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Brian Gavin | (484) 883-4199

About VOA

Volunteers of America touches the lives of almost 1.5 million people in 400 communities across the United States each year. Since 1896, our highly-trained and dedicated staff numbered at over 16,000, and volunteer corps have worked not only to serve those in need but also have strived to innovate and transform the way in which these services are delivered.

Fact Sheets

Our Fact Sheet

Since 1896, through hundreds of human service programs, including housing and healthcare, Volunteers of America helps 1.5 million people in over 400 communities in 46 states.

Housing Fact Sheet

We have over 20,000 affordable housing units in urban complexes, small rural developments, elderly housing, multifamily housing and housing for those with disabilities.

Veterans Fact Sheet

We proudly serve more than 27,000 veterans with support services and affordable housing, including over 10,000 homeless veterans.

VOA on FOX News

Volunteers of America was featured on FOX News Channel, the top-rated cable news network, on Christmas Day. The four-minute interview with Jatrice Martel Gaiter, EVP of External Affairs, focuses on our work with veterans, first responders, those experiencing homelessness, and older adults.

News Releases

  • Male veteran holds his son while smiling

    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.

  • An elderly African-America woman smiling from her car

    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…

Washington Business Journal | Mike King Interview 2023

Moral Injury

Moral injury is a relatively recent term used to describe a crisis soldiers have faced for centuries, the internal suffering resulting from doing something against their moral code. In essence, it is a wound to the conscience. However, it is not just military members that can experience this. And what is this?

It is soul anguish, a broken spirit, a shredded soul.

Anyone who works with marginalized, at-risk populations has probably seen that empty stare that can be moral injury. People in poverty. People struggling with addiction. People whose daily lives and choices erode their feeling of being a good and decent person worthy of respect. People who carry unprocessed grief and guilt in ordinary life. People with stressful life-and-death-type situational jobs, such as police officers, doctors, and nurses. Because of things we do, witness is ordered to do, or fail to do in high-stakes situations. We can lose our moral foundations and sense of being good.

As one of the nation’s thought leaders in the #Moralinjury field, we dedicate our efforts in helping individuals who are battling with moral injury to overcome #TheWarInside.

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