About Us

Our Purpose

Volunteers of America of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho is devoted to ending homelessness by uplifting people and meeting needs. Through innovative, life changing services, we provide opportunities for people to rebuild their lives and fulfill their potential. 

Our Vision

Volunteers of America, VOA. The roof and walls to help others weather life’s storms because homelessness does not need to be a life sentence. 

Our Impact

VOA helps under-served people in the Inland Northwest to achieve their full potential. Our services are locally designed to address the most pressing social issues in our community—especially the current need to eliminate homelessness in the region.
Where we can’t prevent it, we provide decisive intervention for the chronically homeless through outreach, emergency shelter and programs that encourage medical stability among some of our community’s most often forgotten- street youth, women, disabled adults and veterans. We walk beside people as they transition out of homelessness, offering education and opportunity all along the way.
Most importantly, we believe in the power of housing to transform lives. That’s why we work to get displaced individuals into their own housing as quickly as possible so that they can begin the work of rebuilding their lives and achieving long-term stability and independence.
We draw on more than a century of local experience combined with the reach of a nationwide movement that is: bonded by a commitment to hope, human dignity and social justice; dedicated to actively engaging volunteers in the community; and committed to the highest quality of service.

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