Mentors change lives one child at a time

Every child needs a cheerleader. Dr. Rosario Riel-Romero, a pediatric neurologist, said her years of practice confirmed that statement. So about 18 months ago, she did something about it. She became a mentor. “I enjoy working with him and I like to think he enjoys...

Teen Outreach Program kicks off Aug. 20

The Teen Outreach Program® participants laughed and teased each other as if they had grown up together. Six weeks ago they were strangers, prepared to be bored at the sessions of Volunteers of America’s new teen development initiative. But they were pleasantly...

Author hopes to share inspiration

“Earth’s crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God, but only those who see take off their shoes.” With this quote from Elizabeth Barrett Browning, local author Anne Wilson begins her story of developing an awareness of God. Her latest book, “Take off...

Locals called to contribute to cancer research

Volunteers of America of North Louisiana is proud to partner with the American Cancer Society in a study that has the potential to change the face of cancer for future generations. The American Cancer Society’s Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) will give scientists a...