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WHO WE ARE

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

Latest News & Information

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    You can be a part of our Harvest for Hope

    Harvest for Hope is our premiere fundraising and networking event benefitting our Maryland, Virginia and DC health and human services programs. Each year we bring together guests who, like you, are passionate about empowering the lives of those in need.

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    YouthBuild to Offer Gun Violence Intervention & Prevention

    Expanding on our already existing curriculum, VOACC's YouthBuild will add a gun violence intervention program called "PeaceKeepers." The project will expand the YouthBuild caseload by 25 youth ages 16-24 and add a case manager to provide trauma-informed case management.

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    VOACC welcomes our new Chaplain

    Jules Christian is a Pastor, Chaplain, Writer and Counselor, providing spiritual care for over twenty-five years. Chaplain Jules started on June 30, 2022 and is already making an impact in our ministry.  She is an engaging spiritual leader who has a passion to help others, especially those in the margins.

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Our Services

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    Behavioral Health

    We provide 24-hour residential supports based on individual need, independent housing with supportive services, medication management, group therapy, counseling, community support, and referral and assistance with the activities for daily living to individuals living with severe mental health issues.

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    Homelessness & Supported Housing

    We provide year-round shelter and housing-focused case management, education training, job training, referral services, behavioral health treatment services and more to men, women, and children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

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    Community Corrections

    Since 1976, our Residential Re-entry Center (RRC) program has been providing the kind of structured and community-based support returning citizens need to effectively transition back into society.

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    Substance Use Recovery

    We offer recovery and non-medical detoxification services designed to assist individuals suffering from addiction who desire a clean, safe, and healing environment to overcome the hold of substance abuse.

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    Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

    We support individuals living with an intellectual or developmental disability by providing safe, supportive housing and person-centered services including in-home support, crisis stabilization and life skills training.

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    Veteran Services

    We offer a variety of community-based services to help veterans and their families achieve housing stability, including case management, transportation to jobs, crisis intervention, mental health referrals, and income support.

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  • 10,042

    In 2021, we served over 10,000 individuals and families throughout our service areas.

  • 85%

    85 cents out of every dollar supports community services for people in need.

  • 4,046

    Over 4,000 families and individuals were supported through our homeless services in Virginia and the Carolinas.

  • 2,964

    Nearly 3,000 individuals were served in their transition from prison. 75% of them secured a job.

  • 1,227

    Over 1,000 individuals were provided behavioral health and primary care support in Maryland and DC.

  • 2,372

    Individuals provided behavioral health and primary care in DC and Maryland

  • 2,248

    Veterans and their families supported to secure housing and employment in Virginia and the Carolinas