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VOA Southeast’s Statement on our Response to Virus COVID-19
Mobile, AL, March 17, 2020—Volunteers of America Southeast (VOASE) is an organization dedicated to helping people thrive and live strong, healthy lives. As such, we take the threat posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) extremely seriously, especially among residents in our care. The safety of the people we serve and staff remains our primary concern. We understand new viruses like this can be worrisome and it’s important to be prepared. We continue to follow updates from local health departments and the CDC to keep up with any new information.
Because of the severity of the situation, we are taking steps to help slow the spread of the virus and protect our employees, our communities and those we serve directly. This includes restricting access to our group homes, apartment complexes, and office buildings to a limited number of staff and those who have a critical need to enter. Staff members across our organization who do not provide direct client services have been instructed to work remotely until further notice.
All day care centers have been closed. Our Community Enrichment Centers will be closed beginning Wednesday, March 18. Our staff is working diligently to stock up on the necessary items needed to care for the people we serve. “We are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of the people in our care as well as the staff who look after them each day. As always, our focus is to ensure safety as we continue providing services with minimal disruption,” said Wallace Davis, President and CEO of VOASE.
The financial strain to our organization is growing with this pandemic. We are asking our supporters and friends to consider an online donation to help us continue our services to the 2,000 people we serve each day throughout our region. Visit www.voase.org/donate. Your gift will be used to cover expenses like food, hygiene products, paper products, and sanitizer for our group homes and apartment complexes. Any amount is greatly appreciated and stays right here in your community.
About Volunteers of America
A charter member of Volunteers of America, VOASE provides services across Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. In addition to intellectual and developmental disabilities programs, VOASE serves veterans, low income seniors, children and youth, homeless, and people with addictive diseases and mental illness. VOASE is one of the nation’s largest nonprofit providers of quality, affordable housing; creating and managing low-income level housing for elderly, homeless veterans and people with disabilities.
Volunteers of America Alabama Achieves CQL Person-Centered Excellence Accreditation
Dr. Wallace T. Davis, President and CEO of Volunteers of America Alabama (VOA),
today announced that VOA has been awarded the four‐year Person‐Centered Excellence
Accreditation from CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership. This award confirms that the
organization embraces person‐centered solutions to improve the quality of life for people
receiving supports and services.
The Church at Hillcrest and HIS Kids
HIS Kids offers children, youth, and young adults with special needs a safe and learning environment during worship service. Trained staff will provide care in sensory rooms, allowing parents to participate in worship.
For more information, contact Digger Creel: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Church at Hillcrest
1204 Hillcrest Road
Mobile, AL 36695
Volunteers Restore Hope by Building Ramps for those with Disabilities
Imagine being trapped in your home, cut off from the outside world.
That, unfortunately, is the sad reality for people with disabilities who live in homes that are not wheelchair-friendly. However, some volunteers on the Coast are helping hundreds of people regain their freedom by building wheelchair ramps.
Volunteers with Volunteers of America Southeast and the Jackson County Baptist Association were hard at work Friday morning building a wheelchair ramp at a Vancleave home.