Ask an Expert

Members of Volunteers of America Mid-States’s staff are experts in multiple subject areas, including the following:

  • Family homelessness and access to affordable housing
  • Community development
  • Services for individuals with developmental disabilities
  • HIV/AIDS infection trends, testing, education, and prevention
  • Veterans issues including homelessness, addiction, and mental illness
  • Re-integration of the formerly incarcerated into the community
  • Specialized housing for seniors and individuals with mental illness
  • Navigating the social services system
  • Addiction recovery treatment
  • Impact of economic crisis on the working poor
  • Issues impacting veterans, including homelessness and addiction
  • Needs of individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Direct support professional workforce
  • Professional development for social service professionals
  • Women's issues related to addiction and pregnancy

To request a speaker or arrange for an interview with an expert, contact Brittany Penny at (502) 636-4660 or