News Releases

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  • 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

    Voris Roberts Vigee Named President and CEO of Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana

    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

    PUBLIC NOTICE: Fresh Food Factor Seeking Competitive Bids

    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.

  • June 1, 2020

    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:

  • November 11, 2019

    Volunteers of America Honors RSVP Senior Volunteers Who Have Served in the Military

    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.

  • 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.

  • September 13, 2019

    Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana Honors Veterans On Sept. 11

    More than 50 RSVP volunteers placed more than 2,000 flags on the graves of veterans at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans Cemetery in Slidell to commemorate Sept. 11.

  • 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.