Assistance with Basic Needs

Helping individuals and families in their time of need

Volunteers of America helps individuals and families overcome personal challenges to lead productive, healthy lives.

Our approaches to intervention, rehabilitation and prevention work together to ensure that people in crisis don't stay that way. During personal hardships and emergencies, Volunteers of America addresses immediate needs, offers long-term support when necessary and educates with prevention outreach programs.

"They helped us with everything: transportation, finding a church. Our house is in a peaceful and safe area. They helped us get furniture, clothes and food. They donated a vehicle to us. They are getting us back to where we were."

Hurricane Katrina evacuees who were temporarily relocated to Denver.


Volunteers of America has a long history of providing basic needs such as food and clothing. Food pantries and assistance with work and interview clothes can be found across the nation in various Volunteers of America programs.

To see if any of our local offices offer assistance with basic needs services in your area, use our zip code search to find an office near you.