Volunteers of America, Massachusetts

  • MA


441 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain
United States

About Us

About Us and Our Programs

About Us

Across the nation, Volunteers of America designs and operates programs that serve abused and neglected children, homeless individuals and families, elders, youth at risk, people with development and physical disabilities, those with chronic mental illness, and ex-offenders returning to society. In Massachusetts, we provide services to elders, youth at risk, and adults recovering from substance abuse


Volunteers of America was founded in 1896 by Maud and Ballington Booth. Today, more than 11,000 professional staff and 40,000 volunteers work in more than 39 states to provide service to more than 2 million people throughout the country. Volunteers of America is one of the largest human service organizations, with more than 100 different programs. Volunteers of America is also one of the nation's most efficient charities, with 88 cents of every dollar spent going directly into programs and services.

Our Mission to Serve

Volunteers of America exists to offer the services people need to make positive changes in their lives. We help those most in need, especially the vulnerable, the hardest to serve, and those facing multiple challenges. Our programs are designed to rehabilitate, not just treat symptoms, and our professional staff is committed to this comprehensive mission to serve the whole person.

Volunteers of America, Massachusetts Human Service Programs

Nashoba Park Assisted Living - Opening in January 2006, this 73-bed facility located in Ayer, MA will provide affordable assisted living services to the elderly in the beautifully restored former Community Memorial Hospital.

Concord Park Assisted Living- A residential community featuring 78 rental apartments and a variety of common areas including a library, computer room and an activities/fitness center. Sixteen of the apartments comprise a secure Alzheimer's specialized care program.

The Family Center for Counseling and Education - A licensed community and mental health clinic, providing assessment and treatment to individual elders, their families, and to elder services organizations. Services are designed to support independence, optimal health and personal dignity.

Hello House- Provides a comprehensive residential treatment for men and women coping with drug and alcohol addiction. The mission of the program is to return men and women to the community sober, employed and committed to ongoing recovery.

Next Step Apartments- Provides a sober living environment and follow-up support to men and women who graduate from recovery programs.

Cars for my Community- The Vehicle Donation Program supports our nine human service programs. Donate your driveable 1990's or newer car, truck, boat, camper, motocylcle and receive a possible tax deduction. Call 617-522-8088 or donate online www.voamass.org