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GOING GREEN ON SKID ROW

Going Green on Skid Row According to GreenNonProfits.org, “as people and corporations around the world become more ‘green’ they in turn expect the non-profits they support to also take proactive steps to protect the environment. The benefits are twofold: the global environment improves as a result of the Read more...

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: The Home Depot Foundation

The partnership between The Home Depot Foundation and Volunteers of America continues to support veterans in our community and throughout the nation.   September 2013 On a hot September day, over 50 Volunteers from The Home Depot came to the Haviland House shelter in San Pedro. By the end of the day they Read more...

INNOVATION: Blue Butterfly Village

BLUE BUTTERFLY VILLAGE Blue Butterfly Village is VOALA's innovative 73-unit 2BR townhouse community located in the San Pedro area of Los Angeles County. All 73 units are subsidized for homeless families. Veteran families receive a preference for 61 of the units. 12 units are reserved for families eligible under the Read more...

Volunteers of America – Since 1896

Volunteers of America was founded in 1896 by social reformers Ballington and Maud Booth. How they came to develop one of America's largest and most successful faith-based social service organizations is a story of commitment, devotion, spirit -- and great joy. Activists with a Cause On March 8, 1896, Ballington Read more...

VIETNAM VET FINDS INNER PEACE

“It took me more than 15 years to realize I wasn’t in the jungle fighting the enemy,” says Veteran Michael Ortiz. But by then he was alienated from friends and family and addicted to drugs and alcohol. After Vietnam, Michael was placed in a mental hospital where he was heavily medicated to deal with the Read more...

INNOVATION: Battle Buddy Bridge

Battle Buddy Bridge (B3) is a peer-to-peer initiative designed to provide outreach and care management to Veterans struggling with homelessness throughout LA County. Heroes helping Heroes Armed with a continuum of immediate services available through VOALA programs as well as partnering community and government Read more...

Volunteers of America – National HQ

Volunteers of America is the charity that always steps forward to help the most vulnerable. For over 120 years, we have taken on the most difficult tasks to help the Nation's needy. Today, Volunteers of America serves more than 2 million people nation-wide Read more...