Stories

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  • Helping Transform the Life of a Young Man with Asperger's

    Asperger’s Syndrome: How One Young Man Developed His Independence

    Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana transforms the life of a young man with Asperger's by helping him gain his independence.

  • Camia

    A case manager shares an inspiring spoken word piece from a child's point of view

    A Volunteers of America case manager wrote the following from the view of a child in one of our foster care programs. The family struggled, but Camia is reunited at home with her mom and siblings.

  • Helping Make the Dream of Becoming a Nurse a Reality

    In the midst of changing career paths, Christine lost her job and her car. Would she also have to sacrifice her dream of doing something that mattered?

    Learn how Volunteers of America Michigan helped Christine achieve her dream of becoming a nurse.

  • Financial Assistance Ensures a Grandfather Can Care for His Grandkids

    Mel became the caretaker of his two beautiful grandkids who were diagnosed with autism and cancer. Mel's son and his former daughter-in-law were unable to afford the children's doctor appointments, therapy sessions, and surgeries, so Mel happily stepped in, stating, “I am so thankful for the privilege and opportunity to try to help them build their futures.” Learn how we're helping this family thrive.

  • How One Dog Changed Lives at A Senior Center

    The runt of his litter, Jack wasn't Laura's ideal candidate to serve as a therapy dog at the senior center where she worked—or was he?

    Learn more about Jack and his handler, Roger, a 90-year-old retired veterinarian and World War II vet.

  • A Home for the Homeless

    Hope. At the Family Motel, it’s one thing that’s never in short supply.

    Be inspired by this story of how the Family Motel, an emergency shelter run by Volunteers of America Colorado, is impacting the lives of the most vulnerable among us.

  • “Veterans do not live in their cars.”

    Living in his car, blind with cataracts, Bill had survived one of the worse winters in Maine’s history. A friend found him one day and told him, “Veterans do not live in their cars.” Learn how Volunteers of America Northern New England's transitional housing for veterans is helping Bill thrive.

  • The Healing Power of a Wilderness Camp Helps a Grieving Child

    Colton had recently lost his father and he was being bullied at school. But a police detective recommended him for a Volunteers of America wilderness camp that made all the difference. In fact, in the two years since Colton attended the camp, nothing seems insurmountable to him anymore.

  • From Homelessness to a Stable Life Filled with Possibilities

    Thanks to Volunteers of America and The Home Depot, an Ohio family has gone from homelessness to a stable life filled with possibilities. Darla has lived for the past four years with her two sons in permanent supportive housing provided by our Ohio office. She will “graduate” from the program at the end of August now that she has obtained full-time employment with The Home Depot.

  • The Power of Faith Unites Foster Kids into One Amazing Family

    Bishop Troy and Debra Garner have four adult children and have adopted seven more. The Garners first became foster parents through Volunteers of America Illinois. They adopted six children and when another child was in need of a home, Kim made the call to see if the Garners would like to adopt their seventh child - and they did.