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  • July 2, 2018

    Rupa Jolly DDS and Christy Ross Join Board of Directors

    Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana welcomes new board members Christy Ross and Dr. Rupa Jolly, DDS. The 2018-2109 Board of Directors is comprised of M. Isabel Barrios; Nathan J. Junius; David Konur; Fred H. Myers; Leonard D. Simmons, Jr.; Lynn Swanson; Chuck Viator; and James M. LeBlanc, president and CEO. Board officers for the 2018-2019 term include Geoffrey C. Artigues, chair; Christy M. Howley Connois, chair-elect; Chanel Lagarde, secretary; Tod Smith, treasurer; and Wayne Baquet Jr., immediate past chair.

  • June 25, 2018

    ​Volunteers of America Awarded Grant to Create 122 New Apartment Homes in Baton Rouge

    Volunteers of America has been awarded $5.7 million in Community Development Block Grant funds to develop 122 new apartment homes for families and veterans in Baton Rouge’s historically and culturally significant Spanish Town neighborhood. The funding was received from the Louisiana Housing Corporation (LHC) as part of its 2016 flood disaster recovery efforts.

  • June 6, 2018

    ​Volunteers of America Presents Highest Honor to Mark Ingram

    Volunteers of America concluded its National Conference on June 5, 2018, with an award dinner at the National World War II Museum that honored several local community leaders and philanthropic organizations. Honorees included New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram II, The Advocate owner and publisher John Georges, New Orleans business leader David Fennelly, and the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust.


  • July 30, 2018

    Feeding Young Minds: Fresh Food Factor offers a healthy start to school day

    Volunteers of America’s Fresh Food Factor ensures that local schoolchildren start their school day with a healthy breakfast and lunch. Cruz is just one of the thousands of school children who enjoy nutritious meals each day to nourish their mind, body and souls.

  • July 23, 2018

    Mentor of Hope: Dominque offers unique bond with Region and Reign

    ​Dominque is a mentor with Volunteers of America’s Mentoring Children of Promise Program. The program offers mentoring services to at-risk youth and youth with a parent incarcerated. Dominque is a key figure in the lives of her mentees, Region and Reign, to help ensure they can overcome life’s struggles.

  • July 16, 2018

    Eugene’s Journey: Living Independently with Volunteers of America

    Eugene came to Volunteers of America more than 30 years ago after his mother could no longer provide him with the proper care. Thanks to our Supported Living Services Program, Eugene is able to live a full, independent life.

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