Volunteers of America of Greater New Orleans

  • LA


4152 Canal Street
New Orleans
United States

About Us

Volunteers of America of Greater New Orleans serves persons in need in 16 parishes in southeastern Louisiana.

We serve Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Washington, Terrebonne, LaFourche, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. James, St. Mary, Assumption, Livingston and St. Helena Parishes.

We "touch lives, build community" through a variety of programs focusing on children, family, the elderly and persons with disabilities. Our organization is a locally managed, locally governed affiliate of Volunteers of America, one of the nation's oldest, largest and most comprehensive human service charities.

We were working on the streets of New Orleans soon after our national organization was founded in 1896. The first mission then was helping women and children in poverty. Always extending a hand up, Volunteers of America has evolved over the decades to meet our area's deepest human needs.

Programs Include:


Creates loving families through adoption, serves birthparents, adoptive parents and community.

Affordable Housing-

Provides safe, affordable rental housing for families, elderly and the disabled.

Auto Donation-

Supports program services through donations of used cars, trucks, boats and RVs.

Family Resource Center-

Serves at-risk children and families with supportive services.

Community Living Services-

Community homes for adults and children with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.

Elderly Protective Services-

Prevents, remedies, halts or hinders abuse and neglect of seniors.

Health Services Support-

Case management and services for persons with HIV/AIDS in NorthShore parishes.

Homeownership Program-

Affordable opportunities for first-time buyers.

Mental Health Services-

Serves persons with chronic mental illness who are homeless by helping them live independently.

Mentoring Children of Promise-

Adult mentors support children of incarcerated parents with friendship and role-modeling.

Repairs On Wheels-

Minor home repairs to senior home owners in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany and St. Charles.

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)-

Service opportunities for adult volunteers over age 55 in St. Tammany.

Single Room Occupancy (SRO)-

Two facilities offer permanent housing, case management, employment and other support services to formerly homeless persons in recovery from substance abuse.

Supported Living Services-

Helps persons with disabilities live independently.

Supportive Housing & Case Management-

Serving homeless persons with disabilities on the NorthShore.

Veterans Transitional Housing Program-

Housing and support services to help veterans who are homeless rebuild their lives.

Volunteer Services-

Meaningful opportunities to youth, adults, seniors and groups. Serves as the community-wide coordinator for volunteers helping with the recovery.