News & Features

Stay informed about the latest news and read about the great things happening at Volunteers of America of Indiana.

Home Depot Foundation Announces $7,870 Grant to Volunteers of America of Indiana to Help Homeless Veterans in Indianapolis

The Home Depot® Foundation recently announced a $7,870 grant to Indianapolis-based Volunteers of America of Indiana to address the critical housing needs of U.S. military veterans.

Department of Labor Awards Volunteers of America Grant of $1.5 Million

The U.S. Department of Labor announced June 28, 2012 that a total of $12,096,172 in grants were awarded to nine nonprofit organizations across the country to provide critical employment and support services for previously incarcerated female adults as they make the transition back into their communities. Volunteers of America of Indiana, based in Indianapolis, was awarded $1,500,000 for services which will be targeted to women returning to the metropolitan Indianapolis area.

Liberty Landing Dedication Media Advisory

Volunteers of America will hold a grand opening ceremony for Liberty Landing, a 49-bed transitional housing facility, serving honorably-discharged homeless veterans from the Fort Wayne and surrounding area. The facility is located at 2833 South Calhoun Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Volunteers of America Supports Justice Reinvestment in Indiana

Volunteers of America of Indiana applauds the recently released Justice Reinvestment in Indiana report prepared by the Pew Center on the States' Public Safety Performance Project and the Council of State Governments Justice Center. The bold strategies highlighted in this groundbreaking report will position Indiana as a national leader in effective correctional practice.

Childhood Disrupted: What Happens When Mommy's in Prison?

Starting in late 2009, Volunteers of America and Wilder Research collaborated on one of the nation’s first, multistate studies on the needs of families affected by incarcerated mothers. The study includes more than 200 interviews with the mothers, their children and their children’s caregivers.

FedEx Cares Week Media Advisory

FedEx team members work with Volunteers of America to assist clients in Indianapolis.

Scott - A Veteran Fighting the Battle of Homelessness

Scott, an honorably discharged veteran came to our Brandon Hall facility as a referral from the Homeless Outreach Team of the Veterans Administration. Scott formerly owned & operated food chains throughout the Indianapolis area; however his uphill battle to fight chronic alcoholism caused him to “lose it all" - his job, his wife & kids.

VOA/Casey Press Release (6-7-10)

Volunteers of America of Indiana was presented with the first-ever Volunteers of America/Annie E. Casey Foundation Family Strengthening Local Office of Excellence Award on June 7 in recognition of its work to build stronger families and end the cycle of intergenerational poverty. Read complete press release.

FedEx Cares 2009

Nearly 200 FedEx employees volunteered on Monday, September 21, 2009 in support of Volunteers of America of Indiana. FedEx staff members were participating in FedEx Cares Week, a week of service bringing thousands of FedEx volunteers from around the world and across the FedEx companies together, to support the communities where team members and customers live and work.

Checkpoints and Challenges

Volunteers of America of Indiana has announced a new learning tool that the agency helped create to provide insight into the challenges former inmates face upon reentry. The project was developed in collaboration with WFYI Public Broadcasting and John P. Craine House, an alternative sentencing program for nonviolent women. "Checkpoints and Challenges" provides role-playing situations that newly free inmates face. It's designed for use by re-entry programs, correctional systems, congregations with prison ministries and secondary and higher educational programs. PEN Products, a division of the Indiana Department of Correction, produced the game using offender labor at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility.

Healing Families Video

Watch as staff members of Volunteers of America share how you can become involved in the work of Healing Families through your gifts of time, talents and treasures.

Resources for This Section

  • Volunteers of America of Indiana Awarded 2nd Chance Act Grant
    Volunteers of America of Indiana Awarded 2nd Chance Act Grant Agency to receive $1,000,000 for Community-Based Adult Reentry Mentoring Program
  • 2013 Annual Report
    Volunteers of America of Indiana, Inc. produced the 2013 Annual Report, covering the agency's operations from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.
  • Look Up and Hope Improving Outcomes for Children of Color
    Our Look Up and Hope program is being highlighted as an evidence-based best practice by the Annie E. Casey Foundation for our success in supporting children of color with a mother in prison. Learn more about our ground breaking program.
  • William Raihl Named as Volunteers of America of Indiana's New President and CEO
    Volunteers of America of Indiana, Inc. announced today that William Raihl has been named the new president and CEO of the agency.
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Awards SSVF Grant
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced recently that $300 million was awarded to 319 community agencies across the nation, serving more than 120,000 homeless and at-risk veterans and their families. Volunteers of America of Indiana, based in Indianapolis, was awarded $1,154,000 to serve 286 participant households throughout Central and Southwest Indiana.
  • Volunteers of America Receives $1.4 Million Grant from Department of Labor
    U.S. Labor Department announces $1.4 Million grant to Volunteers of America of Indiana to provide job training and employment services for formerly incarcerated individuals. Local funds are part of $20 million in grants announced nationwide.
  • Wake Up Breakfast Press Release
    Volunteers of America of Indiana (VOAI) will be having a breakfast fundraiser at the Schwitzer Student Center on the campus of the University of Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. The breakfast will start at 8:00 a.m. in UIndy Hall. Tickets are $40 each for an individual ticket and $100 for a patron ticket.
  • 2012 Annual Report
    Volunteers of America of Indiana, Inc. produced the 2012 Annual Report, covering the agency's operations from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.
  • Spirit of Giving Catalog
    Shop our Spirit of Giving Catalog this holiday season and purchase a gift that gives back to those less fortunate.
  • Home Depot Foundation Announces $7,870 Grant to Volunteers of America of Indiana to Help Homeless Veterans in Indianapolis
    The Home Depot® Foundation recently announced a $7,870 grant to Indianapolis-based Volunteers of America of Indiana to address the critical housing needs of U.S. military veterans.
  • 2011 Annual Report Released
    Volunteers of America of Indiana has just released the agency’s 2011 Annual Report, which covers the operating period from July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. During this reporting period, the agency served 1527 individuals in a variety of programs statewide.
  • Liberty Landing Grand Opening
    Volunteers of America celebrates the grand opening of Liberty Landing in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • Liberty Landing Dedication Media Advisory
    Volunteers of America will hold a grand opening ceremony for Liberty Landing, a 49-bed transitional housing facility, serving honorably-discharged homeless veterans from the Fort Wayne and surrounding area. The facility is located at 2833 South Calhoun Street in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • Holiday Open House
    Volunteers of America of Indiana is hosting a Holiday Open House on Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 3:00-6:00 PM. Please join us for holiday festivities and support our "Toys for the Holidays" and "Gifts of the Heart" campaigns.
  • The Home Depot Foundation Announces $88,892 Grant to Help Homeless Veterans in Fort Wayne
    As part of its “Celebration of Service” initiative to honor U.S. military veterans, The Home Depot® Foundation today announced a $88,892 grant to Volunteers of America of Indiana to address the critical housing needs of U.S. military veterans.