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Highlights from Our Inaugural Reach for the Stars Dinner

We are thrilled to share the incredible success of our inaugural Reach for the Stars Dinner on April 3, 2024, at Orpheum Theater. The evening was dedicated to celebrating the transformative impact of our Family Focused Recovery Program and honoring those who have been instrumental in our community. Induction into the Ballington Benefactor Society One of the most significant moments of the evening was the induction ceremony for our esteemed Ballington Benefactors. We were honored to welcome Roy Carubba, Terry & Geneva Forstall, Chuck & Susan Viator, The Bollinger Family Foundation, J. Edgar Monroe Foundation, RosaMary Foundation, and Oscar J….

Senator Cassidy Championed Fiscal Year 2024 Funding

Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana Grateful for Support FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New Orleans, LA, – March 28, 2004 – Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana extends sincere appreciation to U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) for his pivotal role in securing $4,500,000 in the annual appropriations bills for fiscal year 2024. This funding, allocated specifically for facilities and equipment, will significantly bolster Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana’s capacity to provide transformational and impactful community services. Senator Cassidy’s steadfast advocacy and leadership have ensured that essential resources are directed toward addressing the critical needs of Louisiana residents. His commitment to securing funding…

Embracing Independence Through Bowling

In honor of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana (VOASELA) proudly spotlights its Independent Living program and the extraordinary individuals it serves. Over four years, a tight-knit group of individuals has united to revel in a beloved American pastime—bowling. Among them stand Bobby White, Dexter Washington, Joey Hammonds, and Larry Gordon, champions of the VOASELA family for over two decades. Reflecting on his journey, Joey Hammonds expresses profound gratitude, affirming, “VOA has enabled me to relish independence.” Joey’s sentiment encapsulates the ethos of VOASELA’s Independent Living program—a commitment to empowering individuals with developmental disabilities to lead enriching,…

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