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Alpha Omega Veterans Services, Inc.

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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

39 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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!

Deadra Leathers A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

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.

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Providing services for homeless veterans that gets them on their feet and into permanent housing.

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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Krystal N.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love love LOVE Alpha Omega Veterans Services Inc. Keep up the GREAT work!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Alpha omega houses and feeds any veteran at anytime

Advisor

Rating: 5

Alpha Omega Veterans Services changes lives on a daily basis. Whether providing temporary, permanent supportive housing or making referrals for to displace/disabled veterans, they make a difference. In 30 years, this organization has grown from a single duplex housing 8 veterans to 7 facilities that serve 125-130 veterans daily. Not only do they provide the basics of food, shelter and clothing, Alpha Omega offers and provides access to all the social services needed to fully reintegrate theses veterans back into society such as job training, counseling, transportation to any service they may need; and they have done it with a success rate of 90%.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Alpha Omega Veterans Service is an amazing organization. Their commitment to their founding principles and members is a tangible experience. I respect that most of their staff were once program participants that have grown and developed into contributing members to the organization.

As a volunteer, they make it very easy for me and my company to help. They are open to any ideas that will benefit their members and they go above and beyond to make every dollar, donation and effort count and stretch.

1 Courtney74

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A wonderful organization that truly wants to help our veterans get back on their feet

2 Freddy R.

Donor

Rating: 5

A great Service to our Veterans, I went on a Motorcycle poker run with all the people from Alpha Omega. The nicest people you'll ever meet.

2 Bonnie102

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Alpha omega is doing wonders for the veteran community by bringing awareness to their needs. Much of this information is left out of the media and never truly brought to the publics attention. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the enthusiasm and dedication that alpha omega shows toward our local veterans and also their promotion of veteran rights on the national level. Everyone should take a page out of their book and lend a helping hand to those who fought for our rights.

2 Jenny102

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Alpha Omega has shown me all the good they do for the community by giving back and raising funds for our veterans that fight for us . They're constantly doing events to raise awareness and funds for the veterans. They are a wonderful organization and I love helping support them in anything they do.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have worked with and donated to this organization for many years. The work done by the agency under the servant leadership of Mr. Walker is incomparable.
Kudos to the entire Alpha Omega family.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been only one of many sponsors for the annual AOVS golf tournament. I would encourage anyone to get involved and help this great charity.