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  • Diversity Dialogue: Araceli Salas, Hispanic Heritage Month

    My name is Araceli Salas; I am Mexican American and the daughter of Mexican immigrants. My parents migrated to Texas in the 80s during President Ronald Reagan’s term. During that time, obtaining residency was not as tough as now. My mom mainly raised me, and coming to an entirely new country was an extreme culture…

  • A Load Off, a Hand Up

    Terry Saddler is a happy man. He and his family are settled down with a home and all the goods that go with it. He’s also begun planning to bring in a little extra income with lawn maintenance skills he picked up some years ago. “Happy” and “settled” are not, however, words the Conroe, Texas,…

  • Maintaining a Positive Mindset

    Quentin, 34, spent three years in the United States Air Force before being medically discharged from the military. Since then, Quentin has experienced multiple difficulties as a result of the mental and physical trauma he experienced in the military. He lost his job as a result of COVID-19 which made it difficult for him to…


  • Operation Backpack® Helping Kids in Need Succeed

    Volunteers of America Texas to distribute hundreds of backpacks to students in need. FORT WORTH, TX — The start of a new school year can be exciting for a child, but for parents the rising cost of supplies could put a damper on that enthusiasm.  Volunteers of America (VOA) Texas is taking the stress out…


  • Senior Citizens Dance the Night Away at “Senior” Prom

    JUNE 23RD, 2023 (DALLAS, TX) JUNE 23, 2023—More than two dozen senior citizens who live in the Volunteers of America Texas Prairie Creek Housing Apartment complex had a funky good time at their “Senior” Prom Thursday evening. The 70s-themed dance, sponsored by Amazon, included hit songs from the era. “The music, it was awesome. It…


  • Seniors Citizens Take on Tik Tok Challenges, Nail It

    april 17th, 2023 Amazon Celebrates National Volunteer Week with Volunteers of America Texas  (DALLAS, TX) APRIL 17, 2023 — Seniors at the Volunteers of America (VOA) Texas Prairie Creek Apartment complex, proved they can play more than BINGO. The residents aged 62 and older took part in challenges that are popular amongst the Tik Tok…



  • 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…

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