[Infographic] 2017 Annual Report
We’ve had an exciting fiscal year at Volunteers of America of Indiana! For example, we held our first annual breakfast fundraiser for the Fresh Start Recovery Center and saw a tremendous amount of community support, we received a significant grant to renovate Brandon Hall, we announced our plans to open a residential addiction treatment center in Winchester IN, and many of our clients (our fellow community members) saw success.
Of course, the achievements of our clients are what we are most proud of, so please take a moment to recognize them by reading their stories. Yvonne, a resident of Indianapolis, had a substance abuse disorder and was at risk of losing her children to the Department of Child Services but showed enough courage to seek treatment at our Fresh Start Recovery Center and keep the guardianship of her children. Gerald was a homeless veteran and fighting cancer at the same time but he chose to look on the bright side and serve his fellow veterans living with him at Brandon Hall. Ronald was struggling at Brownstone Manor in Terre Haute but thanks to the help of his fellow residents he took control of his alcohol problem and decided to go back to school. Rachel, a veteran of the air force, struggled to find a home for her and her daughter in Evansville but has since found a job and a safe, stable apartment.
We also recognize we can’t take full credit for those achievements. Our programming may have played a role in their journey, but the grit and hard work of any given client makes all the difference in that journey. And, of course, our programming wouldn’t exist without the monetary and hands-on support from donors and volunteers. So, with that being said, HUGE thank you to our donors and volunteers!