Mothers, babies need your support on the road to Freedom House

During the past year, many enthusiastic donors, volunteers and community partners have been traveling the road to a new and expanded Freedom House, Volunteers of America's long-term residential treatment program for pregnant and parenting women working to overcome addiction.

We are just past the halfway point in our Capital Campaign efforts to raise six million dollars for expansion of Volunteers of America's addiction recovery services. This campaign will allow us to double the capacity of Freedom House and initiate VOA Recovery, our comprehensive addiction recovery services for all individuals and families.


We have finalized our expansion and renovation plans for the new facility located at 1025 South Second Street. Our plans include a renovation of approximately 8,400 square feet in the facility and a 3,200 square-foot addition. This state-of-the-art facility will allow mothers and their children to live together while receiving intensive, evidence-based addiction recovery services. VOA Recovery will also serve all individuals and families with expanded outpatient, residential, family therapy and after-care services.

We celebrated our progress toward Freedom House and VOA Recovery with a special groundbreaking ceremony on April 13 at our Second Street location. We were honored to welcome supporters and speakers including Congressman John Yarmuth, Kosair Charities Board of Directors Chairman Jerry Ward, PNC Bank President Chuck Denny, Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary John Tilley and Louisville Metro Chief of Community Building Yvette Gentry. We were also pleased to be joined by Freedom House graduate Amy Kalber. Click here to see a video from our groundbreaking celebration.

We are also grateful for the corporations and community partners who have already joined us as supporters on this path: Kosair Charities, James Graham Brown Foundation, Brown-Forman, Ogle Foundation, Gheens Foundation, PNC Foundation, Lift a Life Foundation, Humana Foundation, LG&E and KU Foundation. We also want to thank Volunteers of America Mid-States Board of Directors and individual donors. As we begin the next phase of our fundraising campaign, we are excited by the continued support from individual and corporate donors for this project.

Volunteers of America is absolutely committed to helping every neighborhood in Louisville overcome our ongoing addiction crisis. We know the services made possible through this capital campaign will make a difference for our friends, neighbors and loved ones who are struggling with addiction. We thank all of our partners for their support, and invite you to become part of the solution as well. Please visit to learn how you can help.