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Supervisors OK Settlement with Volunteers of America After Questionable Audit



The county Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved transferring two vacant buildings in National City from the local chapter of Volunteers of America as part of a settlement, after an audit found unverified spending from that organization.

Supervisors also approved $227,000 to purchase the buildings located on 2131 and 2325 E. Seventh St., and over $1.1 million for renovations. The county plans to use the buildings for substance abuse treatment. The VOA chapter previously operated a 120-bed alcohol and drug treatment facility at the two properties.

The Volunteers of America Southwest California chapter had contracted with the county to provide various behavioral health services, including adult residential substance use treatment and withdrawal management.

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