News & Events

  • July 30, 2015

    Questions answered: Things you should donate this summer, including your vehicle

    I’ll be answering your questions on what to donate and what not to this summer. Did you know you could receive a greater value for your vehicle on your tax return as a charitable contribution to the VOAGO? It beats having to worry about having to sell your vehicle!

  • July 24, 2015

    Cincinnati Car Donation Provides Hope for Ohio’s Female Veterans

    Find out how the Veteran Affairs department and other government agencies are not doing enough to support women who have served our country, and how your Cincinnati car donation can help female veterans.

  • June 25, 2015

    Can I Donate My Car to Feed Hungry Kids?

    For children who rely on free and reduced-price school meals, summer means little access to nutritious food. It means stretched budgets and empty bellies. How can you help?

  • June 18, 2015

    Six Ways the Whole Family Can Help the Homeless This Summer

    From dehydration and heat stroke, to general exhaustion and athlete’s foot, the risks of exposure to the sun and scorching temperatures of summer pose an enormous threat to thousands. This is the reality of Ohio’s homeless population.

  • June 11, 2015

    Celebrating Flag Day 2015 in Ohio

    Find out how clicking “donate my car” can help Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio continue to support those who have so bravely fought for our flag.

  • May 28, 2015

    Who Am I Helping If I Donate My Car?

    Think of five people in your life, including yourself. At least one of the five is struggling with a mental health condition. Yet, often, deep-rooted fear keeps them from seeking help.

  • May 26, 2015

    How Your Dayton Car Donation Gives A Single Mom Hope

    Darla's family lives in Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio’s permanent supportive housing. And your car donation helped them establish their new normalcy.

  • May 22, 2015

    Celebrate Ohio’s veterans in your community

    There’s an activity for every family, from memorial races to donating your car. Check out these events happening around Ohio this weekend.

  • May 19, 2015

    Dayton Car Donation Puts Homeless Into Houses

    A study published in March by University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) further cements VOAGO's efforts.

  • May 15, 2015

    Your Cincinnati Car Donation Benefits Mental Health Awareness

    Help end stigma during May’s Mental Health Month

  • May 12, 2015

    Your Summer To-Do List, Cincinnati: Car Donation and Garage Sale

    Now’s your time. With sunnier Saturdays and Sundays come the savvy sale shoppers, rummaging for treasure. From selling your old love seat to making a car donation, it's time to clean house.

  • April 28, 2015

    Your Cleveland Car Donation Rehabilitates Youth Offenders

    Think back to every job application you’ve completed. A question that could slip under your radar as just another mindless probe can mean the difference between enough money for rent and another night on the street

  • April 24, 2015

    Donate with Debbie: A thrifted wedding means married with money to spare

    Planning a wedding can seem daunting, but with my help, you’ll see how easy – and fun – it can really be.

  • April 21, 2015

    Donate with Debbie: How to declutter your house and garage

    After this clean sweep, you’ll feel rejuvenated after you’ve tackled sorting, organizing and donating. Let’s shake off the winter to give summer your all.

  • April 10, 2015

    Thank You to Our Volunteers

    Volunteers of America was founded in the name of volunteerism. Literally. Advocates Ballington and Maud Booth envisioned a social reformation movement dedicated to “reaching and uplifting” every single American, pledging in 1896 to “go wherever we are needed, and do whatever comes to hand.”

  • April 7, 2015

    The Lives Behind PTSD

    Imagine leaving with the distinguished mission to serve your country, only to come back to find everything changed: your friends, your family, your hometown. For some veterans, that’s reality, and the jarring switch from military to civilian life can often create the perfect storm for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

  • April 1, 2015

    What your Columbus car donation and International Children’s Book Day have in common

    International Children's Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated annually on April 2 to inspire a love of reading and to call attention to children's books, but not every child is granted the opportunity to own books they can cherish.

  • March 30, 2015

    2014 Annual Report: All in a year’s work

    Another year down, more lives changed because of your generosity. We all have a story, and you played a role in someone else’s story. Whether we realize it or not, we have the opportunity to make a positive impact in someone’s life.

  • March 29, 2015

    Join the effort to bring a home to every Columbus family

    If you’re paying attention to national news, our country’s economic climate seems as if it’s traversing the upswing—more jobs created, more employed and more families with children in homes. But, carefully remove your rose-colored glasses when looking through your back door.

