New National Link: Volunteers of America

Families with loved ones with psychiatric disabilities shojuld look into Volunteers of America, “a ministry of service” that includes nearly 16,000 paid, professional employees dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Through thousands of human service programs around the country, including housing and healthcare, Volunteers of America helps more than 2 million people in over 400 co0mmunities in 46 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Since 1896, it has supported America’s most vulnerable groups, including at-risk youth, the frail elderly, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities (including psychiatric disabilities), and those recovering from addictions. Its work touches the mind, body, heart — and ultimately the spirit — of those it serves, integrating VOA’s  deep compassion with highly effective programs and services. Approximately  65,000 volunteers throughout the country help its employees deliver its
services.

To visit Volunteers of America’s website, click here. To see all of PsychOdyssey’s links, click here.

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