Volunteers of America Alaska is a ministry of service committed to reaching and uplifting the human spirit through quality services that build healthy lifestyles and create service opportunities for people of all ages. In light of this mission, we are called to these core values: RESPECT: We value the intrinsic worth of each individual and treat them with respect at all times. COMPASSION: We acknowledge the individual differences in people's histories, experiences, and situations, and honor them with compassion. INTEGRITY: We are committed to providing quality services while adhering to the highest professional and ethical standards. HOPE: We believe that individuals, when empowered, are capable of change and growth. STEWARDSHIP: We hold seriously the human and financial resources placed in our trust.
Volunteers of America is a nonprofit human service organization dedicated to the relief of human suffering and the advancement of social justice. It was founded in 1896 by Christian social reformers Ballington and Maud Booth in New York City. Today Volunteers of America is active in more than 220 communities throughout the United States, helping over one million people every year. Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest evaluator of charities, has awarded its top rating, 4 stars, to Volunteers of America for “successfully managing the finances of the organization in an efficient and effective manner.”
Locally, Volunteers of America Alaska has stood for compassionate and ethical service since 1981, when it began offering substance abuse treatment to adolescents at the ARCH residential treatment facility in Eagle River. Since then we have expanded to serve over 35,000 people statewide. We offer a wide array of services for young children, adolescents, families and the elderly.
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