Transforming Lives from Vulnerable to Vibrant.
Now in its second century of service, Volunteers of America is one of the nation’s largest and most comprehensive human service organizations, touching the lives of almost two million people each year in hundreds of communities across the nation. Each year, Volunteers of America Southwest serves over 8,000 individuals, children and families in the areas of education, behavioral health and housing. Their programs offer assistance in San Diego County, Imperial County, and Southern California’s Inland Empire, helping homeless veterans with disabilities achieve self-reliance, helping men and women to return to their families clean and sober, caring for elders and those struggling with mental health challenges, and supporting the futures of our community’s children through education and overall family well-being.
This holiday season, Volunteers of America Southwest has dedicated itself to helping transform the lives of seniors in our community. The organization notes that the number of seniors living alone and in extreme poverty is rising at an alarming rate, leaving many seniors unable to afford medical care and housing. The number of seniors living homeless on the street more than doubled from 2015 to 2016. One in six senior females face disorienting memory loss; many are without a caregiver to look after their safety.
Vulnerable does have many faces – a family member, a friend, a neighbor. Volunteers of America Southwest’s goal is to help create a path that help seniors enjoy a more vibrant, productive and purposeful life. Supporters like you have helped to co-create thousands of life-changing success stories. We encourage you to unite in our effort. As little as $35 can feed a senior for a week. A donation of $100 can fund a month of case management services for three seniors. $250 can pay a month of rent for a senior.
Please visit www.voadonate.org and help us transform lives from vulnerable to vibrant.