Volunteers of America Southeast (VOASE) began serving the community in 1980 through the operation of three group homes for people with developmental disabilities. A charter member of Volunteers of America, VOASE is the second largest affiliate in the country providing programs in Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. Today, in addition to developmental disabilities, VOASE has programs that serve veterans, low income elderly, substance abuse, mental illness, children in need, and the homeless. Serving over 2,000 people daily with direct programs, VOASE also serves over 8,000 people annually with Community Outreach. VOASE strives to enable persons served to become as independent as possible without jeopardizing the welfare or safety of the individual.
Volunteers of America Southeast, Inc. and its subsidiary corporations provide services in several broad program areas. Our mission is realized through the work of over 1,000 staff and countless volunteers.