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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

28 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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

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

1 Angie84

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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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.

3

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.

2

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.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I am truly in awe of Alpha Omega. For the past three decades, this organization has faithfully helped more than 10,000 military veterans in the Memphis area recover from physical combat and service-related conditions, including anger management, substance abuse, combat stress, PTSD and various mental health disorders. As a result of the housing, food, clothing, transportation and counseling programs provided by AOVS, many of those who served our country now have the chance to successfully rejoin society and engage in healthy, independent living. Alpha Omega’s mission is more important today than it’s ever been and certainly worthy of being one of our community’s top priorities.

3 Stephanie256

Board Member

Rating: 5

I'm a new board member, and having been on a number of other boards previously, it is this cause that is as heart-warming as critical.
22-23 veterans kill themselves daily, and it is Alpha Omega and their amazing efforts that help hose brave servicemen and women who helped us earn our freedom.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Alpha Omega Verterans Service...great people who care and organization!!!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Alpha Omega is an amazing group to work with. They worked with us to give our students an amazing service experience with veterans. They really worked to help our students understand what this agency was able to offer and how we could continue to support this organization. They are kind, comprehensive, and truly amazing.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have the honor of working with Alpha and Omega in conjunction with the release of my first book.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

Since its inception, this organization has been on the forefront of veterans issues. You can see the difference it is making in the lives of the veterans that they serve. It is a great organization that is postured to do even greater things in the future.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a veteran who has a history of mental health issues. As a part of my recovery I became a mental health advocate and have been for over 10 years. I now work for and fully support the mission of Alpha Omega Veterans Services.

Alpha Omega Veterans Services serves those who have put their lives on the line to protect the rest of us. The men and women who have paid a terrible price, their minds and bodies broken by their service or its aftermath, deserve our total and unconditional support to help them attain any goal they want.

I would not be here if I did not feel passionately about this mission, to help my battle brothers and sisters.

1 Sherry61

Board Member

Rating: 5

Alpha Omega Veterans Services is the best nonprofit for disabled and displaced veterans! They have helped over 9,000 veterans to date. AOVS extends a hand to veterans during their time of need and rehabilitates them to become functional civilians again. Thank you AOVS for everything you do!!

1 Andre6

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They are a great organization that does help veterans