The Volunteers of America Chesapeake Blog

Mental Health & the Underserved; Podcast Episode #6

How can we best provide mental health education and resources for underserved people in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.?

That’s are focus on this episode of Vision and Voices, featuring Celeste James and Dr. Amit Patel of Kaiser Permanente.  (more…)

VIDEO: May Church Service Replay

We invited Pastor Angel Negron of Bilingual Christian Church of Baltimore to share the message at our May church service.

Enjoy the replay here:


What You Need to Know about Childhood Mental Health; Podcast Episode #5

If you’re a parent, teacher, or caregiver, you need to hear this episode. (more…)

VIDEO: Harvest for Hope 2017 Preview

SAVE THE DATE: Our next Harvest for Hope Breakfast is October 25, 2017, at 8 a.m. in Arlington, VA.

It’s always a powerful experience to hear client testimonies and learn about the need for homeless services in Northern Virginia.

Take a look at this preview, and we will see you there!



Our April Church Service in Lanham, MD

Please enjoy this full recap of our church service from April 2017.

Pastor Damein Johnson of Seabrook Seventh-Day Adventist Church led the sermon.

We are proud to host a monthly service featuring DC, Maryland, and Virginia pastors at our Lanham headquarters.

Service is held at noon on the first Wednesday of the month. All are welcome to join us! (more…)

How Two Navy Kids Became Major VOAC Donors

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Before Nancy and Joe Gofus became retired grandparents and Volunteers of America Chesapeake major gift donors, they were military kids.

Both of their fathers and Joe’s mother were Navy veterans.

“The country has a lot of responsibility to pay back the people who have served, and we can’t forget about them when they take off the uniform,” Joe says.   (more…)

VOAC’s Homeless Transportation Program Receives 10K Grant from 100WomenStrong

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Elizabeth Driggers, Executive Director of VOAC’s Loudoun Homeless Services Center, poses with Erin McKenney, Executive Director of Just Neighbors nonprofit

We are excited to announce that philanthropic group 100WomenStrong has awarded Volunteers of America Chesapeake (VOAC) a $10,000 donation for the Hope’s Chariot Transportation Program operated by the VOAC Loudoun Homeless Services Center.       (more…)