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This paper describes the clients of Volunteers of America (VOA) as including at risk youths, former prisoners, the elderly, the homeless and recovering addicts who receive services including help for housing, mental health, long-term care and veterans' issues. VOA looks at the person as a whole instead of the issues at hand; thereby, the author relates, its objectives focus on the ongoing needs with the goal of enabling a client to be as self-reliant as possible. The paper concludes that the agency's performance demonstrates that VOA has continued realistic goals combined with continued realistic objectives.
From the Paper:"In any recovery process a roadmap is needed. Dealing with alcoholism or drug addiction is never easy. It is more difficult when one is also struggling with mental health issues. Both the addiction and mental health issue have their own uniqueness. With a co-occurring disorder, one may experience different symptoms that may interfere with the ability to handle life's stressors, relate to other, and the ability to function. With the services and support provided by Volunteers of America (VOA), the result of success is measured in the positive changes made in the lives of individuals and communities served.
"The goals and objectives with the mental illness and substance abuse program at VOA are highly thought out, planned, and with purpose. Each goal set allows the client and organization to receive feedback on the progress made or lack of and what steps need to be taken to be able to be back on track. A time frame is also set with the intention of providing motivation to remain focused on the end result of being able to live as a self-reliant, respected individual in the community."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Manisha. (2009). Difference between Similar Terms and Objects. Difference between Goals and Objectives. Retrieved from http://www.differencebetween.net/business/difference-between-goals-and-objectives/
- Volunteers of America. (2011). Volunteers of America. About Us. Retrieved from http://www.voa.org/About-Us
Cite this Analytical Essay:
Goals of Volunteers of America (VOA) (2012, February 26) Retrieved September 24, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/goals-of-volunteers-of-america-voa-150496/
"Goals of Volunteers of America (VOA)" 26 February 2012. Web. 24 September. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/goals-of-volunteers-of-america-voa-150496/>