In The News

  • September 27, 2019

    We’ve achieved a client satisfaction score of 95%!

    The numbers are in; we’re proud to report that we’ve achieved a 95% client satisfaction rating, based on service from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. We’ve improved upon last year’s success, when we had a 93% client satisfaction score.

  • September 19, 2019

    Welcome to Julie Manworren, Volunteers of America Minnesota and Wisconsin's New President and Chief Executive Officer!

    Welcome to Julie Manworren, Volunteers of America Minnesota and Wisconsin's (VOA MN/WI) New President and Chief Executive Officer! Julie will start with VOA MN/WI on February 28, 2020. We’ve established this President and CEO Transition Hub to give you the latest information on our nation-wide search for a new long-term leader. Take a look!

  • September 7, 2019

    Check out our new High Fidelity Wraparound program

    Our new High Fidelity Wraparound keeps families together by building confidence, independence, connections, and hope.

  • October 11, 2018

    Check out our new Aging and Memory Mobile Clinic

    Our new Aging and Memory Mobile Clinic is the only mobile unit in the country dedicated to memory screenings for people of color.

  • July 11, 2018

    Foley honors its Phantoms

    Our Foley Phantoms Special Olympics team have never let their disabilities get in the way of achieving their goals. They recently accomplished another one, earning the Outstanding Non-profit Community Service award for their float in the annual Foley Fun Days parade.

  • July 11, 2018

    Lori Skibbie is a Minnesota Super Lawyer

    ​Estate & Elder Law Services attorney Lori Skibbie has been selected to the 2018 Minnesota Super Lawyers list for her work in Estate Planning. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the Super Lawyers rating service to receive the distinction.

  • July 11, 2018

    Bar None canoe delivery

    Two new canoes were recently delivered at Bar None youth treatment in Now Then MN. They will help add a peaceful healing experience for our teen residents at Bar None.

  • May 21, 2018

    Please support Foster Care

    Did you know that May is National Foster Care Month? This month, we pay special attention to supporting foster families who open their homes and hearts to children and youth in need of temporary care when their family is in crisis.

  • November 4, 2017

    Two Wheels on the Road to Hope

    Every year, Volunteers of America-Minnesota partners with JT's Bikes for Kids to provide children -- who may otherwise go without -- with new bikes, helmets and locks.

  • October 27, 2016

    Together, we're committed to excellence

    A life filled with self-reliance, dignity and hope. Imagine that. For everyone. Let's make it happen.

  • August 30, 2016

    Waves of hope

    Our Avanti Center for Girls generates waves of hope.

  • July 8, 2016

    In response to the tragic shootings — our commitment to diversity

    A message from Paula Hart, VOA-MN and WI President and CEO.

  • April 18, 2016

    Go wherever we are needed

    A Minnesota chapter of Volunteers of America was organized in Minneapolis on April 24, 1896, about a month after the National Organization’s founding in New York City.

  • April 11, 2016

    April in Paris at Southwest Senior Center

    An eye-catching car highlights April in Paris at our Southwest Senior Center — celebrating 40 years of health, independence and dignity for older adults.

  • March 28, 2016

    We support the Second Chance Coalition

    ​Charles, an Amicus volunteer, supports the Second Chance Coalition's efforts in the MN Legislature to restore the vote for felons, once they are released from prison.

  • February 10, 2016

    Life lessons from the outdoors

    Students from VOA High School learned winter camping skills and how — not just to endure — but to thrive in the elements. This trip was boys only, to Wood Lake in the BWCA. The girls are next.

  • January 8, 2016

    Michelle at home

    ​Michelle wakes up, makes breakfast, takes her puppy Mimi out for her morning walk. Might not be noteworthy until you know the rest of the story.

  • November 18, 2015

    Action and service with VOA High School

    Action Team members from VOA High School had their feet firmly on the ground recently, as they participated in a service project at Glendalough State Park in Battle Lake, MN.

  • August 14, 2015

    Powerful tools for caregivers

    We’re joining forces with several other organizations to highlight and serve the needs of caregivers, especially those who provide dementia care for older adults at home.

  • June 9, 2015

    VOA High School welcomes the class of 2015

    Graduates Diana Hinojosa-Medina and Thomas Mason receive annual VOA Excellence Award.

  • May 29, 2015

    VOA cited among top MN nonprofits in field of aging

    Our services for older adults in Minnesota ranked among the state’s top-five nonprofits in the recent “Philanthropedia survey.” The results were part of the MNSIGHTS magazine supplement, inserted with recent leading news media, including the New York Times and Mpls/St. Paul Magazine.

  • May 19, 2015

    Tarren Davis receives the ARRM Cares Award

    Tarren Davis, our lead direct support professional (DSP) at Milaca Living Center North, was honored by the Association of Residential Resources in Minnesota last week at its annual ARRM Cares Awards.

  • April 10, 2015

    Delivering services where they’re needed

    Legislative committee considers bill to fund more local services for the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing.

  • February 3, 2015

    VOA High students learn from walking history books

    Do you remember the day Martin Luther King died? What sort of technology did you have in the 60s?

  • December 5, 2014

    Hmong patriotism featured in video series

    The courage and patriotism of our Hmong DayElders was recently honored though a video series premiere at the Park ElderCenter.

  • November 28, 2014

    VOA-MN foster parents awarded state-wide honor

    VOA-MN foster parents Willie and Anita Wright have been recognized as Foster Parents of the Year, by the Minnesota Council of Child Caring Agencies (MCCCA).

  • September 11, 2014

    Paula Hart among those honored by George Family Foundation

    The George Family Foundation has recognized our leader, Paula Hart, among ten heads of non-profit health and human services organizations.

  • July 11, 2014

    Glen Campbell's goodbye tour — a moving account of Alzheimer's

    As part of its ongoing work with people with Alzheimer’s and their families and caregivers, Volunteers of America is supporting the documentary feature film, “I’ll Be Me,” chronicling Glen Campbell’s Goodbye Tour.

  • June 1, 2014

    Health Care News features article on home health care

    Minnesota Health Care News recently featured an article authored by Joyce Konczyk and Anita Raymond, who manage VOA-MN’s Care Management and Consultation program.

  • March 23, 2014

    VOA-MN named Navigate Forward's Charity of Choice

    The Twin Cities consulting firm Navigate Forward has named Volunteers of America - Minnesota as its Charity of Choice for 2014.