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News Releases

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…



  • Hussel Skirt

    Hustle Skirt is a new podcast by Author, Speaker, Business Professional and Economic Equity Expert, Debra W. Gould. Ms. Gould interviews Voris Vigee, President & CEO for Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana and President of Renaissance Neighborhood Development Corporation.


  • Motor City LHC Award

    The Louisiana Housing Corporation recently recognized Renaissance Neighborhood Development Corporation at its board meeting for Motor City Apartments attaining Fortified Gold Standard.


  • Motor City Ribbon Cutting

    Motor City Apartments held its ribbon cutting on May 25, 2023 to introduce the newest apartment community to Baton Rouge.



Helping Over 28,000 People Rebuild Their Lives

Since 1896, Volunteers of America’s ministry of service has supported and empowered America’s most vulnerable people, touching the mind, body and spirit of those we serve. Last year Volunteers of America touched the lives of over 28,000 people in southeast Louisiana area—your neighbors, friends and co-workers among them. We do this through more than 30 programs that help others in their time of need—at-risk youth, elderly, homeless veterans, persons with disabilities and others. We serve some for a short time, offering a hand up to get them back on their feet. For others in great need, we provide a lifetime of services.

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