Stories

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  • A Day In The Life: D’Yani Kelly, Community Health Worker & Nichole Phillips, Certified Peer Recovery Specialist

    The clients at our Aletha R. Wright “Vision of Hope” Center have a lot to think about – finding employment, obtaining identification and more. Their physical health can often be an afterthought. However, D’Yani Kelly, the facility’s Community Health Worker, and Nichole Phillips, the Certified Peer Recovery Specialist, are there to make sure that is not the case.

  • New Jersey Reentry Council Launch

    We recently announced the launch of the New Jersey Reentry Council at the New Jersey County Jail Wardens Association Conference in Atlantic City. We are hopeful that combined efforts through the council will enhance an already robust reentry network throughout New Jersey!

  • Leaving A Legacy

    In honor of the life of Stephen A. Shultz, we recently dedicated our Collingswood Office and it is now named the Stephen A. Shultz Program Development and Training Center. Stephen was a valued member of VOADV, serving as Chief of Staff, Senior Vice President for External Relations and Vice President of Public Policy. His devotion and commitment to VOADV was inspiring and will have lasting impacts on our future success.

  • A Day In The Life: Shaunta Majette, Social Services Coordinator

    “Overall, I want people to know that seniors are still people with a life to live and a lot to contribute,” said Shaunta. “They sometimes feel lonely and always appreciate receiving any recognition or support, which is why I think it is so important that we have these services and programs for them.”

  • #ShiptBusTour & Operation Backpack®

    We recently partnered with Shipt as a stop on their #ShiptBusTour supporting Operation Backpack®. We spent two fun-filled days stuffing backpacks full of school supplies and are grateful to have received 500 backpacks for Kindergarten - 5th grade.

  • A Day In The Life: Victor Hayes, Senior Housing Coordinator

    "The best part of my job is trying to clients the inspiration to say ‘I might be down right now, but I’m going to get back up.’ I’ve been through a lot, so I give them my testimony. After our conversation, I want the client to know they can handle this.”

  • Crucial Service Support

    We are honored to have received a $500,000 grant from Congressman Donald Norcross. This funding is crucial in our efforts to provide comprehensive support and expand our reach – offering both in-person services and telehealth access to community members in need.

  • We’re Hiring: Learn What It Means To Be Part Of The VOADV Family

    The VOADV team is made up of close to 400 members with unique skills and experiences, but this family all shares one thing in common – a passion for helping others. We’re looking for hardworking, passionate individuals who share those same values and want to be part of a team that makes a difference

  • A Day In The Life: Karen Gilliam, ISSI Office Manager

    Our incredible staff are the ones who make everything we do possible, serving each day with compassion and dedication. Every member of the VOADV family has a story and a unique perspective in their role. Meet Karen Gilliam – a VOADV team member for 11 years, and the Integrated Services Supporting Independence (ISSI) Office Manager for the past eight.

  • 125th Anniversary Recap: “You Make It Possible!”

    125 years of service certainly calls for a celebration, and for the past year, we have been doing just that. As Volunteers of America’s 125th anniversary approached on March 8, we knew we wanted to highlight and thank the people that make it all possible: our incredible staff.