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  • Love, loss, simple pleasures, and Elizabeth Taylor

    Gene Vashon sat down at his kitchen table just two days after his 85th birthday, the seventh he’s celebrated at Park Meadows, (the Volunteers of America Texas Senior Housing site in Fort Worth, TX), and reflected on his life thus far.

  • You're hired, Oscar!

    When Oscar was told he had the job after his interview, he jumped up and down with excitement.

  • Confronting COVID-19: Joe Rivera

    Joe Rivera is a combat vet who served seven years in the Army. He has recently affected by Covid-19 and lost his job.

  • Confronting COVID-19: Lisa's Story

    Lisa shares how COVID-19 has impacted her transition upon being released from prison. Thanks to YOUR Mardi Bras donations, we were prepared to shelter in place.

  • Confronting COVID-19: Ashley

    Current VOA Texas employee, Ashley Norris, knows first hand how scary COVID-19 can be. Her sister contracted the virus earlier this year. She discussed how she deals with working as an essential employee at VOA Texas and trying to balance the health and financial impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic.

  • Confronting COVID-19: Erika's Story

    Like many American families, Erika Schoenhofer, Admissions Counselor for VOA Texas and her husband Robert live pay check to pay check while raising young children ages six and seven. In early 2020, the couple believed they had finally caught up on bills and were beginning to save money. When the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic hit unexpectedly across the country, the family suddenly found themselves over spending on food and supplies.

  • MLK Day: A Day 'On' not 'Off'

    More than 30 employees from Asurion, a global mobile service insurance and tech support company, spent the day volunteering at the Volunteers of America Texas Yale Street location. The volunteer event was in recognition of the National Day of Service to observe Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

  • HOME SWEET HOME – TAMMY’S STORY

    After surviving domestic violence and other life-altering events, Tammy became homeless. For more than five years, she relied on resources from the Salvation Army and a local women's center, while living without shelter between the streets and tents.

  • Rebuilding Lives

    VOA Texas gives hope, healing after Hurricane Harvey.

    Mary Allen (pictured left on the corner photo with her daughter E’Vonne) is a single mother of two children in Missouri City, TX.

  • MINT Mother, Baby Benefit to Birth Beyond Bars

    Rosales and Baby Ella benefit from a program where mothers and babies are 'MINT' to be together.

    Rosales is a non-violent offender who spent six months in the Volunteers of America Texas Mothers and Infants Nurturing Together program.