deputy Sheriff's Association

    Sgt. Trinity Graves, on behalf of the St. Tammany Deputy Sheriff's Association, presented Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans with a donation of $1,500, which will help the organization provide lifesaving crisis response services across the Parish. Participating in the presentation were (left to right) Major Wharton Muller, Deputy Chief Tiffany Carrasco, Sheriff Randy Smith, Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans North Shore Services Director Ty Bartel, Sergeant Trinity Graves, Lt. Sammy O'Keefe and Deputy Chief Danny Culpepper.

  • September 9, 2016

    RSVP Volunteers Commemorate 9-11, Place American Flags on 800+ Gravesites at Veterans Cemetery in Slidell

    More than 20 seniors from Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans’ Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) visited the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery to place flags on the graves of our fallen heroes. The volunteers – many are Veterans themselves – were honored with a 9/11 commemorative lapel pin at the beginning of the event. Afterwards, the volunteers offered silent prayers and grateful thanks, some even saluting their fallen counterparts, as they placed American flags upon each gravesite at the cemetery.

  • September 8, 2016

    The Home Depot Foundation Announces $150,000 Grant to Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans to Provide Quality Veterans Housing in Covington, La.

    The Home Depot® Foundation announced a $150,000 grant to Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans to address the critical housing needs of U.S. military veterans. This grant is part of more than $1.75 million in funding announced for nine Volunteers of America veterans housing programs in eight states. This funding will help improve or build 219 units of housing for veterans, including up to 64 earmarked specifically for women veterans, and is part of a larger Volunteers of America initiative which will impact 883 units of housing.


  • 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.

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