Tag: homeless

Billy Don – Once Homeless, Now Has Something to Write Home About

Billy Don worked off shore most of his life.  Due to an alcohol problem and a troubled family life, he was never able to save much money.  When his health became so bad that he could not work any longer Billy Don had to use what money he did have on bare necessities.  When the

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Mental Health Services Give James the Right Treatment

James was living under a bridge when he first encountered Volunteers of America.  He had been homeless for over 7 years as a result of an untreated mental illness.  An outreach associate with Volunteers of America’s Mental Health Services assisted him with getting to a hospital for proper diagnosis and medication. The outreach associate provided

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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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Jamie Now Knows Her Worth

Jamie is one of the thousands that Volunteers of America serves. She was born and raised in New Orleans, where she lives now. She is a massage therapist and she loves her job because “I get to help people relax and feel better” she says. She has a beautiful daughter, Sabrina, who is 12, and

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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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