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History

History

Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.

Through thousands of human service programs, including housing and healthcare, Volunteers of America helps more than 2 million people in over 400 communities.  Since 1896, its ministry of service has supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups, including at-risk youth, the frail elderly, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions.

In addition to its many diverse services, Volunteers of America is the nation’s largest nonprofit developer and provider of quality affordable housing for families, the elderly and people with disabilities.  The organization is also a major provider of skilled long-term nursing care and health services through its nursing facilities, residential assisted-living complexes, and retirement communities.

 

Ballington and Maud Booth, Founders of Volunteers of America.