News Releases

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  • October 17, 2017

    Funding Renewed for Veterans Services Programs

    Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana announces renewed Federal funding for its Veterans Services programs that provide supportive services and transitional housing for homeless Veterans. The funding was received from the Department of Veterans Affairs for program renewal effective immediately. “We are thankful for the funding which allows us to continue to provide housing for homeless Veterans and ongoing supportive services to Veterans in need and their families,” says Voris Vigee, Executive Vice President of Programming for Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana.

  • July 7, 2017

    New Board of Directors Welcomed

    Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans welcomes new board chairman, Geoffrey C. Artigues, along with new chair-elect Christy M. Howley Connois, and new board member Chuck Viator. “My desire to be on the board is driven by the fact that Volunteers of America truly helps so many disadvantaged individuals in our community. My experience with the Reach for the Stars Breakfast for the last five years has given me an opportunity to observe the truly exceptional work that occurs every day. I am excited to help spread the word and get many more people involved, and in turn, help more individuals,” said Chuck Viator.

  • June 6, 2017

    Payne Diez Named Northshore Hero

    Payne Diez, Manager of Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans’ Repairs on Wheels Program, was honored as a “Northshore Hero” by the West St. Tammany YMCA at a luncheon on May 19, 2017. Northshore Heroes are everyday people committed to strengthening the community by performing extraordinary acts of courage and kindness. Through Volunteers of America’s Repairs on Wheels Program, Diez has helped hundreds of local seniors remain in their own homes by providing critical home repairs at no cost.

  • May 26, 2017

    RSVP Volunteers Donate Summer Reading Books to Local Students

    RSVP volunteers from Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans’ Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) donated 138 summer reading books for the second grade students at Lyon Elementary School in Covington. The volunteers distributed the books to the students at Lyon Elementary School in Covington on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, just in time for summer vacation.

  • May 19, 2017

    Volunteers of America Honors RSVP Volunteers

    Annual luncheon recognizes senior volunteers for more than 36,000 hours of community service in 2016

  • April 24, 2017

    Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans Receives Donation for Suicide Prevention in St. Tammany Parish

    ​On Monday, April 24, Sgt. Trinity Graves, on behalf of the St. Tammany Deputy Sheriff’s Association, presented Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans with a donation of $1,850, which will help the organization provide lifesaving crisis response services across the Parish, including counseling to victims of attempted suicide, as well as to the families of those who have committed suicide

  • April 19, 2017

    Pioneer High School Orchestra Entertains Seniors at The Terraces on Tulane

    The orchestra from Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, travels to The Terraces on Tulane in New Orleans to entertain seniors.

  • April 10, 2017

    Volunteers of America Hosts 25th Annual GolfStar Classic to Benefit Adoption Program

    On March 14, Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans hosted its 25th Annual GolfStar Classic, presented by Jay Trusheim, Prudential Financial Professional, offering P&C through Liberty Mutual Insurance, at TPC Louisiana in Avondale.

  • February 17, 2017

    Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans Hosted Volunteer Information Fair for Northshore Residents

    ​Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans – in collaboration with 20 other local nonprofits – hosted a Volunteer Information Fair on February 17, 2017, to educate prospective volunteers about opportunities in the Slidell/Lacombe area. Attendees learned how they can help address important community needs, including the requirements, commitments and registration processes necessary to volunteer with participating organizations

  • December 14, 2016

    Spreading Christmas Cheer to Local Seniors at Terraces on Tulane

    Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans hosted a Christmas party for the elderly residents at its senior housing facility Terraces on Tulane on Tuesday, December 13, 2016. Volunteers from UnitedHealthcare, an agency partner, shared in merriment and distributed gifts to residents. The event was part of Volunteers of America’s Christmas Wish program, whereby the organization collects and distributes gifts to consumers in need who may not have otherwise received a Christmas gift this holiday season.