Volunteers of America.

Dear Friends,

Vulnerable has many faces. If we all paused for just a minute, I am certain each of us could identify someone in our life who desperately needs a helping hand. At Volunteers of America Southwest, we want to be that outstretched hand for those struggling with challenging situations.

My name is Gerald McFadden, and I am the President & CEO of Volunteers of America Southwest. Our organization exists so those who are emotionally broken and without hope will know Volunteers of America will always have the light on for them. Whether struggling with an addiction disorder, a veteran with mental illness, a child with unique educational needs, we want to help them on their journey to a more vibrant life.

There are many for whom this Holiday will not bring joy and good tidings. For many, acts of kindness and gratitude are but a faint memory. During this season of celebration, renewal and gift giving I along with the staff at Volunteers of America Southwest wish you a joyous holiday and a truly Blessed New Year.

I would be truly honored if your schedule will permit me to share with you a little bit more about our organization and the amazing work we do to turnaround the troubled lives that walk through our doors. Each of us may at one time or another have “difficulty” come knocking at our door. Volunteers of America Southwest would like to be there as a resource at that difficult time.

I believe that we have all been placed on this earth for a purpose greater than ourselves, and we have a responsibility to leave this life having made it better than when we arrived. As we approach the holidays, let us always remember … to someone who is ready to give up on life, our outstretched hands may represent the hope and life-line needed to turn their life around.

Feel free to visit our website, give us a call, or stop by our offices. I’d love to meet you and tell you more about our organization.

Gerald McFadden



• Every hour 20 veterans commit suicide, many of whom are homeless
• 1 in 5 children in the US live in poverty, and their families struggle to find quality child care
• 1 in 8 adults over 60 report increasing memory loss in the last year

Every day, more than 115 individuals die after overdosing onopioids

Vulnerable Has Many Faces:

Like Someone Struggling with an Addiction Disorder, a Homeless Veteran with Mental Health Challenges, or a Child with Unique Educational Needs

Our mission is to inspire hope through our ministry of service by providing individuals and families with tools to improve their quality of life.

Give us a call, or visit us online to find out more about the services we offer

619-282-8211 www.voasw.org