Many seniors are afraid to go to the store and are unable to find comfort in family visitations due to the restrictions put in place to help prevent the virus from spreading. Our staff is helping these seniors access the services they need to stay healthy and safe at home in our affordable housing facilities for low-income seniors.
Responding to COVID-19
How we are helping America's most vulnerable populations
COVID-19 has caused many shelters to close but we continue to welcome, care and support homeless families who have nowhere else to turn. VOA's Emergency Family Shelter provides safe housing, nutritious meals, and private rooms where homeless families can self-isolate together during this crisis.
Social distancing and isolation can negatively impact at-risk individuals, many of whom struggle with mental, physical and behavioral health issues. VOA's permanent supportive housing is home to more than 80 formerly homeless individuals, including veterans. Our staff continues to support residents and ensure they have food, supplies, and the resources necessary to remain stably housed.
As our community, our country, and the world cope with COVID-19 and the unprecedented way it has changed our lives, it is important that we stay informed and support each other.
We recognize and appreciate that you are likely facing your own challenges during this global health emergency, but I am hopeful that you will consider making a gift today to support your neighbors in need. Your support will help to ensure that our programs remain operational during this critical time, serving those who might otherwise have nowhere else to turn.
VOA is committed to staying present and working through this health crisis with those who are isolated, unsheltered and feeling lost.Lynn Sullivan, President & CEO