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Volunteers of America Texas is a faith based, non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals, families and communities reach their full spiritual, emotional and physical potential and wellbeing through a vast array of services that target the elderly, the intellectually disabled, those striving to overcome substance abuse, and those transitioning from correctional centers.
Volunteers of America was founded in 1896 by social reformers Ballington and Maud Booth. They came from England after serving in The Salvation Army, which was founded by Ballington's father. Maud and Ballington envisioned a broad inter-denominational movement, dedicated to reaching and uplifting people in need. The result is a spiritual and social legacy that has inspired Americans for 105 years.
In 1917, Volunteers of America began service in Fort Worth, Texas as a maternity and adoption center. Over 11,000 babies were placed through this program. Over the following years Volunteers of America Texas' programs grew to encompass the hungry, unemployed, and homeless. As needs continued to change, Volunteers of America Texas responded with youth services, family preservation services, programs for the developmentally disabled, rehabilitation programs for substance abuse, and corrections programs.
Today, the state organization serves over 2,500 Texans a day and is the largest non-profit provider of low-income housing in Texas. Programs are localized from the rural regions to inner-city neighborhoods. Services include housing for the disabled, homeless, elderly, and those with AIDS; residential and outpatient rehabilitation programs; after-school drug prevention programs for elementary school students; training programs and assistance for families in crisis; and home and community based services for people with disabilities and severe mental illness.
Through the efforts of caring individuals, Volunteers of America Texas continues serving individuals, strengthening families, and building communities.
Heights Manor is operated by Volunteers of America. It is a small affordable housing complex nestled in the Heights. It has 25 units available to the disabled and those who suffer from tramatic brain injury (TBI). We offer 1 and 2 bedrooms to individuals as well as families. Residents range in age from 5 years to 72 years old. It is an independent housing facility which enables its residents to age in place.
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