125 Years of History and A Look Towards the Future
125 years ago, Volunteers of America was founded with the pledge to “go wherever we are needed, and do whatever comes to hand.” As our society has developed, VOA has also creatively adapted and spearheaded much-needed change, often ahead of the times – just as in the creation of the organization 125 years ago.
VOADV to Provide Immediate, Direct Services to a Greater Number of Individuals in Need
Providing immediate, direct services and much-needed stability, Safe Return has assisted more than 6,000 individuals since its inception in 2015 – and our impact and outreach is now expanding. Thanks to a generous grant from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), Safe Return is poised for growth and will be able to assist an even greater number of individuals in need.
We are Grateful for the Generosity of Others As 2020 Comes to an End
2020 has been a year unlike any other. But one thing that continues to overwhelm us during this very different, difficult year is the generosity of other – way it has brought people together and inspired them to give back to those in need.
This Sicklerville Teen Saw A Need And Created An Initiative To Help Families at VOADV’s Anna M. Sample Complex
Meet Monica Thomas – a 16 year old aspiring physician who took action to help vulnerable populations when she learned about the significant rates at which people of color are impacted by COVID-19.
Various Community Members and Organizations Come Together To Support Our Veterans at Home For The Brave
Transitioning from the military and back into the community comes with very unique challenges. Local organizations, like Structure Tone and Team Red, White & Blue, as well as a number of community members, donated hundreds of non-perishable food items to stock the Home For The Brave pantry for our veterans.
VOADV Hosts Ribbon Cutting to Celebrate Opening of New Affordable Housing Community With Units Designated for Vets
Built on the site of the former Brittin Reserve Army Training Center, Brittin Village is home to 66 income-restricted rental units and a variety of amenities. The community is named after and honors the life of Nelson Brittin of Audubon, with 14 units designated specifically for veterans.
Expansion of Unique Partnership with VOADV & NJ SHARES Offers Rent and Mortgage Assistance to Those In Need
By expanding the partnership between VOADV and NJ SHARES, the SMART Program is now available to both Camden County and Atlantic County residents in need - providing critical funding for rent or mortgage assistance to those facing foreclosure or eviction.
VOADV Moving Forward client and single mother of three children who overcame homelessness and domestic violence only to face a new, unexpected challenge in 2020.…coronavirus.
Changes Come to Trenton’s Safe Return Program
Due to state budget cuts, VOADV has been forced to make significant cuts and changes that will directly impact the Safe Return program – the most critical one being the closure of our Trenton Office on State Street.
Giving Mothers and Families A Place to Call “Home” in Camden
For more than 30 years, Anna Sample has given vulnerable single women, single mothers and fathers with children and intact families a safe, supportive environment to address and overcome factors that may have contributed to their homelessness