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.
Moral injury is a relatively recent term used to describe a crisis that soldiers have faced for centuries, the internal suffering that results from doing something against your 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 their 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, are ordered to do, or fail to do in high stakes situations. We can lose our moral foundations and our sense of being a good person.
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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.
November 5, 2021
Volunteers of America’s CEO Mike King Takes Helm of LeadingAge Board of Directors Succeeds Jewish Home Family’s Carol Silver Elliott in Two Year Term
Mike King, national president and CEO of Volunteers of America (VOA), will chair the board of directors of LeadingAge, the association of nonprofit providers of aging services, for a two year term effective January 2022. The board transition announcement was announced to association members at the 2021 LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO in Atlanta, GA.
July 28, 2021
Volunteers of America National Services Selected as a Development Partner for New Affordable Senior Housing Site at The Oaks in Dallas, Texas
Volunteers of America National Services was selected by DHA Housing Solutions for North Texas to partner on a mixed income senior affordable residential housing project to be known as The Oaks in Dallas, Texas. The projected is slated to be completed in 2023. VOANS is the wholly controlled nonprofit subsidiary of Volunteers of America created as the sponsor and parent entity for new Volunteers of America housing development projects.
May 18, 2021
The Volunteers of America Classic returns to The Colony, TX June 28 – July 4, 2021 with top LPGA professionals competing for a $1.5 million purse playing Old American Golf Club at Golf Clubs at The Tribute. In addition to world-class golf, Tournament week will encompass a variety of free family-friendly event programming.
January 29, 2021
Millionacres Podcast Features VOA Affordable Housing and Senior Healthcare Services
July 24, 2020
Social service organizations like Volunteers of America, and other nonprofits, continue to be on the front lines during the pandemic providing life-saving resources to those who need it most. Now, many nonprofits are in jeopardy during the current economic crisis and are in need of support.
June 11, 2020
Hear from our Executive VP, National Services, Sharon Wilson-Geno on what a second wave of the virus could mean to our older population, and how VOA continues to be on the frontlines of the coronavirus crisis.