Supporters Help Plant Seeds of Hope
Planting Seeds of Hope...
“I need to hold on to that little piece of hope that just won’t go away.”
In our annual report, you will meet the young woman whose words echo throughout the lives of those we serve. When her mental health issues were derailing her whole life, Molly came to Volunteers of America-Minnesota’s (VOA-MN) Avanti Center for Girls. There, she found a place to heal and regain balance in her life. Molly’s determination to find her inner hope gained momentum with the skilled treatment offered at Avanti. She is now home with her family enjoying a full life.
While Molly found hope, every day there is someone else seeking solace in an increasingly chaotic world. Whether chaos exists in navigating the trials of poverty, the lure of gang life, or the complexity of a mind besieged by Alzheimer’s, our world presents real challenges. And that’s where VOA-MN comes in – to serve people in their darkest moments; to step in and offer hope.
Our commitment to serve here in Minnesota is broad and always evolving to meet changing needs. Our three primary service areas – Children, Youth and Families; Seniors and People with Special Needs; and Adult Reentry – are represented in the pages of this report. You will see how VOA-MN and you plant the seeds of hope. We are rooted in love for others and these seeds do indeed take root. Service and love of people is reflected in the lives of the nearly 25,000 people we served in 2011.
Thanks to your support, support from Greater Twin Cities United Way and the efforts of 17,444 volunteers, we’ve been able to offer hope when it was needed most. Your continued commitment moves us forward so that we can continue to serve and once again plant the seeds of hope to someone who needs a hand up.
Click here to view our annual report.