When you saw your family, or your kids or guests smile this Christmas, did it have that human “chain reaction,” and warm your heart, too? 

You inspired MANY smiles outside your home this year, as a caring supporter with VOA. 

You showed single mom Jackie, when she felt she lost everything, living in her car at the holidays with her children, that she still had friends like you, to help restore their lives.

You have been a shining light for seniors, now the “fastest growing” homeless group in America, illuminating a pathway for them, from emergency relief and support to resilient hope to carry on.

Please, friend, close out the year with one last act of compassion and kindness. One MORE life changed. 

With your gift today, you alongside our front-line responders, can see to it that nobody is left out in the cold, nobody goes hungry or without hope.

Yes. I can give.

I and everyone at VOA thank you for sharing your compassion and kindness with those who need it most.

Happy New Year!

President & CEO

VOA Chesapeake & Carolinas

The Home Depot and Michael & Son Services team up to keep our veterans warm and more!

Our community partners are essential to improving the lives of the individuals and families who call VOA home. Recently, The Home Depot Foundation and Michael & Son Services provided one of the greatest holiday gifts to the formerly homeless veterans we serve – warmth.

Thanks to equipment and materials donated by The Home Depot and labor donated by Michael & Son Services, brand-new HVAC units were installed to keep six veteran apartments cozy during the winter and cool during the summer. These were the last of 24 apartments in need of repair. We are so honored to have partners committed to giving back to those who served our country.

But that's not all!

As part of this effort to bring joy to our Maple Court residents, The Home Depot Foundation went the extra mile by also paying December month's rent for all of our residents in need. They also donated a brand-new grill and smoker for our veterans to enjoy in the courtyard.

These donations have meant the world to the heroes we serve, many of whom were without hope before they found Maple Court.

To read the full press release, click on the button below.

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Our 2024 Spiritual Development Colloquium is right around the corner! Each year, we bring together faith leaders, community leaders, and individuals like you to engage in solutions-based discussions and activities on social challenges impacting our communities. In 2024, we are excited to partner with the Metropolitan Community Church of DC (MCCDC) to host and tackle the topic of gun violence.

Metropolitan Community Church of DC

474 Ridge Street NW | Washington, DC

Saturday | March 9th

1PM – 6PM

*Meal & refreshments will be provided*

Don't miss out on this FREE opportunity to engage on this important issue and the role faith can play in promoting justice, activism, comfort and love.

To learn more, register or become a sponsor, visit or click the button below.

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Get ready for the Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T.) Youth Mental Health Expo 2024! We are honored to be able to partner for our third year in a row with the Prince George’s County Health Department, the Bowie State University Graduate Student Association, and Step Forward. This annual expo is the only one of its kind dedicated to youth mental health in Prince George's County.

Bowie State University

14000 Jericho Park Rd | Bowie, MD 20715

Saturday | May 18

8:30AM – 3:30PM

The G.O.A.T. Expo will showcase all aspects of health and wellness through systems of care, offer workshops, and link youth and their caregivers to providers and resources that help young adults ages 16 – 24 thrive. Last year’s expo welcomed more than 440 people.


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

**Guest registration will open on January 4, 2024.**

We are actively seeking sponsors and exhibitors. To learn more about the expo, become a sponsor, or become an exhibitor visit or click the button below:

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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 10,600 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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