Stories

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  • Bonds of Friendship Endure Over Time

    Carl and Stella may seem like an unlikely pair, but these two have forged a devoted, lasting friendship. Stella, a person with an intellectual disability, grew up in foster care and has no family nearby.

  • A Second Chance

    At 48, Joseph, a Veteran of the United States Navy found himself homeless and embarrassed about his situation. With no family or friends to help him with his struggles, he lived in his car—but that changed with a little help from our Veterans programs.

  • Rotary Club of New Orleans Riverbend

    This organization energetically supports our Readers to Leaders project. Members volunteer weekly to read to at-risk youth in our Lighthouse Afterschool program.

  • RSVP Program Grows, Reaches More Students

    As the Christmas lights, trees and decorations adorn our community, it is a wonderful time to reflect on all of the amazing work our volunteers are doing. This month, we have partnered with two schools that have provided heartwarming Christmas Cards made by the students for our troops overseas.

  • Community Home Resident Loses Pounds, Finds Health

    In 2012, Ronnie Williams, 55, came to live at our Creekwood Community Home in Hammond. Diagnosed with mild mental retardation and schizophrenia, Williams also weighed more than 300 pounds and suffered from arthritis.

  • 16-Year-Old Philanthropist Earns International Award

    Do you believe wealth, age and influence are prerequisites for becoming a philanthropist? Not true.

  • Stand Down: Another Way To Salute Veterans

    In times of war, Stand Down described a safe retreat from combat, in which soldiers could rest and renew. Today, Stand Down refers to another kind of help for homeless veterans—a program that helps supply personal hygiene, clean clothing, medical and dental care, warm meals, and information on services.

  • Home Depot Foundation Salutes Veterans With $100,000 Grant

    Thanks to The Home Depot Foundation, veterans served by Volunteers of America will have more resources to use in rebuilding their lives. In June, The Home Depot Foundation awarded a $100,000 grant to Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans to address the critical housing needs of homeless veterans.

  • Students Visit Farm, Harvest Snacks

    On June 10, Lighthouse students from the summer program at Alice Harte School visited Stoney Point Farm to harvest fresh fruits and vegetables, using them to prepare a delicious, healthy snack.

  • Home Depot Volunteers

    Team Depot volunteers made a difference at our Gayoso transitional housing site last month. Twenty volunteers from seven New Orleans-district Home Depot stores painted the walls and trim of the Gayoso transitional housing unit which was damaged by smoke from a kitchen fire.