Far too many Americans are spending the holiday season without a warm meal or a place to call home. Your #GivingTuesday donation to Volunteers of America Oregon will support the programs and provide the simple kindness they need to experience the magic of the holidays.
Black Friday, CyberMonday, Giving Tuesday. Save the Date! 12/01 is #GivingTuesday and we need your help. In fact, 17,000 people need your help. Donate to Volunteers of America Oregon---your gift will change lives and make a cold and empty holiday warm and bright for families in need.
VOAOR's Sundance Project for Advanced Stage Dementia
Sundowning: aggression, wandering, anxiety, depression, apathy, isolation. These and other challenging behaviors are some of the reasons family caregivers may decide to place a loved one with late-stage dementia in a long-term care setting. Adult day programs offset facility placement by supporting a family’s decision to live together as long as possible. In adult day programs, individuals with dementia benefit from social engagement, therapeutic activities and safe environments. In turn, caregivers benefit from much-needed respite. What happens when behaviors that accompany the later stages of dementia become so challenging that a person can no longer participate in adult day programs? Sundance, an innovative pilot at VOAOR's Lambert House Adult Day Center, offers a solution.
Couch Street Recovery Homes Open
VOAOR received three homes from Multnomah County to provide drug free, supportive housing to women leaving residential treatment programs. We have completed repairs and welcomed our first residents this month. Women and children find affordable housing, counseling, job training, and community for up to 24 months. Look for an article on these homes in our Fall Newsletter, due out in October.