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  • The Oaks: A Beacon of Hope for Seniors in Need of Affordable Housing

    Her former apartment was hardly ideal. Alecia Sanchez, a 70-year-old widow with hardly any family, shared her living quarters with rats—big rats—who had easy access through holes in the walls. This, however, is no longer the case. Sanchez is now safely ensconced as one of the first residents of The Oaks, the newest high-end apartment…

  • A Big Heart on a Big Day

    VOA Texas Supporter, Beverly Terranova (pictured left with her daughter, Marie and husband Gerald) gives generously to VOA Texas on North Texas Giving Day. In the throes of a global pandemic, VOA Texas has been truly blessed by the outpouring of support from donors and friends in the community. Beverly Terranova, 88 of Arlington, is…

  • Diversity Dialogue: Alexandra Sosa, Hispanic Heritage Month

    My name is Alexandra Sosa, and I have been a Financial Coach at Volunteers of America Texas for a year now. I love working here because of the diversity that this organization has. It’s incredible that I work for an excellent place that recognizes Hispanic Heritage Month. I take great pride in being Mexican American,…



  • Vocational Opportunities and Training Services

    Vocational Opportunities and Training Services Program prepares adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities for the workforce.

  • 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…

  • 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.

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