First and foremost, thank you for the support of Dominican Volunteers these past many years. Know that your prayers and actions have been invaluable in making this program a success.
As a valued member of the DVUSA community we want you to know: at the end of July 2022, DVUSA will be closing its doors on an illustrious 20-year history.
While this decision may come as a shock to many of you, know that it was made after much prayer and discernment by countless members of the Dominican Volunteer family. The financial reality, as well as the uniqueness of our program, including living in community with vowed Dominicans, has become more and more difficult to sustain. The pandemic has only accelerated this reckoning, and this is not the only difficult decision that Dominican congregations and organizations have had to make this year.
Although we are sad at DVUSA’s closing, we (and we hope YOU) are proud of the impact.
This program has had on people’s lives. The Dominican charism lives on in each and every one of us, and our mission is to carry on the Gospel and to continue to preach what the program has taught us, with our lives.
You will hear more from us in the coming months, as we celebrate all that DVUSA is, was, and will be. When the time comes, we hope you will join us in honoring DVUSA and the ways it has shaped us.
P.S. – Remember Dominican Volunteers USA currently has volunteers serving in California, New York, and Michigan through next summer. Please continue to pray and support these volunteers!