  • March 26, 2015

    Rethink Homeless: The Working Poor

    “Why don’t they just get a job?” A question you hear, or perhaps might have even thought, while passing an individual asking for spare change, stooped against a downtown building, surrounded by his few belongings. But, despite long-standing belief, many of the 2,500 individuals and families who reside in our shelters and housing facilities work, or regularly go out in search of employment.

  • March 23, 2015

    Help us continue our work by making an Ohio car donation

    Welcome to the new and improved Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio website. This updated iteration of our website is faster, more intuitive and has a fresh, modern look.

  • March 20, 2015

    Your donation will help fund programs that assist female veterans

    Women have undoubtedly help shape the world we know today. From Florence Nightingale, to Rosa Parks, to Mother Teresa, women have always played an vital role in history.

  • February 26, 2015

    How Your Cincinnati Car Donation Can Help The Homeless Through A Frigid Winter

    Driving through hazardous weather to work, shoveling snow and skyrocketing gas bills are just a few of the everyday annoyances we have to put up with when living in the midwest.

  • February 24, 2015

    Our New Ohio Auto Auction Website

    One of the most critical methods Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio uses to fund our services for the homeless, veterans, and families in need is our car donation and auction programs located in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Dayton and Columbus.

  • February 20, 2015

    New Veterans and Families First Programs Open in Cleveland and Dayton

    In 2010, President Obama and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs announced an effort to eliminate veteran homelessness by 2015 known as the Ending Veteran Homelessness initiative.

  • February 11, 2015

    Could your Ohio car donation help end veteran homelessness in 2015?

    In November of 2009, President Obama and Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki announced an ambitious five-year program that would aim to end veteran homelessness in the year 2015.

  • February 6, 2015

    Random Acts of Kindness Week: Help make the world a better place

    This Feb. 9-15 marks the annual international Random Acts of Kindness Week. This week-long celebration is designed to encourage people to make the world a better place through unsolicited acts of selflessness and generosity.

  • February 2, 2015

    Cleveland Car Donation Can Help Homeless College Students

    Every winter and spring break, many of America’s 21 million college students leave campus and return to their parents or relatives’ homes to take a short rest from studying - but not every student has that luxury.

  • January 30, 2015

    Your Cincinnati Car Donation Can Help Veterans Return to Civilian Life

    Today alone, approximately 550 men and women of the armed forces will return home to their families and civilian lives. And, while that number may sound quite high, over the next half-decade it will remain the norm.

  • January 26, 2015

    Ohio Car Donation Can Help America’s Fastest Growing Homeless Population

    Is our government’s current definition of ‘homeless’ accurate? There exists a major discrepancy in how homeless children in America are counted.

  • January 20, 2015

    5 Reasons The Poor Stay Poor

    Everyone likes a good rags to riches story, whether it be a fairytale like Aladdin, or real accounts of celebrities who used to be poor, or even homeless.

  • January 16, 2015

    As Homelessness Declines, Housing Insecurity Rises

    As we look forward to 2015, a recent report has given us some hopeful news for the new year. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, (HUD) the total number of homelessness individuals sleeping in homeless shelters or in the street has decreased by 11 percent since 2010.

  • January 12, 2015

    First Volunteers of America Donation Drop-Off Center Opens in Pickerington

    On Nov. 24, Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its first-ever donation drop-off center in Ohio. The drop off center, located in Pickerington, is designed to allow members of the community to easily donate gently used items and help homeless veterans, families and individuals with disabilities get back on their feet.

  • January 7, 2015

    You can change the statistics of child homelessness

    While the federal government is making progress when it comes to reducing homelessness among veterans and adults, a new report issued by the American Institutes for Research, titled “America’s Youngest Outcasts,” has brought some shocking numbers to light concerning childhood homelessness.

  • January 2, 2015

    From Cincinnati Car Donation to Buying Bus Fare: 5 Ways You Can Help the Homeless This Winter

    As winter begins to tighten its chilly grasp on most of the US, it’s more important than ever that the homeless population is given the resources they need to survive. Unfortunately, in some cities, assisting the homeless is becoming a crime.

  • December 30, 2014

    Getting and Giving: How The Items You Replace This Christmas Can Help Others

    With Christmas just behind us, you may have found yourself on the receiving end of some brand new stuff (if you’ve been good). Every year, many of us happily accept new clothes, gadgets, and household items as gifts from our friends and relatives.

  • December 23, 2014

    Get Your Tax Deductible Donations in Before the End of the Year

    Put that old clunker to good use - help others and get tax deductions.

  • December 19, 2014

    How Do You Define Homelessness?

