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The Momentum of Hope: Personal Stories of Moral Injury
This powerful new book is an inspiring collection of first-person essays by people who have experienced the trauma of moral injury and made the difficult journey to recovery. Being able to share a profoundly personal story of moral injury and be heard is essential to the recovery process. Read a sampling of these stories and purchase the book in its entirety on Amazon.com
A Fine Line - Volunteers of America's 2017 Annual Report
Volunteers of America recognizes the fine lines that often separate us as a people, but together with you, we are erasing those lines. We are growing our diverse family that welcomes and includes all people, meeting them where they are. Watch our annual report video to learn more how, in 2017, we helped more than 1 million people.
Operation Backpack® Helping Kids in Need Succeed
Operation Backpack® connects children in need with a new backpack filled with grade-specific school supplies. But it’s not just about paper, pens, or binders-- it’s about giving the gift of opportunity in school and life that many children will not receive otherwise. Your donation to Operation Backpack isn’t a gift-- it’s a game changer.
almost 1.3 million people helped annually
kids and young people given opportunities they could never have imagined
veterans whose lives we have helped improve
individuals and families impacted by incarceration helped
individuals with intellectual disabilities empowered to be independent and involved in their communities
older adults cared for, housed and loved
homeless individuals assisted
people housed in our 19,426 affordable housing units in 484 properties