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    Give students hope by providing backpacks, school supplies and more!

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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 2022 Annual Report

    Thanks to our dedicated leadership, staff, donors and volunteers, over 10,600 men, women and children received the housing and care they need to thrive. Read about how our Newport News YouthBuild program helped 19-year-old Mike Diaz land his dream job and more stories of transformation in our 2022 Annual Report by clicking the button below!

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    VOACC Launches Suicide Prevention Program for Veterans

    Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas (VOACC) is proud to announce that we have been awarded $750,000 by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to launch the Staff Sergeant Parker Gordon Fox (SSG Fox) Suicide Prevention Program in support of our nation's heroes in Virginia! To learn, check out our new release.

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    Our 2023 Youth Mental Health Expo was a Hit!

    On April 29th, we welcomed over 400 people to our 2nd annual Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T.) Youth Mental Health Expo at Bowie State University. That's 2X the number of attendees from last year! Read our wrap-up to see all the great things that happened, check out our photos and videos, and learn about how to get involved next year by clicking the button below!

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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.

  • 10,676

    In 2022, 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.

  • 3,706

    Families and individuals were supported through our homeless services in Virginia and the Carolinas.

  • 896

    Adults were served in their transition from prison. 75% of them secured a job.

  • 2,693

    Adults and youth were provided behavioral health and primary care support in Maryland and DC.

  • 2,263

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

  • 637

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

  • 309

    Adults and youth with a substance use disorder placed on a pathway to recovery in Maryland, DC & Virginia.

  • 83

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

  • 89

    Adults living with intellectual/developmental disabilities provided support & care.