    When she was a seventh grader growing up in California, Shahera Hyatt’s family lost their apartment for the first time. They were able to put together the $40 to pay for hotels and motels—but living in poverty made it impossible to save enough money for first and last month’s rent and a deposit.

  • December 10, 2014

    7 Ways You Can Give Back this Christmas Season

    The Christmas shopping season is upon us, and while many of us are frantically looking for gifts to give to our loved ones, or writing up wish lists of our own, it’s important to take a minute to remember those who are less fortunate.

  • December 8, 2014

    Hunger in America: Why people in the wealthiest nation are still going hungry

    Access to food is a luxury that millions take for granted. Hungry? Just reach into the fridge or drive to the local supermarket. However, for more and more Americans, the prospect of having food on the table every night isn’t a certainty.

  • December 3, 2014

    Help End Veteran Homelessness in Ohio

    Proud. Honorable. Brave. All accurate descriptions of our nation’s veterans, those who risked their lives in order to protect our freedoms and way of life. Unfortunately, for far too many veterans, there is another tragic description that can be used to depict them: Homeless.

  • November 28, 2014

    Help End Homeless Veteran Suicide in Ohio

    To transition from proudly serving under your nation’s flag to living on the streets is something very few of us can even begin to fathom, and tragically, this leads to many veterans taking their own lives. For some United States veterans, the absence of familiar structure, distance from squadmates, and memories of combat make readjusting to civilian life extremely difficult.

  • November 24, 2014

    Paying it Forward: How the Formerly Homeless are Lending a Hand

    Find out how one simple act of kindness sparked an 11-hour chain of paying it forward at a Florida Starbucks.

  • November 21, 2014

    Thank You to Our Veteran Heroes

    All of our programs across the state honored the many homeless veterans served by Volunteers of America a little differently - but we were all joined together in spirit by the continuous support given to those who served our country.

  • November 18, 2014

    Chronic Homelessness: Causes and Solutions

    Every day, homeless individuals try to find a way off of the streets. They’ll locate a shelter, receive treatment and begin to rebuild their life.

  • November 3, 2014

    Seniors and Poverty: What You Might Not Know

    Debates over how to fix Social Security, Medicare, and other programs benefitting seniors are nothing new. These arguments serve as a perennial sticking point that Republicans and Democrats squabble over in an attempt to convince the general public that their side has all the answers. uf

  • October 31, 2014

    Child Homelessness is on the Rise

    America’s public education system is designed to give our children the skills they need to build the foundation for a successful future. While this system is intended to give every child an equal opportunity to learn, children who live in unstable or unfit living conditions face.

  • October 24, 2014

    What to Expect From an Auto Auction

    An auto auction is an entertaining and even exhilarating experience in which everyday people have the chance to buy vehicles for amazingly low prices. However, it’s not always as simple as showing up.

  • October 22, 2014

    New Mobile App Helping Veterans

    It can be a difficult struggle for veterans who return home after years of serving in the military to readjust to everyday society. Socializing, looking for work and dealing with memories of war aren’t minor inconveniences.

  • October 20, 2014

    Statistics show the eye-opening aftermath of domestic violence against women

    Twenty-five percent. That’s the number of US women who will experience domestic violence during their lifetime. And every year, one in three women who is a victim of homicide is murdered by her current or former partner.

  • October 9, 2014

    Number of Homeless Vets Decreasing, According to New Data

    Last month, we reported that First Lady Michelle Obama, along with mayors, governors, and local leaders had joined up for the Mayors Challenge to End Veterans Homelessness.

  • October 7, 2014

    The challenges of treating mental disorders in the homeless community

    Daily life in the homeless community means there is no normal. It means depending on the kindness of strangers, trying to scrape together enough change to buy food and looking for somewhere to sleep each and every night.

  • September 19, 2014

    First Lady Michelle Obama and Mayor Coleman pledge to end veteran homelessness

    When walking around downtown Columbus, you might pass a homeless person and think nothing of it. After all, when you see homelessness week after week, the human condition is to just ignore it and go about your day.

  • September 17, 2014

    The new bill that could make assistance for homeless children a reality

    Have you ever had an issue at the DMV? Most of us have at one time or another, and we can all probably agree that it’s pretty inconvenient.

  • September 5, 2014

    Three reasons why helping children can fix the economy

    Ever since the recession began in 2007, Americans have done their part to help the economy rebound.

