Press Releases

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VOACC Launches Suicide Prevention Program for Veterans

MARCH 7, 2023

Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas (VOACC) is proud to announce that we have been awarded $750,000 by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to launch the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox (SSG Fox) Suicide Prevention Program in support of our nation’s heroes in Virginia! To learn, click the new release title.

VOACC Welcomes New Members To Our Executive Leadership Team

JANUARY 17, 2023

We’re excited to welcome our brand-new Vice President of Maryland & DC Behavioral Health, Brandi-Goss Burchett; and our Director of Operations for the District of Columbia, Joseph Martinez-Williams. To learn, click the new release title.

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VOACC To Open First Medical Respite Program For Women In DC

JANUARY 16, 2023

VOACC is proud to announce that we’ve received a $20,000 grant from The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation to support the launch of Hope Has A Home™ for Women, a new medical respite program designed to support women experiencing homelessness, mental illness, substance use disorders, and chronic illness in Washington DC. To learn, click the new release title.

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VOACC’s Minority AIDS Initiative will serve Latinx adults of Washington, DC

JANUARY 2, 2023

Adding to its existing Yo Creo En Mi (“Faith in Me”) behavioral health program for Hispanic/Latino individuals, Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas (VOACC) was recently awarded a grant of $500k a year for 4 years by SAMHSA to launch the Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) in Washington, DC. To learn, click the new release title.

VOACC to launch a Second Chance Act Youth Reentry Program

NOVEMBER 28, 2022

Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas (VOACC) is proud to announce that it has been awarded $750,000 a year for three years through the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention to launch a Second Chance Act Youth Reentry Program. To learn, click the new release title.

Bill Duncan joins the VOACC Board of Directors

NOVEMBER 14, 2022

We are very excited to welcome one of our newest board members, Bill Duncan, who serves as the global head of Hilton’s All Suites and Focused Service Category, overseeing Embassy Suites by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton along with Hampton by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, and Tru by Hilton.

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VOACC awarded $4 million dollars to provide whole-person care to DC

NOVEMBER 7, 2022

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas’ VOA Hope Center a $4 million grant for 4 years ($1 million per year) to provide vital services to address primary care, mental health, and substance use for people across the District of Columbia.

VOACC Welcomes Dr. Ron Flack as our new NC VP

Contact: Nicholle Grangerngranger@voaches.org October 10, 2022 Dr. Ron Flack Jr. comes to us with over fifteen years of behavioral health & leadership experience. Ron holds various credentials & degrees, including but not limited to, an international certification for alcohol and drug services, a national certification for alcohol and drug services, a master certified behavioral health coaching certification, an associate degree in Arts, a bachelor’s degree in health and human services, a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies, a master’s degree in divinity, and a doctorate degree in biblical counseling. Ron is a true believer in serving humanity through community-based resources and…

MANDC Gets A New Executive Director

Contact: Nicholle Grangerngranger@voaches.org September 26, 2022 Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas announced Mike Sheedy’s hire as Executive Director of the Mid-Atlantic Neighborhood Development Corporation (MANDC). The Mid-Atlantic Neighborhood Development Corp. is a joint venture partnership between Volunteers of America National Services and Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas to continue developing affordable housing opportunities for those who are most in need. Sheedy is an architect and 20-year commercial real estate veteran. In this new role, Sheedy will establish MANDC as a regional affordable housing developer in the Mid-Atlantic and formulate and implement the MANDC affordable housing development strategy in…

VOACC to Offer Integrated Supportive Housing Services

Contact: Nicholle Grangerngranger@voaches.org August 16, 2022 Lanham, MD Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas Announces Partnership with Lawson Properties to Offer Integrated Supportive Housing Services VOACC has a goal of ending and preventing homelessness. Collaboration, innovation, and a learning culture increases the impact of our mission. Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas (VOACC) has been awarded the opportunity to provide Integrated Supportive Housing Services in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Developments (LIHTC) by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS) through June 30, 2024 in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This two-year contract allocates approximately $1,300,000 in funding which will…

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