Stories

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  • Join Kimberly in celebrating a year of sobriety and a new job!

    If you attended our Shelter from the Storm event in May, you might remember Kimberly. Her journey from living along the river with her son, Joey, and her mother, Juanita to stable housing, sobriety and employment was a team effort.

  • Cynthia is home thanks to you

    No one should worry about where they will sleep tonight, let alone someone celebrating their golden years. When we first met Cynthia, she was living with the anxiety and uncertainty that comes from not being able to afford rent and groceries.

  • Removing the Barriers of Homelessness

    Randy was about 43, living on the streets, and suffering from severe mental illness. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia and was ignored by most people because he was dirty and hard to approach.

  • The More You Give, the More You Receive

    Do you remember the moment you began your journey toward philanthropy? For some, the path presents itself because of faith, good fortune, or circumstance. But for Doug Kleinsmith, giving was a natural way to extend his experiences at Volunteers of America.

  • Life Reclaimed

    Mike is thankful for the new beginning you helped him reclaim. “I have so much gratitude for my life,” he says with a bright, almost musical optimism.

  • Vietnam Veteran, John lived on the river for 34 years and is now housed

    After 34 years of living on the river, John is thriving! Today, he has a home of his own, he is taking care of his health and he volunteers daily at our shelters.

  • Thanks to You I was Reunited with My Family

    Because of your unwavering support, you are supporting programs that help individuals on their journey to achieving self-worth and well-being. You are helping our community and individuals thrive. People like Maurice.

  • Because of COVID-19 children at the shelter are...

    Distance learning, these two words are familiar to all of us. It is the way most students are learning. As a parent, grandparent, guardian, or older sibling you might be helping someone navigate distance learning today. Thank you for the time you are investing in them.

  • You gave Susan hope and courage

    Justin is five years old and tonight he and his brother Bryan have a warm bed to sleep in. A bed can be a small thing, but to them it is a miracle. This story has your handprints all over it, because you cared enough to help Justin, Bryan and their family find a home.

  • Thanks to you I won't be embarrassed anymore about presenting myself to an employer

    This Labor Day, Edwin wanted to share a sincere sentiment with you because he is so grateful for your continued support. Although you have faced your own set of challenges, you have not given up on your neighbors in need. Thank you!