Stories

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  • VOA earned the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award!

    VOA was recognized by U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia as one of the 675 recipients of the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during an award ceremony at the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • Meet Cindy: A fighter through and through

    After losing her housing, Cindy and her daughter, Meghan, slept on church floors for 6 months.

  • Because of you, Randi's future is bright

    You have a heart full of love and compassion for people like Randi and that is why she and her children are safe today.

  • You believed in David, and now he pays it forward

    When you believe in your neighbors in need and remind them that they are cared for, miracles happen.

  • You made Crystal’s college dreams come true!

    Former foster youth like Crystal are thriving because of you! As a child, Crystal experienced trauma that no child should ever go through...

  • An Air Force Veteran is no longer homeless, thanks to you

    You show kindness and generosity to so many men and women who bravely served our country but have fallen on hard times. Because of you, they find safety and rest within our programs.

  • From Client to Vice Chair: Meet Nick

    Nick is the Vice Chair for VOA NCNN’s Board. He is an entrepreneur, a business owner, and a successful member of society. He greets everyone with a smile and extends hospitality to anyone who comes in his path. If you met Nick now, you would never know that he once struggled with addiction and homelessness.

  • 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.