Volunteers of America Southwest.

For 120 years Volunteers of America Southwest has been making a difference in the community and changing lives. By the time many of us go to bed tonight, 1,735 people will have been helped through their programs and services.
Volunteers of America Southwest serves over 13,500 children, families and individuals every year through over 20 human service programs in San Diego, Imperial, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties.

They live by their mission of “inspiring hope through their ministry of service by providing individuals and families with the tools to improve their quality of life.” Volunteers of America Southwest helps veterans with disabilities achieve self-reliance, provides the community with public safety programs, allows men and women to return to their families clean and sober, cares for seniors and those struggling with mental health challenges, houses low-income families in need, supports the futures of our community’s children through education and social development, and serves an average of 1,560 meals to people in the community daily.

Having served as President/CEO of Volunteers of America Southwest for 17 years, Gerald McFadden has seen the organization grow in scope of services, financial scale, geographic-service area and core business philosophy.  McFadden describes Volunteers of America Southwest as being in the “turnaround business”. “We turnaround the lives of individuals with challenges by cultivating their hope, providing them with concrete skills and creating paths that make possible their seemingly impossible journey to a better life. We are a source of hope for those who are broken, having taken a wrong turn, or those whose life has dealt a difficult blow,” McFadden shares with Giving Back Magazine.

To learn more or support Volunteers of America Southwest please visit their website www.voasw.org, contact them at (619) 282-8211, or email contact@voa-swcal.org