Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana Expands Veterans Services

New Orleans, LA (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.

“We are happy to facilitate even more resources to our very deserving veterans, who have given so much for us,” said Jim LeBlanc, president and CEO of Volunteers of America. “My hope is that no veteran should be in fear of having to live on the streets or feel they have nowhere else to turn.”

Please note that veterans must meet certain eligibility guidelines that include income limitations and veteran status eligibility. These resources are available in any of the 64 parishes in Louisiana regardless of branch of armed forces that the veteran served.

“I am proud of all the work that Volunteers of America has done so far for our veterans,” said LeBlanc. “We hope to continue to make positive strides by providing these services to this vulnerable population.”

Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana will facilitate efforts via satellite offices around the state. For information on receiving services, contact (504) 483-3558 or info@voasela.org. On-air interviews are available by contacting Kristen Nicholson at (504) 228-3550 or knicholson@voasela.org.

Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Since 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups, including at-risk youth, the frail elderly, men returning from prison, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions. Our work touches the mind, body, heart-and ultimately the spirit of those we serve, integrating our deep compassion with highly effective programs and services.