  • September 3, 2014

    Making violence against the homeless a hate crime

    This past June, the The National Coalition for the Homeless (or NCH) reported that there was a 23.8 percent rise in the number of violent attacks against the homeless in 2013 from 2012.

  • August 26, 2014

    Tips for buying a car at auction

    The call of the auctioneer, the whistle of the ringmen and the new-to-you car smell are the rush that auto auctions are made of. Throwing in your bid at your first auto auction.

  • May 23, 2014

    Student homelessness reaches record high

    New data shows that student homelessness has soared in the years since the recession began. According to the most recent data available from the National Center for Homeless Education, funded by the Department of Education, there were 1.2 million homeless students during the 2011-12 academic year.

  • April 12, 2014

    Celebrating a new women’s motivational group

    Women in the Volunteers of America Columbus Permanent Supportive Housing program will now get some extra support through a newly launched motivational group.

  • April 7, 2014

    Ohio veterans get a boost in higher education.

    As higher education costs continue to rise, Ohio has stepped up to meet the needs of veterans wishing to pursue a degree. Veterans as a whole tend to be more highly educated than civilians, but they pursue higher education later in life.

  • March 12, 2014

    Financial illiteracy could be a factor in veteran homelessness

    While past studies have shown that veterans are at high risk of homelessness due to factors such as military-related trauma, like post-traumatic stress disorder, new research shows that financial illiteracy could be a trigger for veteran homelessness as well.

  • March 7, 2014

    Homeless female vets discover confidence and hope

    After 25 years of living on the streets, addicted to drugs and alcohol, Melinda Lindsay is about to celebrate four years sober. When she was discharged from the army in 1985, Lindsay “went to the party and just stayed there.” However, now, with the support of the Veterans Domiciliary at Wade Park, she is taking college classes and is well on her way to independence.

  • January 23, 2014

    Who should I donate my car to?

    Choosing a worthy charity to donate to can be difficult. You’re faced with a slew of questions: Where will my money go? How much is my car donation worth? Is my donation tax deductible in Ohio? Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio is transparent and eager to help you find the answers.

  • November 1, 2013

    Six tips to fall clean like a pro

    When was the last time you cleaned out your closet? How about your whole home? As the seasons change, fall is the perfect time to finally tackle that overstuffed closet or clear out your cluttered garage.

  • October 17, 2013

    Female veterans find hope and help through conferences and new programs

    Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio welcomed October with this year's Ohio Women Veterans Conference in Columbus.

  • October 14, 2013

    Homeless veteran Stand Down looks to address critical needs of Ohio’s heroes

    Across the country, organizations join their efforts to hold a critical event: the homeless veteran Stand Down.

  • October 7, 2013

    Study shows veterans are at a high risk of homelessness

    Imagine leaving your life, family and friends behind to serve your nation. When you return, nothing is the same. You struggle to rebuild relationships and even to find a job.

  • October 3, 2013

    $7.8 million in new funding set to aid 1,120 homeless veterans

    The departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced $7.8 million in new funding that is expected to provide 1,120 homeless veterans with housing and clinical services.

  • September 20, 2013

    A cap on charitable deductions could lower annual giving by $7 billion

    $25 billion. That’s the amount that charitable giving has declined since the economic downturn in 2008. Americans have struggled to cope with a volatile economy while state and federal funding have declined, making the role of charitable contributions more critical than ever.

  • September 18, 2013

    Female veterans continue to battle higher rates of unemployment

    Female veterans are struggling with unemployment at a higher rate than their male counterparts, according to a new jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • September 10, 2013

    Cincinnati car donation provides continued support for veterans

    In a speech to the American Legion on Aug. 27, Vice President Joe Biden pledged that the federal government will continue to honor and support soldiers and their families both during deployment and after they return home.

  • August 23, 2013

    Send at-risk kids back to school right with a Columbus car donation

    As the back-to-school season gets into full swing, Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio is excited to welcome families to our Youth Education Center.

  • August 19, 2013

    Ohio car donation fulfills the housing needs of thousands of seniors

    Did you know that 9 million people age 50 and over are at risk of hunger every day? In fact, the number of people in this category has risen by 79 percent in the past decade, according to AARP.

  • August 16, 2013

    Are homeless female veterans invisible?

    The rapid growth of homeless female veterans is unsettling at best. Although women veterans only represent about 2 percent of the overall homeless population, they’re at more than double the risk of becoming homeless.

