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Alpha Omega Veterans Services, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Counseling, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Hospices, Human Services, Mental Health, Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: Alpha Omega Veteran Services provides social services and short- and long-term transitional housing programs to homeless veterans with the end goals of securing permanent housing, independent living and total societal re-integration.

Results: Since our inception, it has been our pleasure to have served more than 8,000 displaced and/or disabled veterans. Our facilities include a drop-in/outreach center with a 19-bed transitional center, 32 one-bedroom permanent housing apartments, permanent housing in eight townhouses serving 32 veterans, 10 Single Room Occupancy (SRO) permanent housing units for the chronically homeless, a 15-bed transitional housing facility, and an 8-bed hospice-like transitional facility known as the “Life House” that serves the medically fragile.

Target demographics: disabled and displaced military veterans

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 300 military veterans.

Geographic areas served: Memphis, Tennessee

Programs: food, clothing, housing, transportation, vocational assistance and rehabilitation assistance that are administered by a staff comprised of over 30 trained professionals

Community Stories

51 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My father was helped by Alpha Omega years ago. They were kind and professional. I have volunteered with them through the years and have been impressed with their knowledge of veterans issues and how well they meet the needs of the veterans they serve

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They arte so good to our heroes and a huge blessing to the community!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

They help homeless and disabled veterans get the help they need to get them off the street & into housing. The best way to help is to donate!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love this organization! They help veterans every day. They don't just give them housing, they help them regain their life!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Cordell Walker and the AOVS team strive everyday to positively impact the lives of their clients who they truly view as family. This organization goes above and beyond to be the best and to live the mission of helping veterans reintegrate back into society...by helping them be in a position to help themselves. I am so very proud each and every day to be part of this fantastic organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great place to serve those that served our country! Very touching experience, thank you Alpha Omega for doing all that you do!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

AOVS is a wonderful organization helping our heroes find placement in this crazy world each day. When you visit the veterans and share with them a little bit of kindness and companionship, the smile on there face is priceless and the feeling in your heart is swelling with joy knowing how happy you just made that one veteran! Imaging touching the hearts of many... Alpha Omega serves 125-150 veterans daily! Great job Alpha Omega, keep up your hard work and may God Bless each of you for serving our servicemen and women.

Tony F.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a Disabled Veteran (Navy) I own a Company selling Hemp CBD Products To Help those with PTSD, TBI, Pain, Anxiety, etc! I fell in Love with Alpha & Omega! They truly help those Veterans Homeless and anything else they need to bring them back into society again! I have started Donating $1.00 for each item I sell during that month! Just know and Remember that these Veteran Brothers and Sisters, Have left there Family To Protect Yours! It's Our Job when they come back to help them in any way we can! God Bless ALL Veterans!!

J. David W.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I first met Cordell Walker 3 years ago when he spoke at our church and told the story of Alpha Omega Veterans. Having served 16 years in the USNR, and 6 years in the Tennessee State Guard I knew I wanted to help veterans as a volunteer and that's how I got started. In 2017 I was elected to serve on the AOVS board and become part of a great community Team. It is a proud and rewarding thing to help our veterans who've suffered and need assistance to rebuild their lives and become a contributing member of our community again. Thank you all for your Military service. J. David W.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Alpha Omega has been the leader for homeless veterans in the Memphis area. Helping 11,000+ veterans in 31 years is outstanding. Keep up the good work for our community

Deadra Leathers A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This nonprofit group is so amazing! Alot of people dont even know they exist but they have been working in the background helping Veterans since 1987!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Such a great charity to work with. Love all they do to help our veterans!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization geared to helping those who made the sacrifice to defend our country!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great place for giving back to the servicemen and women who served our country. The love and compassion of fellowship with the residents of AOV is always rewarding for the soul. This organization has helped many people (Veterans) live a somewhat normal life, that is truly a blessing!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

AVOS is actually helping Vets in a very real, practical & useful way; they accomplish their mission well & run the organization properly.

Steve M.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

Being an AOVS Board Member for the past 11 years I’ve witnessed the dramatic change that an Org. can make in a Vets life by reaching out and caring. Offering hope, inspiration and the means to our Vets, to give them the opportunity to return to society, is what AOVS strives to do and it shows in how our Org. has grown and become a literal lifesaver for our Veterans. Proud to be a member and be able to offer that hope to our Veterans in need.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Alpha Omega Veterans Services was one of the first organizations to serve homeless and disabled veterans in the United States. Born out of a mother's love for her two sons that returned from Vietnam suffering from PTSD and ravaged by the effects of Agent Orange. She sought help for them and found none - thus Alpha Omega Faith Homes began in a humble duplex in South Memphis and served 8 veterans. Today it serves up to 140 veterans daily in its six facilities meeting basic needs, food clothing & shelter; continues with recovery, rehabilitation and education assistance. Success is based on having income and permanent, safe and secure housing. In our 30-years we have assisted over 10,000 veterans with over a 90% success rate. It has been a privilege and honor to serve as the Director for this organization for almost 30 years.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

What a terrific organization. Veterans should be honored & this organization is tireless in service to them!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Alpha Omega is a great asset to the Memphis community and has been for years. They helped my dad at one of the lowest points in his life. He got back on his feet and went on to have a happy healthy retirement! Many thanks to them for the great work they do!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Alpha Omega served me food and gave me groceries to help carry me over until I get paid. I learned that they will help Veterans help themselves. That's wonderful for me.

Angie84

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have worked with this agency over 5 years. The work this agency does for our local veterans is amazing! Come take a look! You will be hooked! Our veterans deserve the absolute best and AOVS provides hope for our heros! God Bless our hero's! God Bless AOVS

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have worked with AOVS as a Golf Tournament volunteer and am now a volunteer Board member. Nothing warms my heart more than to provide a service to our veterans! God bless this organization, it's staff and veterans we serve. AOVS is home to so many veterans for over 30 years! I am so very happy this organization exist for our local military and their families!

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