Stories

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  • 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.

  • Addressing the COVID-19 Prison Problem

    How VOADV is Helping Individuals Exiting Prison or Jail During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    As an agency who has always provided essential services to this arguably most “difficult to serve” population, Volunteers of America Delaware Valley is ensuring no one was left to face their sudden reentry back into society alone, especially during a pandemic.

  • Navigating Those in Need Through Tumultuous Times

    VOADV’s Homeless Navigator Program Continues to Adapt and Serve

    Volunteers of America Delaware Valley (VOADV) has been working harder than ever to provide essential support and protection for our communities, clients and staff throughout the pandemic.

  • Behind the Mask: Hero for the Homeless During the COVID-19 Crisis

    The Drive to Help Others Comes From Personal Experience

    For Angela and her team of compassionate, problem-solving professionals, every individual entrusted to their care is treated equally and with the utmost care and respect.

  • Behind the Mask: Tough Love

    Tough Love to Set Someone Down the Right Path

    Providing the services and treatment for individuals to turn a new leaf and live a productive life.

  • Behind the Mask: The Songbird of Suburban Station

    Behind his mask, Mr. Dennis is much more than what he seems

    Mr. Dennis has made a name for himself performing on his jazz flute for hundreds of commuters each day. This has earned him the cleaver nickname, Songbird of Suburban Station – but more so, it gave him purpose.