Volunteers of America celebrate 125 years of service


Gov. Mark Gordon proclaims March 8, 2021 as Volunteers of America Day in Wyoming

SHERIDAN, WY (March 8, 2021) – For 125 years, Volunteers of America (VOA) has provided high-quality social services to millions across the United States. As VOA celebrates its rich 125-year history of empowering those in need, March 8, 2021, will be observed in the state of Wyoming as Volunteers of America Day.

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Dating as far back as the aftermath of the American Civil War, VOA has empowered and advocated for veterans, at-risk youth, and families torn apart by the day-to-day struggle to obtain basic necessities and a life with dignity. The organization has grown to become one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of quality affordable housing, as well as long-term skilled nursing care and health services. From seniors and people with disabilities to those experiencing homelessness or recovering from addiction, the VOA network of 30 affiliates employs more than 16,000 professionals and empowers 1.5 million people needing assistance.

Volunteers of America Northern Rockies is part of the VOA network of 30 Affiliate chapters serving 1.5 million individuals in over 400 communities each year nationwide.

Last year Volunteers of America Northern Rockies served more than 12,000 individuals across Montana, Wyoming, and Western South Dakota. Including 2,873 Veterans who needed housing assistance, 230 low-income seniors who needed an affordable place to call home, 2,334 families with young children in need of diapers and formula, and 143 kids that got help transitioning to life on their own. 

Nationally, VOA serves more than 27,000 veterans annually who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. The organization also owns and manages more than 500 affordable housing properties in 40 states plus Puerto Rico, which provide homes to more than 25,000 people each year. Additionally, VOA is recognized as a national leader in senior care. From skilled nursing care and assisted living to a continuum of housing tailored to their needs, we provide a safe, welcoming environment for approximately 8,000 seniors who need it most.

ABOUT VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA
Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need live healthy, safe, and productive lives. Since 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America’s most vulnerable groups, including veterans, seniors, people with disabilities, at-risk youth, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, those recovering from addictions, and many others. Through hundreds of human service programs, including housing and health care, Volunteers of America helps almost 1.5 million people in over 400 communities. Our work touches the mind, body, heart, and ultimately the spirit of those we serve, integrating our deep compassion with highly effective programs and services. For more information about Volunteers of America, visit www.VOANR.org.

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