Inspire: Summer/Fall 2016

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Inspire Volunteers of America Mid-States, Inc.

120 Years of Service

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Summer/Fall 2016

Innovative Partnerships Back to School

Real People. Real Challenges. Real Solutions.

A message from our President/CEO and Board Chair Dear Friend, This past March, Volunteers of America celebrated 120 years of service to individuals and families who need our help most. Since our establishment in 1896, we go wherever the need is greatest, a guiding principle instilled in Volunteers of America’s mission by our founders, Maud and Ballington Booth. By creating innovative programs, such as establishing the first nursery for working mothers in 1922, Volunteers of America has consistently focused on social reform that brings impactful change through our delivery of the highest quality services. Jennifer Hancock and Carl Williams.

As you will see in these pages, Volunteers of America is an organization that has never, and will never, shy away from our communities’ most complicated issues. Whether it is finding new, creative ways to reach individuals at risk of homelessness or HIV, or making it a priority to serve whole families through programs like Freedom House, our addiction recovery program for pregnant and parenting women, Volunteers of America is not afraid to break from the status quo to better serve those in need. Through our 39 distinct programs, we serve a five-state region, continuing our mission to go where the need is greatest. Now, more than ever, we must continue to be an innovative organization that adapts and grows as our communities’ needs change. With the growing heroin epidemic plaguing our service area, it is clear how important our work is to families battling addiction. To meet the increasing demand for addiction recovery and other clinical services in our region, Volunteers of America attained the Behavioral Health Services Organization (BHSO) designation this past May and we plan to begin providing outpatient services this fall. Our commitment to becoming a BHSO demonstrates our dedication to executing innovative and lasting solutions to grow Volunteers of America as the demand for our services increases. While we continue to innovate we will continue to honor our founders’ pledge to “go wherever we are needed, and do whatever comes to hand” to create positive change in the lives of individuals and families in our communities.


Carl L. Williams Board of Directors Chair

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Jennifer Hancock President/CEO

On the cover: Photos feature the children we have served then and now including the 1922 Free Day Nursery (inset) and the children who lived with or visited their mothers in our addiction recovery program. Read more about our addiction recovery programs on page 10. 2



Back to School: Find out how you can get involved


120 Years of Service: A timeline of innovation and positive change

Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky

Addiction Recovery Services Developmental Disability Services HIV Services Homeless and Housing Services

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Innovative Partnerships: Making a difference across our five-state region


Freedom House: Help mothers capture special moments

Veterans Services


Tennessee Golf Tournament: Supporters come together to raise money for Developmental Disability Services


Building Better Communities: Inaugural luncheon in Southern Indiana a success


Leadership: Commitment to our mission

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Back to School Make a difference for families and children. Our Back to School campaign helps us prepare the children we serve for success in these ways: • One-on-one tutoring and homework help in our Study Buddies Program • Learning resources including computers, books, games and educational toys • School supplies and uniforms

How you can help:

• Make a tax-deductible contribution in the postage-paid envelope found on page 3 or online at (select “Back to School” on the “Direct my gift” drop down menu) • Donate gift cards for uniforms and school supplies at budget-friendly stores • Volunteer or organize a collection drive

Visit for a list of donation drop-off locations, dates and times. Contact Donna Trabue at or (502) 636-4641 for more information.


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Most needed: New uniforms in all sizes Gift cards to budget friendly stores (Walmart, Target, etc.) Socks & underwear in all sizes Help a child get a good night’s sleep: Pajamas in all sizes Twin size sheets Twin size comforters / blankets Pillows and cases Other needed items: Backpacks School supplies (502) 636-4641

“Volunteers of America encouraged me to put school first so I can excel and never have to experience being homeless again. By supporting the Back to School campaign, you are helping students just like me who need your support so they can follow their dreams.” Marcus Stubbs Graduate of Louisville Family Housing Services and senior at Western Kentucky University Vol un t e e r s of A me r ic a Mid -Stat e s , Inc .




Volunteers of America is founded by social reformers Ballington and Maud Booth in New York and opens its first location in Louisville, bringing food, medicine and comfort to people in need.


Our Family Emergency Shelter opens in Louisville, making it the first program of its kind to invite the entire family to stay together while working towards selfsufficiency.


We open a new veterans program in East Tennessee, establishing ourselves as a service provider of choice for veterans and their families in Tennessee. By 2013, we are operating veteran services in more than 10 communities in five states. We also begin offering Developmental Disability Services in Memphis, Nashville and Murfreesboro, TN.