  • August 6, 2013

    Suicide in the military: Record numbers of veterans and active duty soldiers continue to take their own lives

    United States military suicides have never been so high. For the first time in at least a generation, more active duty soldiers killed themselves, 177, than were killed in combat, 176.

  • August 5, 2013

    No car? No problem. We take anything with a motor.

    Did you know that you could donate your old tractor? How about that Jet Ski or boat that hasn’t seen water in years? At Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, we know way more than just Ohio car donation.

  • July 30, 2013

    Top 5 reasons to donate your car in Cincinnati

    Donating your car in Cincinnati couldn’t be easier or more rewarding. That’s because besides making space in your garage, saving money on repairs, avoiding the trouble of selling your car and even getting a deduction on your tax return.

  • July 26, 2013

    Thousands of Ohio children need your help

    Picture walking through the school doors for your first day with no new backpack, no supplies, no back-to-school shopping.

  • July 19, 2013

    5 Reasons to Donate Your Car in Cleveland

    You probably know that donating your vehicle in Ohio is a quick way to save some money – but did you know that your giving supports critical programs for underprivileged families and individuals in Cleveland?

  • July 17, 2013

    Ohio car donation changes young lives

    At Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, we believe that success starts at childhood. At-risk children come into our programs looking not only for an academic boost, but also a safe and nurturing.

  • July 1, 2013

    Veterans’ resources in Cleveland

    Cleveland, Ohio, has a multitude of organizations and outreach efforts for veterans in need. We at Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio are proud of the services and programs we offer our clients and encourage you to take a look.

  • June 28, 2013

    Veterans’ resources in Cincinnati

    At Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, we’re excited to see growth in veteran assistance, from our Veterans Resource Center to the esteemed Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Check out this list of other resources.

  • June 27, 2013

    Five tips for donating your car in Ohio

    If you’re looking to get rid of that old clunker in the garage, why not donate your vehicle to Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio?

  • June 25, 2013

    Car donation in Ohio gives at-risk children a boost

    While most kids are busy shuttling between the pool and soccer practice throughout the summer, the homeless children in our Youth Education Center have a very different story.

  • June 3, 2013

    The Power of Housing: A Foundation for Life

    At Volunteers of America, we believe a key component to ending homelessness is stable, affordable housing. From its beginnings more than a century ago, Volunteers of America has believed in the power of housing as the foundation for life.

  • June 3, 2013

    The Fight to End Vet Homelessness

    Efforts to end veteran homelessness across the country are making headway. But on any given night, 62,000 veteran heroes still have no place to lay their head* and Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio saw the number of homeless veterans it serves jump by 19% to more than 1,750 in 2012.

  • June 3, 2013

    A Homeless Mother Finds Hope

    Latasha Williams has a new apartment and a new job. But just a few months ago, for the first time in her life, Latasha was homeless with an infant and a 10 year old.

  • May 17, 2013

    Nominate a local hero

    The nation’s first veterans’ hall of fame is now accepting nominations for its 2013 induction ceremony. Each year, the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame committee chooses up to 20 men and women to recognize and honor their post-military achievements.

  • May 10, 2013

    A new VA hotline brings clarity to female veteran resources

    While many female veterans are still uncertain or unaware of the many government services and resources available to them, the Department of Veterans Affairs hopes to make that a thing of the past.

  • May 8, 2013

    As soldiers return home, PTSD and homelessness rise

    While the correlation between homelessness and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was found decades ago, the recent influx of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan has prompted a new surge in cases.

  • May 3, 2013

    Spotlight on Veteran Transitional Housing in Ohio

    There is no one-size-fits-all solution to homelessness. While homeless men face an array of challenges, homeless veterans must confront an entirely unique struggle.

  • April 26, 2013

    Confronting the collapse of the American Dream

    When the United States’ housing bubble burst six years ago, millions of Americans were left homeless. Since the foreclosure crisis and the subsequent collapse of the American economy.

  • April 24, 2013

    Hunger and homelessness in the US continue to grow

    While the nation’s economy continues to recover, millions from coast to coast still struggle to meet their most basic needs.

  • April 19, 2013

    Spring cleaning with Volunteers of America of Great Ohio

    As another spring rolls around, it’s time to unpack the closets, basement, attic and garage. While you might discover some hidden gems, you’ll likely find piles of clothes and other items that no longer play a part in your life.

  • April 17, 2013

    Celebrate Earth Day with Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio

    As Earth Day approaches on April 22, it’s time to start rethinking our imprint on the planet - and how we “go green.” Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio makes it easy to reduce, reuse and recycle.

