Who We Are

Now in our second century of service, Volunteers of America (VOA) is one of the nation's largest and most comprehensive human service organizations, touching the lives of nearly 1.8 million people each year in communities across the United States.

Volunteers of America Southeast (VOASE) began serving the community in 1980, through the operation of three group homes for people with developmental disabilities.

VOASE is the second largest VOA affiliate in the nation, providing programs in Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. Today, in addition to programs for people with developmental disabilities, we provide services and treatment for individuals suffering with mental illness and addiction. VOASE strives to enable people served to become as independent as possible without jeopardizing their welfare and safety.

The mission of Volunteers of America Southeast, Inc. is realized through the work of over 1,000 staff and countless volunteers. We have credentialed staff ranging from Certified Behavior Analyst, Registered Nurses, Certified Addiction Counselors, and Licensed Professional Counselors.

Our Core Values and Beliefs about Treatment

  • Shelter First: We believe that people engage in health and behavioral healthcare services more fully and experience better outcomes when they can rely on safe shelter or housing.
  • Innate Health: We believe strongly that all people, regardless of their conditions and circumstances, embody the potential for peak health. We see it as our duty to help people clear away the barriers and impediments, to treat the symptoms of disease, and to fill the gaps in their lives.
  • Solutions are Community-Based: We believe that when we serve and treat people in their communities -- engaging and uplifting -- the outcomes are always better.
  • Recovery is Possible: We know from experience that people living with mental health and/or substance abuse disorders can, and will, recover if they receive the most appropriate care and support services, and are effectively engaged in their own recovery.

Call 1-800-859-4431 for more information.