Category: Veterans Transitional Housing

Steve Dooley “Flips the Script”

Steve Dooley’s life took many twists and turns before he arrived at Volunteers of America.  He went from “zero to hero”, rising up from a tough background to being a social worker with two master’s degrees and as Steve jokes, “a theoretical Ph.D from the streets”. But a couple years ago the harsh economy took

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The Home Depot Foundation Announces $105,000 Grant to Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans to Help Homeless Veterans

New Orleans, LA (October 4, 2011) – As part of its “Celebration of Service” initiative to honor U.S. military veterans, The Home Depot® Foundation today announced a $105,000 grant to New Orleans based Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans to address the critical housing needs of U.S. military veterans. This grant is part of almost

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Jeff’s Story – Learning, Progressing, Moving Forward

Jeff is a native of Slidell who has recently reentered the work force after a year living in our Veterans Transitional Housing facility. This facility and program helps homeless veterans rebuild their lives by providing housing, job training, support services and more.  Prior to coming to Volunteers of America Jeff served in the army as

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Quiet Heroes with Sally-Ann Roberts on WWL

“Quiet Hero” David Garic is a retired U.S. Army major who has generously offered his time and talent to support veterans at Volunteers of America’s Veterans Transitional Housing Program. Veterans make up 1/5th of the homeless population in the US and there are 1,200 to 2,800 homeless veterans living in New Orleans.  Our Veterans Transitional

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Veterans’ Transitional Housing Honors Veterans

On Veterans’ Day, our Veterans’ Transitional Housing program showed their support for our veterans with a celebration at our Napoleon Avenue facility. Vets were treated to a lunch and a ceremony featuring membersof the United States Marines Band. Gifts were given out to residents ofthe facility. Pictured is Veterans’ Program Director Randolph Macabitas briefing WWL-TV’s

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Housing And Resources For Homeless Veterans

Volunteers of America is addressing the issues homeless veterans face. Our facility is headquartered in a rebuilt, renovated 50-bed facility in Uptown New Orleans.This project provides more than shelter. The 24-month program offers veterans intensive case management, support services and treatment. The staff work with veterans individually to help develop a plan to help them

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