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February 19, 2021
Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana’s Annual GolfStar Classic tees off March 9. The annual event benefits the organization’s Adoption and Maternity program, which has created "Forever Families" through adoption for more than 75 years.
January 25, 2021
The Louisiana Housing Corporation board recently approved a $16 million bond allocation for Renaissance Neighborhood Development Corporation to develop 110 affordable rental units in East Baton Rouge parish. The Motor City Apartments will be located on an entire city block in mid-city Baton Rouge and is preserving a historic auto dealership by interweaving it with a new, four-story building. The aim of the development is to assist working families, households with children, seniors, and people with disabilities find affordable housing.
December 14, 2020
Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana announced the promotion of three staff members and the additional hire of another.
October 27, 2020
Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana’s Melissa Haley Elected as 14th President of the National Association of Black Social Workers
The members of the National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW) announced the election of Melissa Haley as their 14th national president. Haley is the Director of Supportive Services at Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana. In her current role at Volunteers of America, she manages the behavioral health and permanent supportive housing services for vulnerable populations, including veterans, throughout the 16 parishes served by the agency.
October 20, 2020
Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana announces the selection of Voris Roberts Vigee as the new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2021. Vigee is currently Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana’s Executive Vice President of Programs. She is an accomplished leader and has been with the organization for over 25 years. Vigee has three decades of nonprofit experience and has been integral in developing, designing, implementing and managing innovative programs while at the organization.
September 23, 2020
Volunteers of America Fresh Food Factor announces that the agency is seeking formal competitive bids from broad line vendors for food ingredients that will enable Fresh Food Factor to serve breakfast, lunch, snack and supper meals to schools that participate in the National School Lunch Program, Summer Food Service Program and the Child and Adult Care Food Program using United States Department of Agriculture funding.
September 21, 2020
Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) hosted a special food drive in honor of the National Day of Service in remembrance of 9/11 on September 11, 2020. The volunteers collected 10,784 pounds of much-needed food. This was the first food drive facilitated by RSVP.
June 1, 2020
Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana Inc. is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible children without charge. Acceptance and participating requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:
May 4, 2020
The Veterans Administration has provided much-needed additional funding to assist veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana was recently awarded a three-month, $1.1 million grant for its Supportive Services for Veterans Families program to provide support to qualified veterans who are in need of temporary financial assistance to pay their rent and utility payments because of COVID-19 and currently living anywhere in Louisiana.
November 11, 2019
Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana hosted a special Veterans Corps Pinning Ceremony and breakfast on Veterans Day to honor senior citizens who are military veterans in its Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.