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  • June 1, 2017

    Gerald Mitchell - An example of resilience

    Despite Gerald Mitchell's challenges with chronic homelessness, cancer, and addiction, he has been a source of happiness and inspiration to his fellow homeless veterans at Brandon Hall.

  • January 13, 2017

    Olivia Recovers from Addiction and Reunites with her Children

    With help from Volunteers of America Indiana's drug addiction treatment center, the Fresh Start Recovery Center, Olivia could overcome her addiction and prepare to obtain custody of her children again.

  • October 13, 2016

    With a home and community at Brownstone Manor, Ronald could move forward with his life

    Ronald Dixon was homeless and living with family in Terre Haute, and wasn't sure what his options were with his limited income. Thankfully, he found Brownstone Manor, run by Volunteers of America of Indiana, and in December 2015 he moved in.

  • September 13, 2016

    At Brandon Hall, Scott found the reentry program he needed

    Scott's first experience at a work release facility did not go well for him, but this time around Brandon Hall provided him with case management and excellent staff to help his mental health problems and boost his self-confidence.

  • August 1, 2016

    Rachel and Gianna gain financial assistance, education, and a home

    Rachel, a battered Air Force veteran, and Gianna, her young 6-yr-old daughter, were homeless for five months. But the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program in Evansville found help for them.

    SSVF in Evansville gave her hope, resources for financial and employment assistance, and help finding a home.

  • July 5, 2016

    Through therapy and support, Cecilia left Theodora House with confidence and hope

    When Cecilia first arrived at Theodora House, (our work release program for women) she was emotionally and mentally unstable. But after 2 1/2 years, she is leaving with her head held high.

    After 11 months of therapy in our behavioral health clinic, she was able to stabilize, get a job, and find a home. She left our work facility program for women on June 30, ready and excited for a brand new life.

  • June 2, 2016

    Randy Overcomes Homelessnes and Becomes a Pharmaceutical Salesman

    Through the Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program in Fort Wayne, Randy was able to find a career instead of just another job.

    Last year, Randy had to get spinal surgery from a training accident that happened in the Army years ago. When complications arose, he ran out of funds and unexpectedly became homeless. Thankfully, Liberty Landing and the HVRP program were there to help him find stability again.

  • May 16, 2016

    Antonio Found Employment and a Support Group To Keep Himself Out of Prison

    In Antonio's own words, "where there is no struggle, there is no strength."

    Antonio, a current resident of Brandon Hall as a homeless veteran, discusses the difficulties of transitioning out of incarceration to normal life and how he is obtaining success thanks to the support of Volunteers of America Indiana.

  • October 21, 2015

    Through our reentry services, Teresa found the motivation to push through

    Because she was able to see her family, Teresa overcame addiction.

    With help from the staff members at Theodora House, Volunteers of America of Indiana's work-release facility for women, Teresa gained the hope and motivation she needed with the vision of reuniting with her grandson.

  • September 14, 2015

    John found a job despite his felony

    By using reentry and employment services offered at STRIVE Indy, John found two jobs despite his criminal history. The program offered financial literacy classes and forklift certification.

    "I'm not gonna allow prison to define the rest of my life and who I am for the rest of my life."