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We establish a presence in Nashville, TN by opening a home for homeless women and children.


Our Nashville services expand to include an industrial home teaching basic job skills to homeless individuals.


Lexington Family Housing Program opens as a multi-site, neighborhood-based transitional housing program, furthering our commitment to respond to family homelessness in Kentucky.


We acquire and continue existing Developmental Disability Services in Southern Indiana. Today, we support more than 50 individuals through our network of homes in Clark and Floyd counties, Indiana.


HIV Services expand with the opening of the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program in Louisville.


A free day-nursery for children of working mothers opens in Louisville, KY, the first of its kind in the nation.


Our Louisville office moves to the Shelby Park neighborhood at Preston and Fehr Streets. The new headquarters houses a day nursery, men’s lodge, emergency kitchen, relief department and an auditorium.


Our first residential addiction recovery program for men opens. Today, we are proud to offer a variety of addiction recovery services through six distinct programs in Louisville and Lexington.


The Veterans Transitional Treatment Program opens in Lexington.


The Kentucky headquarters office moves from Lytle Street to Goss Avenue in the Germantown neighborhood.


We acquire and continue services provided at an existing Developmental Disabilities program in Northern Kentucky. Today, we support more than 70 individuals through our Developmental Disability Services in Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties, Kentucky. Volunteers of America receives Council on Accreditation designation, which requires all 39 programs and all administrative departments to meet more than 300 service standards. We were reaccredited in 2015.

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Relief services for people in need extend to Lexington, KY.


We conduct our first Louisville fundraising drive, appealing to the public for help raising $150,000 to renovate our building at Fehr Street.


Our first addiction recovery program, Freedom House, for parenting and pregnant women and their families opens in Louisville thanks to the pioneering advocacy of Diane Hague and Patricia Cummings. Today, Freedom House remains the only program of its kind in Louisville, KY.



A Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Services for Veteran Families grant allows us to expand our veteran services programs to more than 20 counties in West Virginia and Southern Ohio with support from Volunteers of America Greater Ohio.

Kentucky Governor A.B. “Happy” Chandler enlists Volunteers of America to distribute food and supplies to impoverished areas of Eastern Kentucky.


Stop the Spread of HIV through Outreach and Prevention (S.T.O.P) opens in Louisville through a partnership with the Kentucky Department of Public Health, taking HIV prevention and education activities, including testing, out of healthcare settings and directly to the populations most at-risk.


After receiving a five-year Center for Disease Control and Prevention grant, Volunteers of America expands S.T.O.P. This expansion includes extending services to rural areas of Kentucky and parts of Southern Indiana.

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Halfway houses open in Lexington, Paducah and Ashland in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Mental Health, where residents work in our organization’s thrift stores.


Spanish Cove Senior Housing Community opens in Louisville as our first rent-assisted home for seniors in the region. Today, we operate five senior living communities in Kentucky and Tennessee.


Volunteers of America attains the Behavioral Health Services Organization (BHSO) designation. We plan to begin providing outpatient services this fall, expanding our reach to even more families.

Today, Volunteers of America continues to provide services to those who need help the most in our communities. We focus on being social service innovators as we work to help families and individuals who are facing some of life’s most complicated challenges. During 2016, we will serve more than 20,000 individuals across our fivestate service region. Vol un t e e r s of A me r ic a Mid -Stat e s , Inc .


University of Louisville Music Therapy Teachers from University of Louisville’s Music Therapy Program lead twice-weekly sessions at Freedom House, our residential addiction recovery program for pregnant and parenting women. The classes focus on using music to develop appropriate coping skills and as a method of stress reduction.

Kentucky Center for the Arts Our Southern Indiana Developmental Disability Services makes it a priority to ensure that every person who receives our services lives a fulfilled life by finding roles in their community that suit his or her interests. For David Price, the Kentucky Center for the Arts became the perfect fit after David and his staff identified his interest in the arts and his skill for welcoming patrons to the theater. This role also paved the path for David to begin a full-time job at Mark’s Feed Store, a local restaurant.

Juice Plus+ Juice Plus+, a whole food based nutrition drink, donated 1 million complete nutrition meals to Volunteers of America programs across the country. Residents in all of our programs and communities enjoy Juice Plus+ as a nutritional meal option across our service region.


