Hire Up Program Helps Families Impacted by COVID

Volunteers of America Texas, a faith-driven nonprofit helping people in need, was awarded $8 M to provide vocational training, workforce development support, financial empowerment, and basic needs assistance to participants and their families. The Hire Up Program has committed to assisting 400 eligible Harris County residents in underserved communities through training and employment opportunities building toward financial stability.

Hispanic Heritage Month: Stephanie Jerez-Rodriguez

VOA Texas is rich in history and culture. For Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize and acknowledge our staff members who make up our diverse organization and encourage them to share what makes their families special.

1947 Maud Booth travels to Texas after devastating explosion explosion

VOA Texas History

Founded in 1917, Volunteers of America Texas is a faith-based nonprofit, dedicated to helping the vulnerable to reach their full potential. VOA Texas provides substance abuse treatment, re-entry services, support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and quality housing to seniors.

VOA Texas

Volunteers of America Texas’ Life Enrichment Center in Houston is an activity-rich environment where individuals with disabilities can engage with each other and the community, all with the guidance of trained and caring staff.

Community Conversations: Juneteenth in Independence Heights

The VOA Texas office in Houston, TX is nestled in the historic Independence Heights neighborhood. Juneteenth celebrates when salves in Galveston, TX got word that they were free, two years after the emancipation proclamation was signed. In recognition of the holiday, we spoke to local Historian in the Independence Heights community, Carolyn Caine, on the importance of the celebration.

Community Conversations: VOA Park Meadows Resident speaks on Juneteenth

Julia “Amatullah” Elahi, is the daughter of a sharecropper. Reflecting on the days each year her father would call the family in from working on the family farm, she admits not knowing much about Juneteenth until she was older. The VOA Texas Park Meadows Resident of 8 years recently took time out to share why the recognition of Juneteenth is important.

Eligio and Ligia, Residents of VAO Tevas senior apartments

Eligio and Ligia’s Love Story

Hallmark has nothing on this couple’s love story. Eligio and Ligia, residents of VOA Texas senior apartments Abilene, have been married for nine years.

VOA Texas Christmas Service

VOA Texas Christmas Service

Our first post-pandemic Christmas service was held on Tuesday, December 13 at the Marty Leonard Chapel in Fort Worth, TX.

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