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Stories

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  • October 24, 2017

    The Story of SARAH - Options for Recovery

    Sarah not only found the tools she needed to create a new life for herself, but also found the support of a caring community that she so desperately lacked.

    Sarah not only found the tools she needed to create a new life for herself, but also found the support of a caring community that she so desperately lacked.

  • October 24, 2017

    The Story of JAMES - Transitional Housing for Foster Youth

    James was in 15 foster homes between the ages of 10 and 18. Now he's found love and stability.

    James was in 15 foster homes between the ages of 10 and 18. Now he's found love and stability.

  • October 24, 2017

    The Story of DAVID - Senior Safe House

    Sometimes even Santa, aka David, needs help.

    Sometimes even Santa, aka David, needs help.

  • October 24, 2017

    The Story of ARIEL - Brightening Birthdays

    Instead of being on the streets for this year’s birthday, Ariel and her Mom were safe and warm at the VOA Family Shelter.

    Instead of being on the streets for this year’s birthday, Ariel and her Mom were safe and warm at the VOA Family Shelter.

  • October 24, 2017

    The Story of HEATHER - Transitional Housing for Former Foster Youth

    I now know what it feels like to truly be cared for.

    I now know what it feels like to truly be cared for.

  • October 23, 2017

    The Story of CATHERINE - Family Shelter

    I went from being homeless, hopeless and addicted to drugs, to being a working mom with my whole life ahead of me.

    I went from being homeless, hopeless and addicted to drugs, to being a working mom with my whole life ahead of me.

  • October 23, 2017

    The Story of EMMA - Senior Safe House

    I had a right to be who I was as an older person.

    I had a right to be who I was as an older person.

  • October 23, 2017

    The Story of AARON - Emergency Warming Center

    I was a U.S. Navy veteran who found himself alone and addicted to drugs. Now I've committed to a clean and sober life.

    I was a U.S. Navy veteran who found himself alone and addicted to drugs. Now I've committed to a clean and sober life.

  • October 5, 2017

    A Home for the Homeless

    HOPE. AT THE FAMILY MOTEL, IT’S ONE THING THAT’S NEVER IN SHORT SUPPLY.

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

  • December 1, 2016

    Lynda is on the right track

    You gave Lynda what she needed for a bright future.

    Running a marathon is tough. Unfortunately, Lynda is a single mom that feels her life has been a very long and painful marathon. Somewhere, deep down Lynda knew she wanted to get sober. She wanted to be a better mother to her girls than her own mother was to her. With tears and hugs, Lynda promised her girls that she would get healthy and come back to get them when she was ready to be the best mom she could be.