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  • Unique Christmas Tree

    Harvestwoord Apartments resident, George Fry designed and built a unique Christmas tree that lights up the common area and the faces of those who pass through it.

  • Home Depot Helps VOA Texas Veteran

    Volunteers from the a Houston Home Depot store donated $1,000 worth of supplies and nearly 100 volunteer hours to beautify the home of United States Marine Corps Veteran, William Victorian.

  • Positive Perspective a Century in the Making

    Park Meadows housing resident, Maurine Beene, shares a positive perspective to help others survive tough times.

  • 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.

  • Operation Backpack (Houston)

    Operation Backpack 2020 was a unique event offering a curbside pick-up to keep staff and clients safe during these unprecedented times of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 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

    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.