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  • July 13, 2018

    Friday Feature: Lorraine Waterloo

    Our Friday Feature highlights staff from different departments to help you get to know who we are a bit better. This week features Lorraine Waterloo, Operations Manager for Auto Sales

  • July 10, 2018

    MGM Grand Detroit Veteran's BBQ

    MGM Grand Detroit hosted a BBQ for our veterans and staff to show their appreciation for their service.

  • July 5, 2018

    Friday Feature: Dawn Revyn

    Our Friday Feature highlights staff from different departments to help you get to know who we are a bit better. This week features Dawn Revyn, Director of Community Housing for Southeast Michigan

  • June 29, 2018

    Friday Feature: Michele Watkins

    Our Friday Feature highlights staff from different departments to help you get to know who we are a bit better. This week features Michele Watkins, Vice President of Housing

  • May 26, 2018

    15th Annual Capital Area Stand Down

    Volunteers of America, partnered with The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, hosted the 15th Annual Capital Area Stand Down event at Adado Riverfront Park in Lansing, Michigan.

  • February 14, 2018

    Photos from Homeless No More 2018

    It was a wonderful night of the Greater Lansing community showing its support for Our Neighbors, Our Family at the seventh annual Homeless No More Fundraiser.

  • December 28, 2017

    The untold stories of Volunteers of America Michigan

    You know our core mission: Sheltering the homeless, feeding the hungry, connecting the hurting to medical and dental care. Housing the most vulnerable. Finding jobs for homeless veterans. And yet there is so much more that goes on behind the scenes.

  • December 2, 2017

    Photos: Holidays of Hope 2017

    More than 200 people gathered for our annual Holidays of Hope fundraiser on Saturday, December 2, coming together on behalf of struggling families, poor seniors and homeless veterans. It is a serious cause, but the event also was a celebration of the generosity of attendees. For the second year, the main event of the night was a chefs challenge, where three chefs competed to create a winning dessert in 30 minutes. Thank you to all who attended and participated.

  • February 13, 2018

    Our Neighbors. Our Family. Homeless No More 2018

    For people just getting by, a broken-down car or illness can throw their fragile lives into chaos. But there remains a light of hope. It is found at Volunteers of America Michigan. Homeless No More helps keep that light shining.

  • October 5, 2017

    Photos: 2017 Veteran Tribute Honoring Major General Gregory J. Vadnais

    The 2017 Veteran Tribute recognized the life of service of Major General Gregory J. Vadnais, The Adjutant General and Director of Military and Veteran Affairs for the state of Michigan. In accepting the award, General Vadnais commented: "This is for all my soldiers and airmen," dedicating the recognition on behalf of those who follow his leadership.

  • June 27, 2017

    Summer is no vacation for homeless families

    At a time when many families are making plans for summer vacation, others are more concerned with bigger issues: Where are they going to live? Volunteers of America Michigan has seen growing numbers of families dealing with homelessness after schools let out for the summer.

  • June 8, 2017

    Detroit Veteran Tribute 2017

    Volunteers of America Michigan is proud to recognize U.S. Senator Gary Peters for his service both as a sailor and civilian at the first ever Detroit Veteran Tribute.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.