Arts in Healing Since January of 2012, the Arts in Healing program has partnered with us to bring expressive art activities to individuals and families we serve through our Men’s Addiction Recovery programs, Louisville Family Housing Services and Freedom House program. This partnership helps us provide holistic services such as music, poetry and painting to those we serve. Residents have created permanent art pieces, produced performances and participated in many other artistic activities. Arts in Healing provides two hours every week to our men’s programs, including drumming, poetry writing, visual art and music; an hour and a half per week of visual arts at our Louisville Family Housing Services; and most recently, they started a visual arts program at Freedom House.



Walgreens Our HIV Services began a partnership with Walgreens in 2013 to expand outreach and testing services in the Louisville area. Through this program, we offer “Wellness Wednesdays” at strategic Walgreens store locations. The partnership expanded this spring to locations in Oldham and Bullitt Counties, Kentucky.

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Ohio Balance of State Continuum of Care Our Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program in Southern Ohio collaborates with the Ohio Balance of State Continuum of Care, which represents all 80 rural counties in Ohio, to ensure that the list of homeless veterans in our service area is consistently up-to-date and accurate. This relationship allows us to engage with other service providers and to identify every homeless veteran in the area and provide the assistance he or she needs.

In September of 2015, Volunteers of America Mid-States, Spalding University staff and interns and board member Patricia Cummings convened to form our first-ever Wellness Initiative Group. This three-year commitment involves formulating a strategic plan to create a culture shift around wellness in our workplace. Read more about Spalding on page 15.

The Art Institute of Nashville Last fall, digital filmmaking students at The Art Institute of Nashville partnered with Volunteers of America Mid-States’ Developmental Disabilities Services in Nashville to create a video. This partnership resulted in a real-life learning experience for the film students and a creative, professional video that our program can use for years to come. Additionally, Middle Tennessee Advisory Council member Dr. Gregory Chapman, The Art Institute of Tennessee President, arranged for culinary program students to provide catering services for our Tennessee Advisory Council meetings, free of charge.

PARTNERSHIPS Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness We were selected by Louisville Metro Government to join the Louisville Department of Public Health and Wellness (LDPHW) to help operate the Louisville Metro Syringe Exchange Program. Our team provides the in-the-field outreach portion of the program, while LDPHW provides the oversight, permanent locations and operations. Through the syringe exchange program, we are reducing the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C and guide individuals who inject drugs to professional, clinical treatment.

Veteran employer partners In Beckley, West Virginia, our Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program partners with local business owners to help veterans find jobs. Phillip Cox, owner of Veterans Contracting Enterprises, is a perfect example as he makes it a priority to hire our clients and provide a living wage. Cox is a combat veteran who understands the challenges veterans face when returning to civilian life.

This is a snapshot of just a few of our valued community partnerships that make the work we do possible. Without the support of these organizations,businesses and individuals, we could not reach the 20,000 individuals we support each year.

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Photography by CJ Views

Capturing the first special moments Mary, a young mother, made the decision to pursue

addiction recovery services and restart her life so she could be certain her children were in a healthy, loving and stable environment. She entered Freedom House in December, just 4 months before her baby was due. With an incredible tribe of women and teachers to provide her care, Cherish, Mary’s healthy baby, was born April 24 and started her life with all the elements of a healthy, safe and nurturing environment. But her mom was missing just one vital tool: a cell phone. A common practice in addiction recovery programs is the prohibition of cell phones to ensure residents have a safe and focused treatment plan. Mothers who choose Freedom House also agree to this common rule as one step on the journey of recovery. As our society becomes more reliant on smart phones for so much more than calls and actual cameras become a thing of the past, we have identified a new ‘focus’ to the list of needs for our Freedom House moms. We need cameras to capture the special moments! Mothers at Freedom House, like all new moms, want to capture every day moments and special milestones with their children and infants like Cherish who deserve to have their healthy starts in life snapped and savored. To donate a camera in honor of baby Cherish please contact Donna Trabue at (502) 636-4641 or This thoughtful gift will be enjoyed for a lifetime.

Donate or organize a collection of the following items: • • • • •

Digital cameras Disposable cameras Baby books Scrapbooks and supplies Gift cards to budget friendly stores (Walmart, Target, etc.)

Contact Donna Trabue at (502) 636-4641 or for more information.



