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  • Jermaine's Story

    After being discharged from the U.S. Army, Jermaine Holloway found himself with nowhere to go. It wasn’t until he arrived at the Detroit Veterans Housing Program (DVHP) that he found comfort and support.

  • Pamela's Story

    YOU gave Pamela a safe place to land

    After 25 years, Pamela found the courage to leave an abusive marriage. That's when you gave her a safe place to land and heal. Because of you, Pamela is thriving and able to inspire others to do the same.

  • March 30, 2023

    Hilda's Story

    While battling cancer and facing medical debt, Hilda found sanctuary with Volunteers of America Michigan Because of you, Hilda is able to remain independent and have a place to call her own.

  • March 22, 2023

    Harold's Story

    YOU helped Harold and other residents just like him find a comfortable home and a sense of family and community with Volunteers of America Michigan.

  • Dorothy's Story


    Dorothy Perkins has been a resident of Volunteers of America Michigan Buena Vista Senior Community since day one. She watched the facility be built from the ground up. After her husband passed away, she turned to VOA for affordable housing.

  • Marcus's Story


    Marcus served 26 years in the United States Army as a sergeant. When Marcus found himself homeless he turned to the VA for help and found Volunteers of America Michigan.

  • Kyle's Story

    YOU gave Kyle shelter during a global pandemic

    When Kyle, United States Army Veteran, became homeless due to the coronavirus pandemic, YOU gave him shelter and a safe space to land. YOU supplied meals and gave him the resources he needed to get back on his feet.

  • Margaret's Story

    YOU gave Margaret a second chance at family

    Margaret, after being evicted from her home, diagnosed with Dementia in her 50's, and having nowhere to turn, needed you and you didn't let her down. You supplied Margaret with a place to call home, and a community that truly accepted her.

  • Kenneth's Story

    YOU helped Kenneth get his life back

    After Kenneth, United States Marines Veteran, suffered a gunshot to the face, you gave him the resources he needed to get back on his feet.

  • Brian's Story

    YOU helped Brian see the light

    When Brian, United States Army Veteran, broke his neck during a deployment training, he didn't know how he would take care of his family. You were there and gave Brian the essentials he needed to get back on his feet.

  • Arkasha's Story

    YOU helped Arkasha through the hardest seasons of her life

    At the age of 16, Arkasha became a mother. She has no idea how she would provide for her new daughter. You helped her over 20 years ago, and now, all these years later, you are providing her with the resources to follow her dreams and support for her family.

  • Anthony's Story

    YOU gave Anthony the resources he needed and a second chance

    Anthony, a United States Army Veteran, desperately needed a safe space and the resources to stay sober. When he was left with nowhere else to turn, you showed up. You gave Anthony a new chance at life.

  • Van's Story

    YOU reminded Van that his life is worth living

    Van, United States Army Veteran, served his country with pride and traveled all over the world. However, Van struggled to adjust back to civilian life after returning home from his service. Read how you saved Van's life and showed him he is worthy of love.

  • Mariela's Story

    YOU are helping break the cycle of poverty

    After being pushed to her breaking point, Mariela had no idea how she would create a better future for her family. Learn how you gave her the support she needed.

  • Peggy's Story

    YOU opened the door just when Peggy needed it most

    Peggy, a true friend to all she meets, needed a safe and affordable place to stay and you answered her prayers.

  • Robert's Story

    YOU helped Robert see that his life had purpose

    For eight years, Robert proudly served as a United States Army reservist. When he was ready to make his transition back to civilian life he found a few snags in his plan. Read how you changed the course for Robert.

  • Vickie's Story

    YOU gave Vickie the chance to belong and find acceptance

    Her entire life, Vickie never felt like she belonged, but finding home at Partridge Creek Senior Village changed all of that.

  • Nate's Story

    YOU restored dignity and gave Nate a place to call home

    Army Veteran, Nate Horton, found himself sleeping on the streets with nowhere to go and you gave him shelter and a new start.