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Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas inspire self-sufficiency, dignity, and hope by providing critical housing, health, and human services to thousands of vulnerable individuals and families across Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, and the Carolinas.

We’re on a mission.

At Volunteers of America, we’re dedicated to helping those most in need live their best lives. From housing to healthcare to human services, our work touches the mind, bodies, hearts, and spirits of those we serve.


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  • VOACC Launches its 15th Annual Operation Backpack® Campaign

    JUNE 10, 2024 Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas will launch its annual Operation Backpack® back-to-school campaign on July 1, 2024 in partnership with WJLA ABC7 News DC, FOX45 WBFF, Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area, Royal Court Zeta chapter of the Mu Beta Phi Military Fraternity, and the Prince George’s County Office…

  • VOACC and the Lawson Family Foundation Fund Launch Market Heights Neighborhood Program   

    MAY 29, 2024 Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas is is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a $130,000 grant by the Lawson Family Foundation Fund of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation to launch the Market Heights Neighborhood Program. To learn more, click the news title.

  • VOACC Welcomes Lisa Snider as our new VA/DC VP

    Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas is thrilled to announce the appointment of Lisa Snider as the new Vice President for VA/DC. Click the link to read more.

Guided by the experience of more than 900 professionals living and working to make life better in their local communities, our plan for today and tomorrow is clear: transform lives by improving the health, happiness, and stability of our communities.


Access to quality healthcare is an essential part of any thriving, active community. Our goal is to provide 100% access to those who need it.


The key ingredient to living a healthy life is having a place to call home. We believe that a safe, affordable home is a basic human right.

Human Services

Focused on the unique needs of each of the communities we serve, we create and manage hundreds of life-changing programs and services.

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3,706 men, women & children supported through our homeless services in Virginia and the Carolinas each year.

2,693 individuals provided behavioral health & primary care support in Maryland, DC and Virginia each year.

2,263 veterans & their families supported to secure housing, employment and more in Virginia and the Carolinas each year.

896 returning citizens assisted in their transition home each year.

637 families and individuals provided permanent housing & supportive services in Maryland and Virginia each year.

309 individuals with substance use challenges placed on a pathway to recovery in Maryland, DC and Virginia each year.

89 adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities provided support & care each year.

83 adults & youth trained and linked to in-demand jobs in Maryland and Virginia.

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