2016 Celebrity Golf Tournament participants.

Celebrity Golf Tournament benefits Developmental Disability services in Tennessee Volunteers of America hosted its annual

Celebrity Golf Tournament in Nashville, June 5-6, 2016. The signature fundraising event for our Developmental Disabilities Services in Tennessee featured guest speaker Johnny Majors, former University of Tennessee football coach, as well as other local celebrity guests.

A hallmark of the golf tournament, which celebrated its seventh year this June, is the friendly competition that takes place between the football greats from the University of Alabama and University of Tennessee and other local celebrity guests. In addition to Johnny Majors, this year’s tournament included the University of Alabama’s Preston Dial, Jim Bob Harris and Reggie Grimes, and the University of Tennessee’s Ed Butler, Chester Ford and George Kidd.

On Sunday, June 5, the opening reception at the Holiday Inn Nashville Airport Hotel kicked off the festivities, including a celebrity autograph session and “Dinner of Champions” with silent and live auctions “I so look forward, every year, to spending time with Volunteers of America and the good and entertainment provided by Brent Sibley people they support. It’s a great organization. & Friends. On Monday morning, June 6, the And I always enjoy my time with them,” said tournament teed off at the Hermitage Golf Jim Bob Harris, former University of Alabama Course in Old Hickory, Tennessee. Presenting All American defensive back. “But it’s the sponsors of this year’s tournament included Nissan and Holiday Inn Nashville Airport people that really make it special. Helping folks that may not be able to make it on their Hotel. Many businesses were among our own…and I appreciate being a part of their other generous sponsors. lives.”

Nashville-area celebrity participants included WSMV Channel 4 Sportscaster Joe Dubin, former NFL players Dexter McCleon and Ronald McKinnon and three-time Olympian Mark Everett. The tournament featured six-person teams competing in a best-ball format. All proceeds from the tournament support the adults with physical and developmental disabilities served by our Developmental Disability Services team.

To get involved with next year’s Celebrity Golf Tournament contact Randy Brothers at 615-885-2552, ext: 125 or Volunteers of America’s Developmental Disabilities Services serves more than 193 individuals through a network of supportive living and medical homes across Middle and Western Tennessee, Northern Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Volunteers of America’s staff of direct support professionals provide residents with around-the-clock care, medical care supervision, life skills support, transportation and the opportunity to engage in local events and activities. Vol un t e e r s of A me r ic a Mid -Stat e s , Inc .


Inaugural Building Better Communities Luncheon

Nearly 200 guests joined us in Jeffersonville, IN for our inaugural Building Better Communities

Luncheon on March 2 to hear about the successes of people we have served and our future plans for serving veterans and individuals in the community facing the challenges of homelessness, addiction, HIV and developmental disabilities. Because of the support of our generous guests and sponsors, we are now poised and ready to serve even more individuals and families in Southern Indiana.

Judy Calloway shared her success story at our inaugural Building Better Communities Luncheon.

U.S. Army veteran Judy Calloway shared her moving story of overcoming homelessness. Volunteers of America provided Judy and her son with housing and supportive services to help them re-stabilize and return to their own affordable housing. Judy stated, “my story and life circumstances are unique, but the challenges that I faced as a veteran are unfortunately not unique. There are hundreds of veterans right here in Southern Indiana and across the bridge in Louisville that are not making ends meet.” Jennifer Hancock, President and CEO, expressed to guests that our work of providing HIV Services, housing and re-stabilization services to veterans and their families and support services for adults with developmental disabilities in Southern Indiana are critical.

Tiffany Cole Hall, Vice President of Program Services, Northern & Southern Regions, spoke to guests about the importance of working together to build a better community through Volunteers of America’s programs and services. 12


“We step forward to build an even better community for all of the 300 people we served here last year who, without our support, would not be thriving and living healthy, engaged lives like they are today.” Jennifer said. “The families and individuals we serve at Volunteers of America need us. There are still many out there in our community we have yet to reach that need us. My family needs us. Your family may need us too. We are in this together. Let’s build an even better community.”

Mark Maxwell, of the Louisville Crashers and Maxwell’s House of Music, provided the musical Moment for Mission at the luncheon and is pictured here with friend Judy Atkins (left), who we support in our Developmental Disability Services Program.

