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Expanding to help those in need: VOA breaks ground on Freedom House expansion

“Today marks a monumental step forward in our collective efforts to combat substance use disorder and rebuild lives. With this multimillion-dollar expansion, I am proud to be a part of what strengthens the foundation of Volunteers of America and what Freedom House provides. This place means tangible hope for individuals battling addiction, especially pregnant women or women with young children,” Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers On Friday, April 19, Volunteers of America Mid-States (VOA) broke ground on the expansion of their nationally recognized recovery program for pregnant and parenting women in Clay County, Kentucky. For more than four years, VOA’s…

Four years of life-changing recovery services for Clay County mothers

“They give you the tools to not just get sober while you’re there, but to sustain sobriety when you leave there.” Freedom House Alumna and Recovery Support Technician Sandy Moore In March of 2020, a nationally recognized recovery program opened its doors in Burning Springs, Kentucky. Since then, more than 400 women have gone through the program and worked to break the cycle of addiction in their families and in their community. More than three decades ago, VOA Mid-States launched the Freedom House program in Louisville, Kentucky, to support pregnant and parenting women overcoming substance use disorder. Through an evidence-based…

VOA Recovery Reintegration Program helps father return to the workforce

“They gave me an opportunity to do better. Without them, I wouldn’t be driving a truck,” Tyler said. “Anybody should try and take this route when they get out.” “I knew there was a program that could help, but I didn’t know there was someone who would help every step of the way,” said Tyler Mehler, VOA Recovery Reintegration graduate. After being released from prison in 2023, 31-year-old London, KY native, Tyler, was looking for a fresh start—a second chance at a healthy life with a stable job to support his six-year-old daughter, Aria. But he didn’t know where to…

Salute to Veterans Dinner

Join us Saturday, April 6, 2024: Salute to Veterans Dinner Bridgewater Place 205 Bridgewater Road Knoxville, TN 37923 Guest Speaker: Captain (Retired) William A. Robinson, US Airforce Prisoner of War Dinner Emcee: Hallerin Hilton Hill, radio host Entertainment: Emily Wyrick, singer / songwriter Our Salute to Veterans Dinner is a celebration of VOA’s commitment to delivering real results to those who have served in east Tennessee. Become a Sponsor today Reach out to Randy Brothers at or 615-885-2552 ext. 6125

15th Annual Tennessee Weekend of Champions

Four-time Super Bowl champion and former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Terry Bradshaw will join VOA on Sunday, June 2, at our Champions Dinner at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. On Monday, June 3 our Golf Tournament will take place at The Hermitage Golf Course with a morning and afternoon tee time. Sponsorships are still available – make plans to participate in our largest fundraising event! Sunday, June 2: Dinner of Champions VIP Autographs with Terry Bradshaw 5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Mix n’ Mingle | 5:00 – 5:45 p.m. Selfie station, mobile auction, meet former players Entertainment by…

Power of 1 Breakfast 2024

Become a sponsor today! Power of 1 Community Sponsorship Opportunities Join more than 1,000 business and community leaders at this annual, free fundraising event for Volunteers of America Mid-States. Whether you make a long-term investment in our mission or participate in the exclusive Power of 1 Community Sponsorship, you can help us change lives every day. Real Solutions $10,000 Real Challenges $5,000 Real People $2,500 Sponsorship levels are available for five-year pledges. For more information, reach out to our Senior Director of Fund Development and Community Engagement, Dave Bell at (502) 636-4633 or

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