Stories

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  • Celebrating The Joy & Wonder of Giving Back

    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.

  • Aspiring Physician Takes Action In The Fight Against COVID-19

    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.

  • Support For The Brave

    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.

  • Brittin Village Opens In Pennsauken

    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.

  • SMART Program Expands to Atlantic County

    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.

  • Latasha Kendrick: Inspiring A Nation

    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.

  • One Door Closes…

    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.

  • Shelter Spotlight: Anna M. Sample House Complex

    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

  • Behind the Mask: Christina Lemma

    Offering A Safe Haven for Single Men & Veterans in Southern New Jersey During COVID-19

    Due to the tireless work of Christina and her team, nearly 100 individuals experiencing homelessness continue to safely shelter at the Aletha R. Wright “Vision of Hope” Center and Home for the Brave – receiving support and services needed to navigate these trying times, while continuing to develop the supports needed for long-term stability.

  • Message from Daniel L. Lombardo, President and CEO on Racial Inequality

    It is difficult to articulate the outrage and deep-rooted sadness we feel regarding the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others lost that did not make the headlines. Everyday we witness firsthand the stark inequality and lack of opportunity afforded to those we serve, as well as systemic racism present in far too many aspects of our lives. But, we also see much hope for the future and how unity can uplift, educate and empower.