Not Every American Lives the American Dream

But your generous support can change lives

Change a Life

We are more than a nonprofit organization. We are 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.

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    Your Support Changes Lives

    At Volunteers of America, we help people change their lives for the better. And we're unique among humanitarian organizations in that we provide both immediate assistance and long-term solutions that benefit individuals and families. In fact, perhaps no other organization offers such a wide range of community-based programs and services for people of all ages. Read our client Stories of Hope and learn how you're financial support is making a difference.

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    Operation Backpack® Helping Kids in Need Succeed

    Operation Backpack® connects children in need with a new backpack filled with grade-specific school supplies. But it’s not just about paper, pens, or binders-- it’s about giving the gift of opportunity in school and life that many children will not receive otherwise. Your donation to Operation Backpack isn’t a gift-- it’s a game changer.

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    The Momentum of Hope: Personal Stories of Moral Injury

    This powerful new book is an inspiring collection of first-person essays by people who have experienced the trauma of moral injury and made the difficult journey to recovery. Being able to share a profoundly personal story of moral injury and be heard is essential to the recovery process. Read a sampling of these stories and purchase the book in its entirety on

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  • 1,300,000

    almost 1.3 million people helped annually

  • 57,000

    kids and young people given opportunities they could never have imagined

  • 20,000

    veterans whose lives we have helped improve

  • 28,000

    individuals and families impacted by incarceration helped

  • 11,000

    individuals with intellectual disabilities empowered to be independent and involved in their communities

  • 106,000

    older adults cared for, housed and loved

  • 100,000

    homeless individuals assisted

  • 23,000

    people housed in our 19,426 affordable housing units in 484 properties