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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    Our 2021 Gratitude Report

    If you happened to see Pat Murphy serving lunches to residents at the Howard County senior center, you may not have guessed that just five years ago, this 66-year-old was living in a tent in the woods.

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    Healing Conversation

    Please join us for our final Healing Conversation of the 2021-2022 season as we the "Wisdom of Healing through Unity of Purpose." God desires unity because it’s the glue that holds ‘the church’ together. Without it, you can’t have genuine fellowship nor the possibility of harmony and respect among church members.

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    The 2022 Operation Backpack® campaign kicks off

    Your donations will help us provide backpacks, school supplies and funding for academic enrichment to more than 2,500 homeless and underprivileged children in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia.

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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.

  • 11,441

    In 2020, we served over 11,000 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.