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“A deep sense of love and belonging is an irresistible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function like we were meant to.”

Brene Brown, a specialist in social connection, author, and professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work

When donors pay for volunteer services, that money is donated to their chosen, participating VIA nonprofit.