History & Vision

Our History

Volunteers of America (VOA), established in 1896 by Christian social reformers Maud and Ballington Booth, is a compassionate organization dedicated to supporting America’s most vulnerable populations. Our ministry of service extends across the entire United States, and we are deeply rooted in faith-based principles within each community we serve.

In 1980, Volunteers of America Southeast (VOA Southeast) emerged as a vital presence in the community, initially operating three group homes for individuals with developmental disabilities in Mobile, Alabama. As a proud charter member of Volunteers of America, VOA Southeast has expanded its services throughout Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi. Presently, VOA Southeast not only offers programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities but also extends its support to veterans, low-income seniors, children and youth, the homeless, and individuals struggling with addictive diseases and mental illness. Annually, VOA Southeast positively impacts the lives of over 35,000 individuals. Our unwavering goal is to empower those we serve, enabling them to achieve maximum independence while ensuring their well-being and safety.

Our Vision

VOA Southeast is a movement organized to reach and uplift all people and bring them to the knowledge and active service of God.

Our Mission

VOA Southeast, illustrating the presence of God through all that we do, serves people and communities in need and creates opportunities for people to experience the joy of serving others.

Our Impact

VOA Southeast measures its success in positive change in the lives of individuals and communities we serve.

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