Volunteers of America of Michigan, Inc.

Rating: 4.8 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Seniors

Location: 21415 Civic Center Dr Ste 100 Suite 210 Southfield MI 48076 USA

Mission: Volunteers of America was founded by Christian social reformers Ballington and Maud Booth as a movement to "reach and uplift" people. From rural America to inner-city neighborhoods, Volunteers of America engages its staff and volunteers in designing and operating programs that deal with today's most pressing social problems: abused and neglected children, youth at risk, the frail elderly, the disabled, homeless individuals and families, and many others.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I feel that the VOA has a strong passion for working with Veterans and their families. It has become a standard that no Veteran is turned away. If he/she is not eligible for any of the VOA programs, staff will find a program or resource that they are eligible for. The VOA has definitely made a committment to Veterans and their families.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Volunteers of America is a wonderful Christain faith based organization. They are all about service to the people and to the Veterans of the United States Military. I am grateful to be a part of this organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Woring with the Vets and my fellow co-workers in the organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a way to increase funding for more staff members and more programs to expand the services that we can provide to people.

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

None.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Yes. Positive affects.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Great.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Non-profit that provides transistional housing for veterans in Niles, Lansing and Detroit. The program provides everything from food, clothing, job support and case management. The clients here are great and are very fun to work with. Highly recommend it.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The program does transistion people out, its a very encouraging process to be a part of.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Alphabetize the filing cabinet.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is wonderful organization and fills the gap in peoples lives. Getting Veterans off the street and rebuilding thier self esteem is vital to the work the VOA does daily. Housing up to 60 homeless Veterans a night in Lansing alone is a huge undertaking and also housing 18 homeless Veterans in Niles Michigan goes a long way to helping keep these men off the streets and safe and warm.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the helping I have done over the last months.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing, they are organized and driven in their quest to end homeless.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Nothing, they were very accomodating and helpful with directions.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

This exposed me to clients that I would never of had the pleasure to meet or work with

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Very helpful and it was a fulfilling experience knowing I was helping even if it was in a small way

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Volunteers of America, Michigan has programs for Veterans across the state. They have transitional housing programs in Detroit, Lansing, and Niles, and also have an employment program for women and families. The service they do for homeless Veterans is exciting, rewarding, and effective for those that have contributed so much to our great country.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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