Name Changed to Southeast Louisiana to Better Reflect Service Area
For nearly 122 years, Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans has helped the most vulnerable in our community—children, families, adults in need, persons with disabilities, seniors and veterans in 16 southeast Louisiana parishes. In order to truly reflect the areas served, Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans will now be known as Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana -- effective January 1, 2018.
“Our Board of Directors wanted our name to be inclusive of all of the communities in which we serve,” says James M. LeBlanc, President and CEO of Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana. “Initially, the majority of our programs had been based in the Greater New Orleans area. In recent years, we have worked hard to expand our program services to help people in St. Charles, St. John, Washington, Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. We want persons in need throughout southeast Louisiana to know they can turn to us for help.”
Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana is a leading local human service provider and serves the parishes of Assumption, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John, St. Mary, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne and Washington parishes.
“We are thankful to the volunteers, donors and program participants for allowing us to follow our mission in which we foster a movement organized to reach and uplift all people,” says LeBlanc. “This new name will give us greater impact to reach those who need our programs the most.”
Learn more about how Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana is serving the community by visiting voasela.org and following along at Facebook.com/voasela.