Please enjoy a look back at not just our previous year, but the last 125 as well. Our Gratitude Report is created with deep appreciation for all who make our work possible. Since 1896 our employees, donors, volunteers and the communities we serve have been the reason behind our success. For all this, we share our gratitude.
Helping kids in need succeed
Our initiative to fill in the gap for our region’s most vulnerable children. Your donations help us provide backpacks, school supplies and funding for academic enrichment to more than 2,500 homeless and underprivileged children in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina.
In Honor of Memorial Day
We are talking with retired Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joseph Bachota, our very own Chaplain of the Carolinas. Chaplain Joe shares how faith and ministry drove his 20 years of service, including four combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. Join Vision and Voices this month and help us honor our military who gave their all for our country.
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.
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.
We utilize a holistic approach to supportive housing by providing affordable housing to vulnerable populations while delivering supportive services residents need to achieve self-sufficiency.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2020, we served over 11,000 individuals and families throughout our service areas.
85 cents out of every dollar supports community services for people in need.
Over 4,000 families and individuals were supported through our homeless services in Virginia and the Carolinas.
Nearly 3,000 individuals were served in their transition from prison. 75% of them secured a job.
Over 1,000 individuals were provided behavioral health and primary care support in Maryland and DC.