You provided LOVE to Army Veteran, Bruce Cunningham.
Bruce Cunningham spent 13 years in the Army, nine years of which were spent in Germany. As a child, he knew he always wanted to drive a semitruck. So, after he was discharged from service, that’s exactly what he did. For the next 20 years, he enjoyed the thrill of being on the open road, transporting goods across the country.

Bruce spent many hours each day traveling from state to state. So much so, that it became difficult for him to find time to get the exercise he needed to remain healthy. Over time, Bruce started having issues with his right leg. The hours he spent sitting behind the wheel were restricting his blood flow and eventually led to the need for amputation.

In 2022, Bruce’s amputation ended his career as a driver and left him with few prospects for employment. After his surgery, Bruce had nowhere to go.

That’s when he found Volunteers of America’s Maple Court Veterans Transitional Housing Program in Durham, NC.

Since July of 2022, amazing supporters of our nation’s heroes like you have provided Bruce an apartment, food, and care while our staff work to find him a permanent home that fits his retirement budget.

“I got here and I was able to get bills paid off and it’s put me in a better position. It’s a blessing to be here. It’s a ‘hand up’ instead of a ‘hand out’. This place helps get you back into society and have a better lifestyle.” – Bruce

To watch Bruce’s story, learn more about Maple Court and see how you can make a difference today for a veteran in need, visit or click the video icon below. 
For just $160 a month, you can provide a comfortable apartment, care and hope to a veteran in need at or by clicking the button below:
Thank You, Corporate Year of Service Partners!
At Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas, we can't thank our Corporate Year of Service partners enough for helping to make the impossible, possible for the individuals and families we serve. These companies and organizations make a commitment each year to participate in meaningful volunteer opportunities for their staff and contribute valuable resources that enhance our collective impact in the community.

Recently, we celebrated the following partners by surprising them with Service Award plaques! Throughout the year, we'll be highlighting more of our amazing partners.
As a leading Maryland Medicaid managed care organization, Wellpoint’s mission is to improve the lives of others by promoting healthier communities - something we have in common!

Over the past several years, Wellpoint has gone above and beyond to support those most in need in the community by partnering with VOACC. From sponsoring our annual Operation Backpack® back-to-school campaign for underprivileged youth, to arranging Zumba classes for the vulnerable families we serve, to helping us throw a memorable retirement party for our former Chaplain, Wellpoint continues to
From Left to Right: Lori Hammond, Director of Marketing; and Lanise Thompson, Marketing Outreach Manager from the Hanover, MD office.
make a meaningful impact on our organization and the community. Thank you, Wellpoint, for your service! To learn more about Wellpoint, visit
From Left to Right: Nicholle Granger, Executive Director of Fundraising & Development at VOACC; Greg Sczudlo, People & Culture Business Partner from the Baltimore, MD office; Alicia Raymond, Head of People & Culture at B.well; and Christle Baker-Gill, Senior Manager of Corporate Partnerships at VOACC.
From beautifying one of our Baltimore Behavioral Health homes to sponsoring families in need through Adopt A Family, B.well is quickly becoming one of our new favorite Corporate Year of Service partners!

More than an innovative health technology company, B.well is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of those most in need in the community by partnering with local organizations. And we love them for it! Thank you, B.well, for be a valued partner since 2020!

To learn more about B.well, visit
Mu Beta Phi Military Fraternity
The Mu Beta Phi Military Fraternity is committed to supporting veterans and building a brotherhood of former service members who work together to make an impact in the community through volunteerism, education and training.

Since 2019, Mu Beta Phi has been actively involved in helping us promote Operation Backpack® and transport school supplies, provide families cheer through Adopt A Family, and engage in our annual Harvest for Hope fundraiser.

Thank you to these amazing veterans! To learn more about Mu Beta Phi, visit
From Left to Right: Christle Baker-Gill, Senior Manager of Corporate Partnerships at VOACC; and Maj Bro. G. Marcellous Gladney, Royal Court Zeta President at Mu Beta Phi Military Fraternity for MD, DC and VA.
From Left to Right: Kiisha Jennings, Founder & CEO of K. Jennings & Associates; and Diamond Pennington, Resident Services Coordinator at Pratt House at VOACC in Baltimore, MD.
K. Jennings & Associates
K. Jennings & Associates is a business development and brand strategy company that helps companies in Maryland, DC, Virginia and beyond achieve their goals.

Since 2022, Kiisha Jennings and her staff have mentored residents in our Pratt House supportive housing program in Baltimore, donated business attire to clients benefitting from our Supportive Employment program in Greenbelt, brought joy to struggling families through Adopt a Family, and supported Operation Backpack®.

Thank you, Kiisha and the team for making an impact!
To learn more about K. Jennings & Associates, visit
If your organization or company is interested in creating memorable engagement opportunities for your staff and making a lasting impact in the community, consider joining our Corporate Year of Service program by clicking the button below or visiting
Our 2023 Spiritual Development Colloquium is this Thursday! If you haven't already registered, don't miss out on this FREE opportunity to engage with leaders from the faith community and individuals like you in a discussion on trauma and the role faith can play in addressing trauma.

Seabrook SDA Church
8900 Good Luck Rd | Lanham, MD 20706

Thursday | February 23rd
1PM – 4PM

*Boxed lunch & refreshments will be provided*

This year's colloquium will bring together communities from all walks of faith to focus on "Healing from Trauma & Spiritual Growth". Traumatic experiences can sometimes lead to long-lasting, difficult, spiritual and moral questions. The result may be loss of faith, increased guilt, shame, self-blame, and alienation from other people and from God. Individuals may experience depression and a disconnection between the beliefs they were raised with, and their expectations about life.

To register for FREE for tomorrow's colloquium, click the button below or visit
Join us for the Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T.) Youth Mental Health Expo 2023 presented by Volunteers of America Chesapeake & Carolinas, the Prince George’s County Health Department, the Bowie State University Graduate Student Association, and Step Forward. This second annual expo is the only one of its kind dedicated to youth mental health in Prince George's County.

Bowie State University
Leonidas S. James Physical Education Complex
14000 Jericho Park Rd | Bowie, MD 20715

Saturday | April 29
9:30AM – 3:30PM

The G.O.A.T. Expo will showcase all aspects of health and wellness through systems of care, offer workshops, and provide linkages to providers and resources to help transition-aged youth and their caregivers reach their health and wellness goals. Last year’s expo welcomed over 300 youth and families.


  • Exhibitors
  • Workshops
  • Live Entertainment
  • Interactive Activities
  • Open Mic
  • Dance Contest
  • & More

To learn more, register, become a sponsors, or become an exhibitor visit or click the button below:
Make a difference, donate your vehicle!
Your old vehicle may not mean very much to you anymore, but to us it's a goldmine! It means we can continue to serve more than 10,000 individuals and families every year, ensuring they live in safety with social/emotional wellbeing, spiritual fulfillment, justice and hope.

Don't your vehicle donate by visiting or clicking the button below.
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& Carolinas

General inquiries:

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