VOA Impact

February 2015

The Fiscal Year 2013-2014 Report to the Community is Now Available 

Volunteers of America, Utah is a ministry of service organized to reach and uplift those in greatest need and to provide opportunities to experience the joy of serving others.  In FY '13-14, we made great strides toward our mission, and are excited about where they are leading us in the coming year. Our report to the community is now available online for FY '13-14.  We invite you to read it, celebrate our successes, and join with us in our mission to help Utah’s most vulnerable.  You can also view our letter from our President and CEO, Kathy Bray.

Click here to read Kathy’s letter and view our FY’13-14 Report to the Community.      


Employee Spotilight: Ed Snoddy – Congratulations on 20 Years of Service

This month, we celebrate Ed Snoddy’s 20-year work anniversary.  Ed has been instrumental in the development of VOA’s outreach services to individuals suffering from homelessness.  Ed is currently serving on our Medical Outreach Service Team (MOST) which partners with the 4th Street Clinic to take medical care directly to the streets to serve individuals, and reduce the number of costly ER visits each year.  Join us in congratulating Ed on the years of service he has provided to VOA as well as to the Utah community.



Volunteer Spotlight: Bennion Center Selects VOA for MLK Day of Service

For Martin Luther King Day of Service project, the Bennion Center at the University of Utah had more than 150 volunteers donate 450 service hours to agencies across Salt Lake County.  Volunteers of America was fortunate to have two Bennion Center groups that day.  One group did some much needed cleaning and organizing at VOA’s Homeless Youth Resource Center.  The other group created permanent storage at VOA’s Adult Detoxification Center.  This group put together shelving and arranged to purchase and donate crates to organize community donations.  “It is so great to be this organized,” said Sue Ativalu, Program Director.   “Everyone on our staff now wants to volunteer to pull clothing donations.” The project will continue to give back to VOA throughout the year, helping to keep us organized and aware of what donations we have available for our clients.  This will save a lot of valuable time digging through piles to find what we need, which means more time spent with our clients.


Other Stories:

You’re Invited:  Homeless Youth Forum

Get Involved with our Founders' Day Breakfast

Studio 5 highlights the new Youth Resource Center

Annual Count of Homeless Produces Valuable Data, Directs Help