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Volunteers of America

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  • A Housing Works dynamo smooths out the bumpy road for homeless

    A Housing Works dynamo smooths out the bumpy road for homeless
    It's a short ride from L.A.'s skid row to Hollywood, but throw in a detour and a few bumps and the journey can take six months, as it did for my friend Nathaniel Ayers. The Juilliard-trained musician had been ensconced in the same downtown apartment for...
  • Local children honored for "doing something right"

     
    The winners of the Allentown President’s Council’s “Catch a Young Person Doing Something Right” campaign were recognized Thursday during a reception at LifeChurch in Allentown. The goal of the program launched last fall, was to...
  • Building plans were unfair to Beechcrest residents [Letter]

    How would you feel if you were told without warning that you had one year to move out of your home without any sort of compensation money? Would you still be as angry if you were then told that your property was being taken in order to build a...
  • Howard County maps apartments for the homeless

    Staci M. Watkins was found dead a week ago in a patch of woods along U.S. 1 in Laurel, not far from the Turf Motel, where she'd been living for a few weeks. She and her boyfriend, Donald "Butch" McCulley, were managing to keep the room on the first...
  • Howard steps up for homeless with land buy for housing [Commentary]

    Howard County took an important step in the fight against homelessness last week by purchasing an 8-acre lot that will be the future home to a 30-unit housing facility. Using $3.25 million in land acquisition dollars, the county bought the land at the...
  • First local permanent housing complex for homeless veterans to be built

    First local permanent housing complex for homeless veterans to be built
    Several dozen homeless veterans in Indianapolis will soon have a place to call home thanks to a public-private partnership. They broke ground on a 75-unit permanent supportive housing complex in Haughville, which is the first of its kind in Indianapolis....
  • Volunteers help rebuild playground for formerly homeless children

    A team of 90 volunteers painted and cleaned the playground at the Pratt House this week to prepare the site for an overhaul next month. College students, part of Students Today Leaders Forever, joined Volunteers of America Chesapeake to enhance the...
  • As temperatures drop, be ready to help the homeless

    Maryland is currently experiencing the coldest temperatures in nearly two years, with multiple days that have been well-below freezing ("Cold snap raises health concerns," Jan. 24.) As your article points out, our most vulnerable residents — the...
  • 9/11 victims remembered at numerous area memorials

     
    9/11 victims remembered at numerous area memorials...
  • VP of Volunteers of America of Indiana arrested on prostitution charge

    VP of Volunteers of America of Indiana arrested on prostitution charge
    The vice president and chief operating officer of Volunteers of America of Indiana was arrested last week after police said he attempted to pick up a prostitute.  Steven Runyon, 47, was charged with patronizing a prostitute. According to the police...