The Volunteers of America Chesapeake Blog

A Whole Room in Prayer


If you follow us on social media, you saw this picture last week from our first prayer breakfast of the year.

It is captivating to see an entire room in prayer. That’s why we wanted to share this photo again and reflect on the power of bowing our heads together to pray for our community and its leaders.

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” Matthew 18:20 ESV


Open Letter to Congress on American Health Care Act

Dear congressional legislators –

As a faith-based non-profit serving over 4,200 men, women and children collectively in MD, VA and the District of Columbia, Volunteers of America Chesapeake is concerned about mental health, addictions services and caring for the intellectual/developmentally disabled population in your jurisdiction. (more…)

VIDEO: From VOAC client to employee

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Monet Gallaway went from being a resident at Pratt House, supportive housing facility, to a volunteer, to an employee.  (more…)

Reverend Shares Hiking Adventure, Motivates Audience

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Rev. Tom Hafer shared his inspirational story at our Residential Re-Entry Center in Baltimore last month. (more…)

Returning Citizens & the Developmentally Disabled, Vision and Voices Podcast #3

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In this episode, we speak with two women –one a 26 year veteran who now serves individuals with developmental disabilities, and the other the daughter of a former prisoner who’s now an advocate for returning citizens. They discuss how they have overcome discrimination to have an impact on the vulnerable.

Listen to the episode:  (more…)

How to Become a VOAC Social Ambassador

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To truly raise awareness of the Mid-Atlantic’s vulnerable communities and continue the culture of giving we started with our #5WeeksofGiving campaign, we need you! (more…)

VIDEO: Our Renovations at Pratt House

Take a look at the BEFORE and AFTER video of our renovations at Pratt House–our supportive housing facility in Baltimore. We’re excited by the progress!  (more…)