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Volunteers of America Los Angeles

Christina Rheingold receives the CalVet Women Veterans Advocates of the Year - Volunteers of America Los Angeles (VOALA) is proud to announce Christina Rheingold, Program Manager II of Veteran Peers Access Network (VPAN) has been selected as one of The California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) Women Veterans Advocates of the Year (2021). Each year CalVet recognizes several California Women Veterans and community leaders for their leadership. One hundred seven years ago, Volunteers of America was founded to provide services to those in need. Chartered in New York City, the newly developed charity also initiated service that first year in southern California. In the Los Angeles area, the original services offered to the needy in this bustling community of 100,000 included a home for orphaned children and support for newly arrived immigrant families. As the region experienced explosive growth, Volunteers of America continued to expand its services to keep up with the additional challenges brought with the influx of new residents.

The family has always been the focus of our mission and our services have expanded to assist all ages in the family unit. Today we are continuing a battle that sometimes seems overwhelming. Our commitment to bring lasting solutions, not just temporary comfort, has led us to look to new ways to support individual growth and self-sufficiency. Founded in 1896, Volunteers of America is one of Los Angeles' oldest and largest charities, with an annual budget of almost $30 million for 30 different programs. The organization's 700 employees and 1200 volunteers foster dignity, hope and self-sufficiency in behalf of Southern California's neediest people. Services include Early Head Start, Head Start and childcare for poverty's children, education and drug and delinquency prevention for inner city youth, alcohol and drug dependency prevention and treatment, low income housing. (Source: www.guidestar.org)

 

 

 

 

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