At Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana, we are committed to caring for people of all backgrounds who need a hand up to get on their feet. We do so through programs that provide housing and assistance to veterans, mothers struggling with addiction, individuals returning from prison and families in need. We are more than a nonprofit. We are a ministry of service dedicated to helping those in need reach their full potential.
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"Go wherever we are needed and do whatever comes to hand.”
This was the pledge made by Ballington and Maud Booth when they founded Volunteers of America in 1896. Now, over a century later, these words still define us as we continue our legacy of responding to the needs of homeless men and families, veterans, men returning from prison, people with disabilities, elderly and those searching for affordable housing. Our organization is strengthened by the commitment of hundreds of employees, volunteers and partners working toward real change.
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We work hard to give back to those who have given so much. Veterans returning from service face unique challenges during their transition to civilian life. By surrounding veterans with an environment that provides them with a solid foundation, we help them become productive members of our community. We are building the bridge from their past service in the military to a successful civilian life. We also secure housing and assist veterans in finding long-term employment and job training.
We empathize with individuals struggling with mental health and substance use disorders, as well as their families. With emergency addiction treatment services, programs geared towards prevention, and ongoing care for survivors, it is possible for men, women, teens, and children to find the support they need.
We believe in finding the right homes for those who need it most. We work hard to end homelessness by addressing the specific needs of every family and individual we serve. A home is more than four walls and a roof. It is a foundation on which a person builds to reach their full potential.
We understand the challenges faced by individuals looking for a fresh start after exiting prison. We help ex-offenders living in our halfway houses move forward with their lives by providing job training, work-release programs and group counseling.
We are committed to strengthening our communities through a variety of ways such as food pantries, thrift stores, auto auctions, auto donations, Operation Backpack and community giving programs.
We invite you to experience how you can help change lives by taking a program tour in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, or Indianapolis. You'll walk-though our facilities and see first-hand how your support and engagement helps individuals and families work toward independent lives.