A Message From Our CEO
President and CEO
Recently I celebrated one year at Volunteers of America Colorado—and what an incredible year it has been! This past year has been full of learning about the depth and breadth of our programs and listening to our employees, clients, volunteers, partners and donors. As you read through this report, you will learn how VOA is helping people in need find housing, get a nutritious meal, or find the support they need to just take that next step forward in life.
More importantly, you’ll learn that VOA is about Building Communities. We do this every day by connecting our clients to healthy and caring relationships. And, it is from these relationships, combined with our enriched services that result in many incredible outcomes for our clients; outcomes that include dignity, hope and empowerment. Due to YOUR generosity, we are enabled to build communities one person, one relationship and one connection at a time.
Building communities is a big task that starts in small ways. Often for our clients, small things create big barriers. Unreliable transportation means no job. An illness results in big medical bills. A small setback means an inability to pay the rent. Frequently, through no fault of their own, our clients find themselves spiraling out of control into homelessness or even worse. But, thanks to you, there is hope. VOA comes alongside those most vulnerable with a variety of services including those for seniors, veterans and young families. We provide Meals on Wheels, early childhood education, and affordable housing to name a few, and we recently launched programming for
Incarceration Re-entry and Peer Navigation.
As we look ahead, we will continue to build communities with the opening of Brandon Courtyard and the new Senior Women’s Shelter, both of which will open in early 2020. Brandon Courtyard will be a welcoming new affordable housing complex for over 100 families in need. VOA will also open what will be the only senior women’s shelter in the Denver area to support a very vulnerable population that is currently under-served.
So, as you can see, we can’t build communities and do the impactful work of changing lives without YOU, our partners, donors, and volunteers. On behalf of the 341 employees in over 40 facilities throughout all of Colorado, and the nearly 142,000 people served by VOA Colorado programs last year, THANK YOU for being a part of our community. YOU and VOA together are feeding, sheltering, connecting and transforming lives of the most vulnerable Coloradoans.
We are deeply grateful to you for your generous support!
President & CEO
hours served through Volunteers of America Colorado last year