Your past support of VOA Oregon is greatly appreciated. Without you, we would not have been able to improve the lives of 17,000 families last year by giving them the tools to reach their full potential. "Being able to attend is one of the few ways left to him to feel connected to other people. Sundance is a big part of enriching his last days." -Tobia, wife of Sundance Program client. "I found the (Family) Relief Nursery at just the right time. I had no support and was raising four boys alone. My youngest, Manuel, is now more verbal and learned more English." -Manuel's mother. "Muchas Gracias, eres un angel que Dios te bendiga, sin tu ayuda no se queariamos. Gracias." Client of VOA Oregon's Home Free Domestic Violence support program. With your help in 2016, VOA Oregon can continue building strong communities. Won't you join us? Together, we will change lives by promoting self-determination, building strong communities and standing for social justice. Click on the link below to donate today. Happy New Year! Kay Toran CEO VOA Oregon
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.
Read about our services in the Multnomah County Newsletter
VOA Oregon's Latino Home-based recovery program received a great write up in the Multnomah County Addiction Services newletter, January/February 2016 edition. "Volunteers of America Oregon has long shown a dedication to providing programming sensitive to the unique cultures of those they serve. One such program is Adelante, a Latino-specific bilingual program which offers substance use and gambling treatment, alongside naturopathic wellness services..."