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That is how many veterans commit suicide nationwide, according to new data from the Department of Veterans Affairs. That number needs to be zero.

September is Suicide Prevention month but at Volunteers of America, it’s something we’re trying to help with every day of every month.

Our National Veterans Resource Squad is a group of 17 Volunteers of America employees who are also veterans, or active members of the military, and are trained as veteran peer support specialists. They are leading our efforts to reach at-risk veterans through suicide prevention, peer mentoring, and community resource navigation. Learn more about our Squad at: http://buff.ly/2cCYCm2.

If you’re interested in learning how you can help prevent veteran suicide, please visit: http://buff.ly/2cCXL4Q.
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We love this! We feel this way about our own family members as well as some of our clients. How about you?

"Photographer Paul Mobley has met countless celebrities over the years, but says he’s never felt more awestruck than when he was shooting centenarians for his latest project.

“When I’m sitting in a room with a 115-year-old woman or a 110-year-old-man, I thought to myself, 'I had more tingles than when I photographed a famous rock star or actor or actress',” Mobley told The Huffington Pos"
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“My favorite thing during birthday parties is having children come to me and show off their painted faces or the crafts they got to do and allowing me to capture the joy in their eyes. These birthdays give myself and our donors a window into the pure joy of extremely resilient children. It's magical.” – a Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada employee describing our Brightening Birthdays™ program.

Our Brightening Birthdays ™ program brings the excitement and fun of birthdays and family celebrations to homeless children at our programs across the country.

Members of the local community can help make these family celebrations a success by volunteering, donating supplies or making a financial contribution.

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Aging for seniors can be a complex experience and we strive to change this stigma by helping older Americans celebrate the joy of living by creating a sustained and trusted relationship with support systems that allow seniors to age at home - wherever that may be.

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Your support allows us to be there for America’s most vulnerable and the urgent needs faced by those served in our local communities every day. Join us as we strive to be creative, innovative and passionate with our help of those who are struggling.

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Time to volunteer and show love for your favorite non-profit! Share your #ServiceSelfie today! #DoingMore4Vets
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Did you know that each day, more than 700,000 people seek treatment for addiction? Make today the first day of your recovery journey. #BH365 http://buff.ly/2cfKhgp
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Today is National Voter registration day and you can register to vote here: http://buff.ly/2cFW0jl
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According to a 2014 survey, there were more than 49,000 homeless veterans on a single night in January 2014.

We are committed to ending homelessness for those veterans on the street and preventing others from becoming homeless by providing a wide array of well-designed and managed services to meet the specific needs of homeless veterans.

Every night, we give veterans emergency shelter and, when they are ready, provide transitional and even permanent housing.

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Do you have a favorite quote about Service or Volunteering? Share it with us in the comments and we just might use in our page! Don’t forget to post your #ServiceSelfie on Twitter and Instagram!
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Join Team Depot and Volunteers of America as we celebrate service! Share your own #ServiceSelfie today! #DoingMore4Vets
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Thank you to our Supporters! Your donations support ministries that bring hope to hopeless situations.
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Helping People in Need Since 1896
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Volunteers of America is a national, nonprofit, faith-based organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.

Through thousands of human service programs, including housing and healthcare, Volunteers of America touches the lives of more than 2 million people in over 400 communities in 48 states each year. Since 1896, our ministry of service has supported and empowered America's most vulnerable groups, including veterans, at-risk youth, the frail elderly, men and women returning from prison, homeless individuals and families, people with disabilities, and those recovering from addictions. Our work touches the mind, body, heart — and ultimately the spirit — of those we serve, integrating our deep compassion with highly effective programs and services.
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