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 in every Indiana county (with the exception of Clark & Floyd) for the following individuals:
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.