Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana Celebrates 125 Years of Service

March 8, 2021

For 125 years, Volunteers of America (VOA) has provided high-quality services to millions across the United States. On March 8, 2021, VOA celebrates its rich 125-year history of empowering those in need and receives recognition from State of Ohio and State of Indiana.

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 employ more than 16,000 professionals and empower 1.5 million people needing assistance.

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana is part of VOA’s nationwide network and helps reach and uplift more than 15,000 families and individuals each year through its 75 human services programs. Across Ohio and Indiana, the organization focuses its work on veterans, homeless individuals and families, individuals with criminal justice involvement, behavioral health services, and community enrichment.

“We are incredibly proud and dedicated to our ongoing commitment to help uplift all those in need throughout Indiana and Ohio. We will continue to build on 125 years of compassionate service and pave the way for the next 125 years to come.”

John R. von Arx III
President & CEO
Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana

Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana helps people reach their full potential and envisions a world where all people live in safety, with social, emotional, and physical well-being, spiritual fulfillment, justice, equality, and hope.

“The State of Indiana relies on Hoosiers like Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana who continue to give back to our communities,” said Governor of Indiana Eric Holcomb. “Congratulations on this enormous achievement!”

“Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana has served a vital role in assisting Ohioans and has made our communities a better place to live,” said Senator Steve Wilson, 7th District on behalf of the Ohio Senate.

“It is with great pride that we congratulate Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana on its 125th Anniversary. We look with optimism to a future that reflects its significant contributions,” declared Representative Dontavius Jarrells, House District 25 and Robert Cupp, Speaker, Ohio House of Representatives.

About Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana

Volunteers of America is a national, faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping those in need live healthy, safe, and productive lives. Through thousands of human services programs, including housing and healthcare services, Volunteers of America helps nearly 1.5 million people across the country and more than 15,000 in Ohio and Indiana.

Since 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America’s most vulnerable groups including low-income seniors, veterans, homeless individuals and families, men and women returning home after incarceration, homeless individuals and families, and those recovering from addictions.