Blog Posts

  • December 29, 2020

    1 - Tom

    Tom took on full custody of his 5-year-old autistic nephew when his sister was battling drug addiction. The added costs of looking after a second child with a disability soon took a financial toll. Once school let out for the summer, Tom didn’t have any child care options for the children so he began taking both of them with him to his job in food delivery. He was missing shifts and soon he couldn’t pay his rent and was facing eviction. He was considering living out of his car when he turned to Volunteers of America for help.

  • December 29, 2020

    2 - Leslie

    At just 6 years old, Leslie was already struggling with school. She wasn’t doing her homework or following instructions from her teachers. Once she started attending the After School and School-Age Summer Camp Programs at the Volunteers of America Children’s Center she was able to turn everything around.

  • December 29, 2020

    3 - Daniel

    Daniel* came to Volunteers of America to turn his life around. He had served 9 years in prison for stealing merchandise from a store. He was a recovering alcoholic and was living with a chronic health condition. He was placed at one of VOA’s reentry programs to finish his sentence and prepare to become a positive, contributing member of society upon release.