Videos

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  • July 30, 2018

    Feeding Young Minds: Fresh Food Factor offers a healthy start to school day

    Volunteers of America’s Fresh Food Factor ensures that local schoolchildren start their school day with a healthy breakfast and lunch. Cruz is just one of the thousands of school children who enjoy nutritious meals each day to nourish their mind, body and souls.

  • July 23, 2018

    Mentor of Hope: Dominque offers unique bond with Region and Reign

    ​Dominque is a mentor with Volunteers of America’s Mentoring Children of Promise Program. The program offers mentoring services to at-risk youth and youth with a parent incarcerated. Dominque is a key figure in the lives of her mentees, Region and Reign, to help ensure they can overcome life’s struggles.

  • July 16, 2018

    Eugene’s Journey: Living Independently with Volunteers of America

    Eugene came to Volunteers of America more than 30 years ago after his mother could no longer provide him with the proper care. Thanks to our Supported Living Services Program, Eugene is able to live a full, independent life.

  • May 22, 2017

    Living Independently: Brothers find home with Volunteers of America

    Robert and Joseph, brothers with intellectual disabilities, have been living together with Volunteers of America for more than 25 years. Volunteers of America's Community Living Services stepped in when their mother could no longer care for them. Our Community Living Services Program offers persons with intellectual disabilities a chance to live independent, happy lives.

  • May 22, 2017

    Making a Home: How a little help allowed Charles to stay in his home

    Charles was like many older adults living on a fixed income. He needed help to make repairs to his home of more than 30 years, and Volunteers of America stepped to ensure that Charles could keep living a happy, safe life in his home.

  • May 23, 2016

    Clay's Story

    Clay is one of our many residents living in our Supported Living Services Program, which provides in-home support that allows people with disabilities to remain in their own home and build an independent life. Clay loves to paint, read and to be living in his own home. He works and his direct service provider helps him complete any daily tasks around his home.

  • May 22, 2016

    Jim and Cathy's Adoption Story

    Jim and Cathy fell in love quickly and knew that adoption would be an option to start their family. The couple said their open adoption has been a blessing that allowed them to provide a two-parent family for their daughter, Anna. Anna's birth mother is still a part of their lives, and Cathy said they can't imagine their lives without Anna.

  • July 27, 2015

    Higher Ground

    The duties of Direct Support Professionals are challenging in stable times—with the skills and dedication needed to care for those with disabilities. But what the Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans staff displayed during the arduous, heart-wrenching times of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita was commitment to their consumers that transcended the call of work and entered the domain of family. In addition to the demanding tasks of securing housing and safety for their own families they worked hard to provide services, comfort, and hope to the most vulnerable in our community.

  • June 9, 2015

    Support for a Family's Challenges: Lenox's Story

    Volunteers of America is a leader in helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities lead independent, meaningful lives. See how one family was able to keep their son living at home with the help of our Supported Living Services program.

  • June 9, 2015

    An Accessible Home & Peace of Mind: The Sowells' Story

    Health issues and a lack of home handicap access caused stress and isolation for Mr. Sowell. But thanks to a ramp built by Volunteers of America's Repairs on Wheels program, Mr. and Mrs. Sowell now enjoy greater mobility around their home and a better, safer standard of living.