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  • November 16, 2018

    Veterans Corps Pinning Ceremony Held in Mandeville

    Volunteers of American Southeast Louisiana recently hosted a special Veterans Corps Pinning Ceremony and breakfast to honor senior citizens who are military veterans in its Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). The ceremony was held at the Windsor Senior Living Community in Mandeville. There are currently 49 members in the Veterans Corps, with an additional 8 additional members added this year.

  • November 14, 2018

    Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana Renames Veterans Pavilion to Honor Oscar J. Tolmas

    Supporters and affiliates of Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana gathered on Tuesday, November 13, to commemorate Veterans Day and rename the Veterans Transitional Housing Facility in honor of Oscar J. Tolmas, a lifelong resident of New Orleans and WWII veteran. A $1 million donation from the Oscar J. Tolmas Charitable Trust is making it possible for Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana to continue to provide — and enhance — critical services to vulnerable veterans in the New Orleans community for years to come.

  • November 12, 2018

    Carousel Party Hosted for National Adoption Month

    In celebration of National Adoption Month, Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana hosted its annual Carousel Party from 9:30 – 11 AM on Saturday, November 10. Dozens of families brought together through Volunteers of America’s Adoption Program enjoyed carousel rides in the New Orleans City Park Carousel Gardens and celebrated their unique families.


  • 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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