About Volunteers of America of Florida

Red box for VOAFAbout Volunteers of America of Florida

What does it take to help America’s most vulnerable citizens? Commitment. Innovation. A willingness to step forward when the task is most difficult. Volunteers of America of Florida strives to uplift people in desperate need by working in the trenches where we can effect real change.

Nationally, Volunteers of America touches the lives of more than 2.5 million people each year in over 400 communities across 46 states and Puerto Rico, with nearly 16,000 employees. Volunteers of America of Florida contributes to this total by providing health services, housing and training, education and employment to our most needy residents. We are recognized as the largest provider of supportive housing for homeless veterans in Florida, serving 13 communities from Pensacola to Key West.

Through our wide-range of programs and services, we are able to reduce public expenditures for homelessness, hospitalization and institutionalization. We focus on results, continually improving the delivery of services to ensure that those we serve thrive.

Volunteers of America of Florida is a faith-based, human service organization that has been serving our community for decades. We are the first to step forward, taking on the most crushing problems. We are passionate, spiritual, creative problem solvers working together with vulnerable people and their families to achieve long-term, sustainable and meaningful change.  Our Mission: To Uplift All People.

Click here to read our manifesto and understand Why We Do What We Do.

Click here to learn about our Accreditation and why being accredited is so important.

Programs sponsored by LSF Health Systems LLC, State of Florida, Department of Children and Families.

 

 

Programs sponsored by Central Florida Behavioral Health Network, Inc. CFBHN, State of Florida, Department of Children and Families.

WE SHELTER

For more than a century, we have believed that a home is far more than shelter—it is the foundation for life. We provide individuals and families with safe, affordable housing and the vital support services they need to thrive. Our agency has become a major nonprofit provider of quality, affordable housing for economically challenged and homeless individuals, families, veterans, seniors and people with disabilities. We have single-family, duplex and multi-family rental housing in rural and metropolitan areas from Pensacola to Key West. To us, home is where empowered lives thrive.

WE SUPPORT

Floridians with special needs turn to us—including individuals, families and veterans at-risk of or experiencing homelessness; people dealing with significant mental health, emotional or substance abuse issues; and seniors searching for an affordable, independent lifestyle. Our experienced, interdisciplinary, mental health-social service team may deliver psychosocial rehabilitation, substance recovery support, clinical services, day-to-day case management, basic and independent living skills, as well as assist with the coordination of benefits and other services as needed.

Our Continuing Care Retirement Community allows seniors to maintain their independence providing everything from an occasional helping hand to full-time care.

Our support inspires and encourages those served to retain the highest level of dignity and control over their own path to a self-sufficient and independent lifestyle.

WE GUIDE

The capacity to learn, grow and change paves the way to independence. We embrace and foster life-long learning and inspire individuals to become contributing members of society. By understanding the challenges and barriers faced by veterans, families, the elderly, people with disabilities and others in need, we are able to help them move toward a better tomorrow. We assess an individual’s skills, interests and educational competencies, help develop a personal career plan and provide pre-employment and job-readiness training. We target local workforce demands and offer individuals on- the-job employment support.

WE CARE

We are an interdenominational Christian church with a distinctive ministry of service. For more than 100 years, we have provided essential services to heal both the body and the soul. Working together our committed ministerial staff members reach out to those we serve, our faith communities and our neighbors to restore hope and build a shared sense of community. We offer people a unique opportunity to put their faith into action.

About Our National Organization

To learn more about the history of our national organization, please click here or the photo above.

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