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VOA announces $2.1 Million Investment to Support Mothers and Children in Southwest Oklahoma

LAWTON, Okla. — Volunteers of America Oklahoma (VOAOK) announced they’re investing $2.1 million to support mothers and children in southwest Oklahoma. The nonprofit announced the award in a press release. It was made possible due to a combined effort from the Health Resources and Services Administration Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (RCORP-NAS) and the Humana Foundation. RCORP-NAS provided a $1.5 million grant while Humana committed $600,000.  The money will be used to bring Family-Focused Recovery (FFR) to the region. FFR is a nationally recognized model that provides support and treatment for pregnant women and postpartum women going through…

Celebrating Real Change: VOA Oklahoma Marks 30 Years of Service to Community Members

This year marks VOA Oklahoma’s 30th anniversary. The nonprofit was established in 1993 to serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and continues to provide 24/7 residential care for these individuals. It provides money management services to assist clients with bill payment, specifically rent and utilities, and training various budgeting skills — all with the intent to ensure rent is paid to avoid eviction. VOA Oklahoma’s future expanded services will provide health and wellness programs for people of all communities with an underlying understanding of social determinants of health in housing, wellness and veteran assistance. Federal and state grants fund…

The Chronicle News: Volunteers of America make donation in Lawton

TULSA — Volunteers of America Oklahoma has received two grants totaling $2.1M to support mothers and their children in Southwest Oklahoma. Humana and the Humana Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Humana Inc., is investing $600,000 and the Health Resources and Services Administration Rural Communities Opioid Response Program — Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome has committed a $1.5M grant to be rolled out over the next three years. The combined funding will be used to bring Family-Focused Recovery services to the region, according to a press release.

girl in fancy white and blue outfit, on stilts, standing in front of VOLUTE sign and VOA Oklahoma staff


Volunteers of America Oklahoma hosted the first in-person VOLUTE on April 22 at the Cox Business Convention Center. Named for an architectural element that embodies a forward, upward trajectory creating momentum and propelling all people to higher ground, the gala featured entertainment from Ann-Janette and the Evolution, Inspyral Circus and The Get Down. Emcee Dave Davis, co-anchor of KOTV’s Six in the Morning, led the program activities, including a live auction with auctioneer Roger Skelly.

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