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  • September 24, 2019

    Volunteers of America meet with Gov. John Bel Edwards

    Monday, September 23, 2019, was a special day in Baton Rouge as our Director of Supported Living Services Heather Matthews had the chance to meet Governor John Bel Edwards. The Governor spoke about the importance of organizations like Volunteers of America that enable individuals with disabilities to thrive in our community. We are grateful to him for his support of our consumers and the staff who serve them every day! Also pictured are David Kneipp (second from left) and Eboness Black (right) from Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge.

  • September 19, 2019

    Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana Receives $2.5 million SAMHSA Grant

    Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana was recently awarded a five-year, $2.5 million grant from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This grant, which beings on September 30, 2019, focuses on helping people living with, or at a high risk of, contracting HIV.

  • May 27, 2019

    News Release: Summer Food Service Program Open Sites

    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 18, 2019

    Volunteers of America Brings Community Together for Cleanup Day in New Orleans East

    Nearly 100 volunteers from Home Depot joined Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana, Councilwoman Cyndi Nguyen, and the East New Orleans Neighborhood Advisory Commission (ENONAC) on Saturday, May 18 to participate in a community-wide cleanup initiative in New Orleans East.

  • May 7, 2019

    PUBLIC NOTICE: Fresh Food Factor Seeking Competitive Bids

    Volunteers of America Fresh Food Factor program is seeking formal competitive bids from janitorial supply vendors for paper, packaging, and cleaning supplies that will enable Fresh Food Factor to maintain a high level of housekeeping standards in its central kitchen and 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. Read the full release for bid process information.

  • May 1, 2019

    National Disability Provider Association Names Marvette Harris Recipient of 2019 National Direct Support Professional of the Year Award

    National Disability Provider Association Names Marvette Harris Recipient of 2019 National Direct Support Professional of the Year Award. This recognition honors excellence in workforce providing long-term supports and services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

  • April 6, 2019

    Luncheon Recognizes Senior Volunteers for Community Service

    In celebration of National Volunteer month, Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana’s RSVP volunteers gathered for an annual recognition luncheon celebrating more than 38,000 hours of community service in 2018. The RSVP luncheon was held at the Fleur de Lis Event Center in Mandeville on Saturday, April 6. The Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana RSVP volunteers are a select group of volunteers 55 years of age and older who use their time, skills, and life experiences to help meet critical needs across St. Tammany Parish.

  • 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.