Stories

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  • Having Support Changed Charles’ Life

    Through Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans' Permanent Supportive Housing Program, Charles' life is forever changed.

  • David and Ashley’s Adoption Love Story

    Like many couples in love, David and Ashley married and wanted to start a family. When they realized getting pregnant was not possible, they made the decision to explore adoption with Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans.

  • Volunteering Brings Joy, Rewards to All

    Gail Rouen brightens lives at Terraces on Tulane

    Every Thursday, you can find New Orleanian Gail Rouen at Terraces on Tulane, our Mid-City housing facility for seniors.

  • Determined to Succeed

    A former Army mechanic, Robert's difficulties began after his mother died. His determination, combined with Volunteers of America's support, helped him rebuild his life.

  • RSVP Volunteers Donate Nearly $1 Million in Service Hours

    38,000 Hours of Community Service Celebrated

    ​In celebration of National Volunteer Week (April 15-21), Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana's senior RSVP Volunteers gathered for an annual recognition luncheon celebrating more than 38,000 hours of community service in 2017. The RSVP luncheon was held at the Fleur de Lis Event Center in Mandeville, Louisiana, on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

  • A Structure for Success

    Emelda works Monday through Friday at the Single Room Occupancy facility of Volunteers of America. She maintains the facilities—making sure that everything from the kitchen to bathrooms, and common areas are clean and orderly. Emelda also lives at the facility; she became a resident in April of this year and the transition was, “the best thing” that could have happened to her, she said.

  • The Strength Within

    The sacrifice, the struggle, the strength are a few words of the many that describes this war veteran, Mr. LucShweitzer Hill. As Mr. Hill began to START his process his strength prevailed and as strength within prevailed doors began to open for him.

  • The Journey to Achieving Dreams

    Christopher has deep blue eyes, honesty, humility, and tenacity for animal care that drives him to pursue a career as a Veterinary Technician. He also lives with Asperger's syndrome.

  • Volunteers of America Delivers Scarce Commodity— Real Help

    Vickie Russo, her mother Maxine Vioron and her son Stevie took pride in their New Orleans home, where Russo and her brothers grew up.

  • Hurricane Can’t Hinder Adoption

    August 29, 2005, was to be a special day for Michael and Yvette of Destrehan. They were to meet a birthmother in Volunteers of America’s Adoption and Maternity program who had selected them as adoptive parents for her newborn daughter.