News & Events

  • May 24, 2017

    Photos from the 2017 Capital Area Stand Down for Homeless Veterans & Lansing Community Connect

    Another Capital Area Stand Down for Homeless Veterans is in the books! Thank you to all the volunteers, agencies, donors and participants who made this a great success. This was the 14th Stand Down organized by Volunteers of America Michigan, and the second year we combined the event with Lansing Community Connect. We served hundreds of meals, and connected people with at least 60 agencies. The rain threatened but never materialized. It was a great day!

  • May 23, 2017

    VOA's Got Talent!

    Talented signer visits VOAMI Burton Thrift Store

  • May 15, 2017

    Patrick Patterson named new president and CEO

    Volunteers of America Michigan announced today that long-time executive Patrick Patterson has been named as the human service provider’s new president and CEO, effective July 1, 2017. He assumes leadership duties from Alex Brodrick, who will retire after more than 20 years as Michigan CEO and almost 35 years with Volunteers of America.

  • May 2, 2017

    Spring 2017 Newsletter

    Read or download copies of our spring 2017 newsletters. Both editions cover statewide news, but two editions are available, one that emphasizes news from the west half of Michigan, the other that emphasizes Southeast Michigan.

  • February 14, 2017

    Smiles all around: Delta Dental Clinic opens

    Oral health will no longer be out of reach for the thousands served by Volunteers of America Michigan. This is what was celebrated at the grand opening February 14th of the Delta Dental Clinic at the VOA’s homeless service center in Lansing.

  • February 9, 2017

    Homeless No More 2017: Photos

    Volunteers of America Michigan supporters gathered for the sixth Homeless No More event on February 9, and proved once again why we call them the Family that Never Quits. With generous hearts and a sense of community, they came out on a cold winter's night and showed how they care for the least of their neighbors in the Lansing area. Thank you everyone who made this our most successful Homeless No More yet!

  • December 15, 2016

    Early-season arctic blast hits homeless hard; VOAMI responds with overtime, volunteers and prayers

    The homeless and vulnerable face life-threatening conditions with an early and sustained arctic blast. Volunteers of America Michigan's shelter and homeless service center in Lansing is responding, but already is being pushed to limits typically seen in the depths of winter.

  • November 14, 2016

    Fall 2016 Newsletter

    Read or download copies of our fall 2016 newsletters. Both editions cover statewide news, but two editions are available, one that emphasizes news from the west half of Michigan, the other that emphasizes Southeast Michigan.

  • October 27, 2016

    2016 Veteran Tribute

    The 2016 Veteran Tribute fundraiser honors Dr. William D. Strampel, Dean of MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine. Chosen for a lifetime of service as soldier and civilian, Dr. Strampel is emblematic of the veteran service standard of Volunteers of America. This annual event honors those who served their country and who continue to serve their community as civilians. Sponsorships support temporary housing and help for homeless veterans.

  • July 20, 2016

    July 28, 2016: Open House for the Health Profession Opportunity Grants Program

    An open house for our new program connecting low-income families timing out of welfare in Wayne County with education and supportive services to start a career pathway in healthcare jobs.

  • June 14, 2016

    Tireless mattress delivery team provides rest for weary

    It is a great achievement when clients move into housing. But most of them start with almost zero possessions, the kind of basic necessities most of us take for granted: Pots, pans, blankets. They often resort to sleeping on the floor, using sheets, swimming toys, blow-up mattresses, even newspapers. That's where this special group of volunteers comes in, delivering mattresses and furnishings to the newly housed.

  • June 1, 2016

    Joining Forces: Capital Area Stand Down and Community Connect

    A free, one-stop service fair for veterans and people who are homeless or at-risk of being homeless. Attendees are connected with services such as job help, vision testing, education and training, haircuts and much more.

  • May 3, 2016

    The VOAMI Chefs Charity Challenge takes on the D!

    Photos from the first Chefs Charity Challenge to take place in Detroit at our Veterans Housing Program on May 3, 2016.

  • March 3, 2016

    MSU basketball player Colby Wollenman helps people connect with medical care

    Colby Wollenman came to MSU from a tiny town in Wyoming, intending only to study pre-med. He ended up as a walk-on to Tom Izzo's basketball team, earning an athletic scholarship and a 3.98 GPA. He also made an impression at the area's largest homeless service center, where he helped Volunteers of America Michigan clients connect with health care through the Sparrow Medical Group clinic on site.

  • February 11, 2016

    Photos from Homeless No More 2016

    Photos from our Lansing fundraiser, Homeless No More, held February 11, 2016

  • December 9, 2015

    Coventry Place residents work to recover from fire

    A December 9th fire at Coventry Place apartments in Redford left four seniors homeless and caused significant damage to the apartments and belongings of many others. Volunteers of America's insurance and government agencies will cover the structural damage. However, with very little income and no renter's insurance, many Coventry Place residents will struggle to recover. However, you can help.

  • December 9, 2015

    Grand opening of Heritage Park Senior Village

    The grand opening of Heritage Park Senior Village, one of the last projects in the nation completed under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Supportive Housing for the Elderly program.

  • December 8, 2015

    Photos from 2015 Christmas Party for Homeless Veterans

    Annual Christmas party for homeless veterans in Lansing organized by Joe Wright and his wife, Chris.

  • December 5, 2015

    Photos from Holidays of Hope 2015

    Photos from the Holidays of Hope 2015 celebration and fundraiser, December 5th, 2015, at The Henry in Dearborn.

  • December 1, 2015

    Giving thanks for a labor of love: hundreds of handmade rosaries

    Volunteers of America Michigan recently honored the work of Virginia Grecu, who has hand-tied hundreds of Armed Services Holy Rosaries for free distribution to members of the military, the ill, the homeless, and anyone in need of the comfort of prayer.

  • December 9, 2015

    Grand Opening of Heritage Park Senior Village

    Join us for the grand opening celebration for Heritage Park Senior Village, a 77-unit apartment community in Taylor, Michigan.

  • February 11, 2016

    Homeless No More 2016: All Walks of Life

    Homeless No More 2016 is the most important fundraiser of the year for Volunteers of America Michigan. This will be the fifth year for the event, which has provided thousands of life-saving and life-changing services through the years.

  • October 1, 2015

    2015 Veteran Tribute

    Photos from the 2015 Veteran Tribute honoring Jim Dunn Jr., decorated Vietnam War veteran and Deputy Director of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

  • August 26, 2015

    Chefs Charity Challenge: Round 2 Results

    Three chefs gathered for Round 2 of our Chefs Charity Challenge to prepare a meal in the kitchen where we serve 130,000 meals a year. A live audience watched the action.

  • December 5, 2015

    Holidays of Hope 2015

    Fundraising event held every year the first Saturday of December to support Volunteers of America Michigan's work with vulnerable families, seniors and veterans.

  • June 18, 2015

    Chefs Charity Challenge

    Three Lansing-area chefs competed to create a main course and dessert in 45 minutes, using the ingredients from our homeless shelter pantry.

  • May 20, 2015

    Capital Area Stand Down 2015

    Photos from the 12th Capital Area Stand Down organized by Volunteers of America Michigan.