Come to our breakfast fundraiser on March 16 to expand the Fresh Start Recovery Center, talk with successful graduates of the program, mingle with like-minded individuals, and eat delicious breakfast food in downtown Indianapolis.
Volunteers of America of Indiana is one of 35 affiliates of Volunteers of America, which was established in 1896 by social reformers Ballington and Maud Booth. On behalf of the organization, the Booths pledged to "go wherever we are needed, and do whatever comes to hand." That declaration continues to guide Volunteers of America's outreach efforts.
Today, Volunteers of America is comprised of nearly 16,000 paid, professional employees dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential nation-wide. For over 115 years, we have taken on the most difficult tasks to help vulnerable populations.
The name Volunteers of America was selected when the organization was founded 120 years ago. It signified that the organization was comprised of people voluntarily choosing to help others. In those days, a volunteer was anyone who was committed to a mission or cause. Since its earliest days, when Volunteers of America brought food, medicine and comfort to people not served by other charities, volunteering has been instrumental in every aspect of the organization's ministry of service.
Today, our services are delivered through a partnership of professional staff, volunteers and other community supporters.
Volunteers of America of Indiana provides services for the following demographics:
- Homeless Veterans
- Men and women transitioning out of the criminal justice system and their families
- Low-income seniors
- Persons with developmental disabilities
- Mothers struggling with issues stemming from substance abuse
- Men and women who need behavioral health services
We believe that impoverished individuals are powerful, but are not able to reach their full potential because they lack resources. Read their stories, and learn how when equipped with the right services, these individuals can achieve what they once thought was impossible.
A world where all people live in safety with social, emotional and physical well being, justice and hope.
Volunteers of America helps the most vulnerable and under-served people achieve their full potential.
We provide services that are designed locally to address specific community needs. Our common areas of focus include promoting self-sufficiency for the homeless and for others overcoming personal crises, caring for the elderly and disabled and fostering their independence, and supporting positive development for troubled and at risk children and youth. We look at the whole person and address both urgent and ongoing needs, with the goal of helping people become as self-reliant as possible.
Volunteers of America of Indiana provides life-changing services to enhance the physical, emotional, and intellectual needs of individuals by providing counseling, rehabilitation, job placement, and residential services. We serve individuals transitioning from the correctional system, the elderly, Veterans, and those dealing with chronic addiction and mental illness.