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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Finding New Meaning & Purpose: Tom's Story

    After suffering serious injuries and losing his dream of pursuing a lifelong military career, Tom found himself struggling to hold on to his will to live. Volunteers of America's Crisis Response Program stepped in to help Tom regain a sense of meaning and purpose in his life.

  • The Lighthouse Program Is A Blessing

    Mother shares the importance of the Lighthouse Program to her son Corey.

  • Homeless Veterans Transitional Housing: Barry's Story of Hope

    Veteran Barry shares the story of how he found hope after homelessness thanks to Volunteers of America's Veterans Transitional Housing program.

  • A Helping Hand in a Time of Crisis: Torey's Story

    When Torey and her daughter faced a life-altering situation, Volunteers of America's Crisis Response Program was there to offer support during a difficult and confusing time.

  • A Place to Call Home: Mariann's Story

    When people living with developmental disabilities have nowhere else to turn, they can find support in Volunteers of America's Community Living Services program. Mariann did just that, and she even found a "family" among those who live and work at our Olympia group home.