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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.

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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  • Male veteran holds his son while smiling

    VOACC Launches Suicide Prevention Program for Veterans

    MARCH 7, 2023 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, click the new release title.

  • VOACC Welcomes New Members To Our Executive Leadership Team

    JANUARY 17, 2023 We’re excited to welcome our brand-new Vice President of Maryland & DC Behavioral Health, Brandi-Goss Burchett; and our Director of Operations for the District of Columbia, Joseph Martinez-Williams. To learn, click the new release title.

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    VOACC To Open First Medical Respite Program For Women In DC

    JANUARY 16, 2023 VOACC is proud to announce that we’ve received a $20,000 grant from The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation to support the launch of Hope Has A Home™ for Women, a new medical respite program designed to support women experiencing homelessness, mental illness, substance use disorders, and chronic illness in Washington DC. To…

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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