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Stories

  • June 24, 2016

    Alfred

    Permanent Supportive Housing

    Alfred did not always feel so blessed.

  • June 24, 2016

    Mary

    Payee Services

    Payee Services client, Mary, shares her story with Volunteers of America Oklahoma and how she got to a place where she had to ask for help before it was too late.

  • August 21, 2015

    Michael & Karen's Story

    Payee Services

    Michael & Karen needed help to keep their finances in order and Volunteers of America Oklahoma Payee Services was here to help.

  • June 10, 2015

    Zack & Molly

    Special Olympics

    Zack, a client of Volunteers of America Oklahoma, has been participating in Special Olympics for 21 years and he loves it!

  • June 9, 2015

    Thomas

    Permanent Supportive Housing

    Thomas has lived in many different places, his parent’s home, military barracks, his own family home, and in his car.

  • March 1, 2015

    Jesse's Story

    With help Jesse took charge of her life.

    Jesse was in a world of addiction for nine years, as a result, Jesse found herself homeless and hopeless. She says “I suffered every day”. In 2007, Jesse was arrested and went into the Community Sentencing Program in Tulsa County. She was released from jail on a Pretrial Release bond through Tulsa County Court Services. She was only 34 years.

  • February 3, 2015

    Derayl

    Permanent Supportive Housing

    Before finding his way to Volunteers of America Oklahoma Derayl had given up on himself. “I was mad, sad and didn’t want to keep living. I was on the path of nothing but trying to hurt myself.” Until he found Volunteers of America Oklahoma. “They didn’t see my record, they didn’t see my hurt, they didn’t see my disappointments, they just saw Derayl, a person that needed a chance – a change.”

  • February 4, 2013

    Natalie's Goals

    This Is Why We Do What We Do

    Natalie is very driven person, striving to live a full and prosperous life. Natalie has two goals for her life, the first is to support herself with a full-time job. As difficult as this can be for many people, Natalie also has the challenge of overcoming the stereotype some people have with hiring individuals with a developmental disability.