Stories

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  • World Changers, Youth Reach Out To Seniors

    In June, we partnered with an organization called World Changers and 250 students from across the country to build wheelchair ramps and complete minor home repairs for 20 low-income or disabled senior homeowners in Jefferson Parish.

  • Silvia Sees New Hope for Christmas

    Why a perfect pair of purple glasses was her holiday miracle

    With a contagious smile and a penchant for conversation, nine-year-old Silvia eagerly tried on frames for her new glasses—-glasses her family could not have provided without the kindness of Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans' Christmas Wish Project.

  • Gary and Melissa’s Story

    Gary and Melissa came to Volunteers of America after struggling for years with infertility.

  • Kenny And Gisselle’s Story

    Kenny and Gisselle waited eight months to become parents through our Adoption program.

  • James and Linda—Repairs on Wheels Builds Ramp

    Linda Marsalis, who lives in Jefferson Parish, was diagnosed several years ago with a neurological disorder. She is slowly losing use of her extremities and recently became dependent on a wheelchair.

  • Lance Bryant—Veteran In Crisis Rebuilds Life

    Many veterans who honorably served our country have trouble adjusting to civilian life. Hundreds of veterans live homeless on the streets of New Orleans. Lance Bryant used to be there himself.

  • Scott Songy—Man With Disabilities Learns To Use Abilities

    Scott Songy was a healthy active young man, a high school football and baseball star who worked with his family’s appliance business in Metairie. Then, suddenly, at age 20, his life was altered forever.

  • Jonathan—Young Man With Mental Illness Finds Stability

    Life can be challenging for persons with mental illness and their families. Getting proper medical care and support often proves daunting. A local man named Jonathan experienced these challenges.

  • Angelique Koenig Brightening The Lives Of Seniors

    The heroes of Volunteers of America are the volunteers. Our organization couldn’t serve people in need without the essential contributions of our volunteers. Last year, more than 750 volunteers gave their time and energies to those we serve. One of those is Angelique Koenig.

  • Boy With Incarcerated Parent Succeeds

    Tommy, age 8, faces many challenges. With one parent in prison and the other deceased, Tommy is being raised by his devoted grandmother, who is legally blind. Last year Tommy joined our Mentoring Children of Promise Program, designed to give the thousands of local children with an incarcerated parent extra attention and guidance.