Bruce Holland (pictured, center) owner of Videotech Computer Services in New Albany and the father of James Holland who we support in our Developmental Disability Services Program, invited guests to personally invest in Volunteers of America. “When I think about today’s theme, ‘Building Better Communities,’ I am called to act. And I am here to ask you to join me.” Bruce continued, “Volunteers of America knows they cannot do this work alone. It is going to take the entire community to build a better place for James, Judy and the thousands of people impacted by HIV, addiction and homelessness. And it is going to take each and every one of us to make a difference.”

Greg Siegrist, Senior Vice President, Forcht Bank and Carl Williams, Chairman of Volunteers of America Board of Directors. Greg sponsored the inaugural Building Better Communities Luncheon. Farrah Ferriell, Senior Director of Development and Norma Reynolds, a volunteer, sister of resident David Price and advocate .

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LEADERSHIP Board of Directors Chair, Carl Williams, PSST, LLC Vice Chair, David Fennell, Retired, PNC Bank Treasurer, Karen Dunaway, CPA, PLLC Secretary, Chris Conliffe, Conliffe & Hickey, LLC Member at Large, Chris Ward, DMLO Certified Public Accountants Jennifer Hancock, President/CEO, Volunteers of America Mid-States Past Chair, Lisa DeJaco, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs, LLC

Board members L. Srinivasan, Todd Kennedy and Board Chair Carl Williams at our annual donor appreciation and volunteer of the year event. Executive Leadership Jennifer Hancock, President/CEO Tiffany Cole Hall, Vice President of Program Services, Northern and Southern Regions Rita Finnie, Associate Vice President of Program Services, Southern Region Tom George, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Melissa Johnson, Vice President of External Relations Jonathan Kuehl, Vice President of Operations and Regional Services Jennifer McMinn, Vice President of Program Services, Central Region Teresa Roberts, Vice President of Human Resources Editorial/creative Farrah Ferriell, Senior Director of Development Claire Sheehan, Director of Marketing Jill Miller, Communications Coordinator

Volunteers of America Mid-States serving Kentucky, Tennessee, Southern Indiana, West Virginia and Southern Ohio creates positive change in the lives of individuals and communities through a ministry of service. Volunteers of America Mid-States, a fully accredited charity, meets or exceeds all 20 of the Better Business Bureau’s Standards for Charity Accountability. 86 cents of every dollar we raise supports community services for people in need.



Tyson Adams, Computershare Taylor Amerman, Brown-Forman Will Barry, JPMorgan Chase Judge McKay Chauvin, Jefferson County Circuit Court Patricia Cummings, Consultant Dr. Scott Duncan, University of Louisville Dr. Kelli Dunn, University of Louisville Barbara Ford, Barbara J. Ford, LLC Keeta Fox, Papa John’s International Dustin L. Howard, Attorney Sharon Johnson, LG&E and KU Todd Kennedy, Brown-Forman Jeremy LaMontagne, ZirMed Medical Solutions Melanie McCoy, Frost Brown Todd George McMinn, Messer Construction Mark Mitchen, UPS James Nelson, Norton Healthcare Dickie Oliver, Restaurant Supply Chain Solutions, LLC Judie Parks, Berkshire Hathaway Parks & Weisberg Paula Purifoy, Metropolitan Sewer District Cindy Read, Kentuckiana Works Christie Spencer, Passport Health Plan L. Srinivasan, GE Appliances Paulette Turner, Walgreens Michelle Wells, Yum! Brands President’s Advisory Council Pamela E. Barry, PNC Wealth Management Al Cornish, Norton Healthcare J. David Flanery, Retired Daniel Hall, University of Louisville Richard Hallman, UPS Airlines Donald Kelly, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP Ken Middleton, Retired Jack D. Sweeney, Retired Board Counsel Michael Lannon, Weber & Rose, PSC