  • April 2, 2013

    Spotlight on job readiness

    All too often, homelessness begins with a lack of employable skills. Non-transferability of skills is a constant struggle for many veterans who return from serving their country.

  • April 2, 2013

    A homeless veteran’s journey

    No two homeless veterans’ stories are the same. At Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, from the moment a veteran enters our care, our goal is to help him or her regain stability and take back their life.

  • March 26, 2013

    National report assesses homeless veteran health care

    The National Health Care for the Homeless Council released its final report on its multiphase veterans needs assessment.

  • March 22, 2013

    A Profile of Family Homelessness in America

    Presenting a captivating visual for a population that is often otherwise unseen, this graphic offers a portrait of family homelessness in America.

  • March 15, 2013

    New app will help track Franklin County homeless

    There may soon be a more efficient method to track Ohio’s homeless after JPMorgan Chase has its say. The first weekend of March, the bank held the “Code for Good Challenge” at its 2 million-square-foot.

  • March 12, 2013

    True tale of homelessness and art takes home an Oscar

    Unfortunately, the story of Inocente Izucar doesn’t start out very differently than those of many other homeless kids.

  • March 8, 2013

    Celebrate our differences at the Tolerance Fair of Northeast Ohio

    Intolerance toward the homeless community is a widespread issue. Oftentimes, people look down on the homeless without truly understanding or even considering the circumstances.

  • February 22, 2013

    Young Homeless Veterans Double in the U.S.

    While the national total of homeless veterans in the United States is falling, the number of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who are homeless or at risk of losing their home has more than doubled in the past two years.

  • February 19, 2013

    Random Act of Kindness Day with Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio

    A random act of kindness can be a small gesture that brightens someone’s day: a smile, paying for the person behind you, bringing treats for your co-workers.

  • February 18, 2013

    How to Thrift Shop the Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio Way

    There’s no doubt that there’s an art to thrift shopping. There’s a sense of adventure walking into one of our thrift stores and not knowing what you’re going to go home with. Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio thrift stores aren’t just a place to save money.

  • February 14, 2013

    Veteran Unemployment Crisis

    If you believe that veteran unemployment is on the rise, think again. According to a recent Huffington Post article, veteran unemployment, at 7.0 percent, is actually lower than the nation’s 7.5 percent.

  • February 13, 2013

    Cleveland, Ohio Homeless Outreach Helps Those in Need

    What if you could never escape the cold Cleveland chill you felt on your walk to the car this morning? For thousands of homeless men, women and children all across Greater Ohio, this nightmare is a very real aspect of their day-to-day survival.

  • February 8, 2013

    Youth Homelessness In Ohio Continues To Rise

    Survival as a homeless youth in Ohio is a daily fight, and trying to keep up with schoolwork while dealing with the trauma and stress of shelter life can be nearly impossible.

  • January 29, 2013

    2013 Point-in-Time Count tracks Ohio's homeless

    Point-in-Time Counts of area homeless individuals are taking place across the state and the country this month, including our local areas of Cleveland, Columbus and Mansfield. The annual count provides data on homeless men, women and children living in emergency shelters, transitional housing, on the streets and in other locations not intended for human habitation.

  • January 28, 2013

    Car Donations Support Job Training for Vets

    Find out how donating cars in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati gives veterans hope.

  • January 28, 2013

    Car Donations Help Young Homeless Vets

    With more and more men and women returning from Afghanistan and Iraq, a shocking number are coming back homeless. Leaving with hopes for a future, these young veterans are returning without a job, stability or even a place to sleep.

  • January 25, 2013

    Donate Your Car or Your Time

    Do you want to make a lifelong impact on someone? We, at Volunteers of America, are excited to meet you. And whether it be through volunteering your time or donating your car, Volunteers of America makes it easy to help others.

  • January 15, 2012

    Car Donations Support Ohio's Homeless

    The all-too-forgotten, the unnoticed and the unloved are right in front of our eyes: homeless veterans, adults and even children. Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio strives to end the shocking numbers of homeless in the state through both street and mobile outreach services.

  • December 17, 2010

    Donate Your Vehicle for a Year-end Tax Deduction

    Donate your vehicle by 7 p.m. on December 31 and you will be eligible to receive a 2010 tax deduction. Learn more by clicking above.

  • December 17, 2010

    Donate Your Vehicle for an Year-end Tax Deduction

    Donate your vehicle by 7 p.m. on December 31 and you will be eligibile to receive a 2010 tax deduction.