Stories

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  • Providing So Much More Than Child Care

    Volunteers of America, Dakotas offers quality, affordable child care for families at all income levels, ensuring the social, emotional and academic development of young children. Learn how, for one family, they provided peace and security during a very traumatic and emotional time.

  • "This place probably saved my life."

    "I am just so grateful to be alive.” - Jason, veteran U.S. Army, Desert Storm

    A veteran of Desert Storm describes how Volunteers of America helped turn his life around.

  • Formerly Homeless Teen Graduates from College

    Former foster youth, Josey, was blindsided by suddenly becoming homeless during her first year of college. A Volunteers of America of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho scholarship she received meant she could use her relentless tenacity to continue taking classes and become one of only 2% of foster youth to graduate from college. Here's her story.

  • Meeting Chieftan, the Therapy "Dogtor"

    Volunteers of America Occupational therapist, Alissa Swenar, rescued Chieftan, a 70-pound Point-Setter mix, from a shelter when he was nine months old. Together they went through a rigorous training program through Therapy Dogs International. Chieftan earned a “Dogtor” certification that allows him to participate in physical and occupational rehabilitation sessions conducted by Swenar.

  • "I can breathe again and I know I’m going to be okay.”

    Darlene, a female veteran discusses the transitional housing Volunteers of America provided her.

  • "We Just Didn't Know What to Do"

    In September 2013, Colorado experienced devastating floods, claiming eight lives and 1,882 homes. Immediately following the rains, Larimer county agencies and individuals, including Volunteers of America Colorado Branch, came together to respond.

  • “I was surprised they had a place like this for veterans.”

    Learn how Volunteers of America helped a young Iraq War veteran through our veteran transitional living program.

  • Roger's Story

    Learn about Roger, a formerly homeless man Volunteers of America helped.

  • Transitional Housing Program for Homeless Female Veterans Allows for Self-Sufficiency

    Meet Jane, an Iraq Army veteran, and learn how our transitional housing programs for homeless female veterans allows for self-sufficiency.

  • Leah's Story

    Read about Leah, a child in one of our afterschool programs.