Bluegrass Advisory Council Andrew Beck, CirrusMio, Inc. Vanessa Cayson, Americorp Vista Judy Craft, Milestone Realty Teresa Isaac, Lexington Fair Housing Council Paula Johnson, LexisNexis Connie Morgan, MSN, RN, Retired Kathy Plomin, United Way of the Bluegrass, Past President Bruce Simpson, Stoll Keenan Ogden, PLLC Middle Tennessee Advisory Council Tara Bloom, Senior Home Health Care LuAnn Brent, Retired Leighton Bush, Bush Insurance Dr. Gregory Chapman, President Art Institute Shelly Cole, Del Mar Medical, Manor Health Terry Crotzer, Media Publications of Nashville Melyssa Evans, Indoff Commercial Interiors Jenny Harris, F&M Bank Mary Hart, Retired Educator Stacey Horner, Summit Medical Center Peggy Johnson, P. S. Business Services, Inc. Sharon Kipp, Team Kipp Realtors Joan LaGrasse, Imagen, Inc. William E. McDonald, CedarStone Bank Janelle Means, Educator Dr. Kalai Mugilan, Argosy University Dr. Stanley Murphy, EdD, Argosy University Paul Presson, Musgrove Partnership Amanda Stewart, HCA Healthcare Dr. Faye Taylor, Argosy University Debbie Trombley, It Works! Dr. Roger Widmer, Argosy University Lyn Williams, Comcast West Tennessee Advisory Council David Benson, New Breed Lisa Cain, CSS Connects Phil Conner, Conner Realty & Construction Ronda Curry, Ronda’s Beverages Patricia Edmiston, The Arc Tennessee Scott Few, Christian Brothers Automotive Dr. Sheena Hanserd, Stand for Children Cynthia King, Christian Koncepts Stephanie Norwood, Studio Norwood Photography Shelia Shelton, Conservator/Parent Holly Wagner, SpinGym Kim Weaver, Renasant Bank

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT Spalding University named Community Partner of the Year In September of 2015, Volunteers of America Mid-States team members, Spalding University staff and interns and board member Patricia Cummings formed our first-ever Wellness Initiative Group, or “WIG”, as it is called among initiative group members and throughout our organization. Spalding professor and WIG member, Erlene Grise Owen, Ed.D., describes a wellness initiative as a systemic approach that promotes the health of the organization and well-being of employees. It involves attention to agency policies and practices, organizational culture, team functioning and staff self-care. In turn, this approach promotes high quality services. Laura Escobar-Ratliff, Donia Addison, Midaya Marshall and Erlene Grise-Owens. The goal of the Wellness Initiative is to provide resources and strategies for a sustainable culture of wellness at Volunteers of America Mid-States. Research shows that a focus on staff wellness positively impacts workplace productivity and performance and increases job satisfaction. The Wellness Initiative Group created a strategic plan to develop and implement an ongoing initiative to improve employee wellness and self-care. Because of Spalding’s devotion and commitment to this initiative, we named the university our 2016 Community Partner of the Year. The leadership and expertise provided by Spalding’s faculty and students allowed us to collect information to ensure that all employees’ ideas about wellness were heard. We have implemented two organization-wide self-care days each year and are offering self-care trainings across our service area. We look forward to the initiative’s positive impact upon our organization’s self-care culture and upon our delivery of services to the 20,000 individuals we support.

take a journey with us

Join us for an upcoming Real³ Journey, a one-hour engaging tour that demonstrates how we help real people facing real challenges to find real and lasting solutions.

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY: ​ • Tuesday, August 16, 9 - 10 a.m. at Shelby Street Clinical Campus (1436 S. Shelby Street, Louisville, KY 40217) • Tuesday, August 30, 5 - 6 p.m. at Shelby Street Clinical Campus (1436 S. Shelby Street, Louisville, KY 40217) • Tuesday, September 6, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at Louisville Family Housing Services Campus (1321 S. Preston Street, Louisville, KY 40208 - Enter on East Ormsby Avenue) To RSVP or to schedule Real³ Journey for a group, a contact David Beach at (502) 636-4660 or

SOUTHERN INDIANA: • Wednesday, August 24, 5 - 6 p.m. at 2676 Charlestown Rd # 3, New Albany, IN 47150 • Wednesday, September 20, 9 - 10 a.m. at 2676 Charlestown Rd # 3, New Albany, IN 47150 To RSVP or to schedule Real³ Journey for a group, a contact David Beach at (502) 636-4660 or

MIDDLE TENNESSEE: • Tuesday, September 20, 2 - 3 p.m. at 209 Claudia Drive, Old Hickory, TN 37138 • Tuesday, October 18, 2 - 3 p.m. at 209 Claudia Drive, Old Hickory, TN 37138 To RSVP or to schedule Real³ Journey for a group, a contact Randy Brothers at (615) 885-2552, ext. 125 or

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We also provide private tours! Contact David Beach at for more information. Vol un t e e r s of A me r ic a Mid -Stat e s , Inc .


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Donating with Volunteers of America is: • 100% tax-deductible • Fast, easy and convenient • Free – we’ll tow the vehicle at no charge

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