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  • February 17, 2017

    Thank You, Viles Foundation

    Happy Valentine's Day to Margaret Chase Smith House Residents

    Thanks to the Viles Foundation​, residents of the Margaret Chase Smith House had a Valentine's Day Community Feast: Chicken Cordon Bleu, Rice pilaf, Mixed Vegetables, and Strawberry short cake for dessert.​

  • February 13, 2017

    Look Around

    prayer for week of Feb 13

    O God, when we are tempted to complain and despair about events of our lives teach us the value of looking around.

  • January 30, 2017

    Together

    prayer for our week

    Perhaps someone among us begins this week awake and worried about the seeming racial divide within our nation that seems present today. In the midst of that worry may they feel held and safe as part of our VOA family.

  • January 23, 2017

    Prayer from Tanzania

    prayer for our week

    Dear VOA Family, May you feel energized and excited about the work you do that makes a difference in the lives of all those you serve and work with this week. It is with a sense of humility and awe that I share a prayer sent to Volunteers Of America NNE from across the globe.

  • January 16, 2017

    Prayer for Martin Luther King Jr Day

    prayer for week of Jan 16

    Prayer for Martin Luther King Jr Day

  • January 15, 2017

    We All Age

    Senior Services Can Help

    It's a fact: we all age. In some cultures, elders are revered as the most highly respected social class. Age is considered accomplishment. Sadly, in the United States, this is not so. Most older Americans, if asked, will say that their biggest fear is that they will become a burden to their families.

  • January 13, 2017

    Volunteers of America is a Church Without Walls

    A Message from June Koegel, President/CEO

    Our story is long and rich and widely unknown. But we aren't chasing fame or glory. Our lives are meant for service. For reaching out with mercy and compassion to those who thought they were beyond reach. We use our lives to make theirs better.

  • January 12, 2017

    Friends find New Life in Senior Housing

    they came for the convenience, they stayed for the friendships

    ​Trudy and Rachel moved into Volunteers of America's Senior Housing in Portland within a few months of each other. Rachel and her little dachshund mix have an apartment upstairs and Trudy's is downstairs on the other side of the building.

  • January 12, 2017

    Community Partnerships

    our best ambassadors grow out of partnerships

    With more than thirty programs in Northern New England, one of the challenges Volunteers of America faces is how to talk about who we are, in a succinct yet comprehensive way.

  • January 10, 2017

    Homelessness Happens in York County

    Help us find neighbors who need help

    The York County Military Community Network will be helping the Department of Housing and Urban Development identify homeless individuals/families (Veterans and nonVeterans) to make sure that they are counted so that a fair-share of resources are sent to York County to assist them.