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Since 1896, we have been dedicated to ending homelessness, serving the most vulnerable, and transforming our communities into safer, healthier places.

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  • Thank You for Supporting the BIG Day of Giving

    In 24 hours, you raised $21,185 for the most vulnerable in our community! There are many individuals and families struggling in our community, but because of you, they are given a helping hand to rebuild their life. Thank you for supporting programs and services that address the root causes of homelessness and end the cycle of poverty right here in our community.

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  • We Could Not Have Done It Without You!

    Thank you for supporting the children and families in need here in our community. Whether you gave your time, backpacks and supplies, or gifts of cash, you made Operation Backpack possible. Because of YOU, 8,583 at risk children will be walking into school prepared for success with a new backpack filled with the supplies they need.

  • Brightening Birthdays

    Volunteers of America Northern California and Northern Nevada is proud to bring excitement and fun of birthdays and family celebrations to children at our shelter programs through the Brightening Birthdays™ initiative. We hold birthday parties – complete with cake and presents – for children and families who have experienced homelessness. Those experiencing unstable housing issues so often miss out on the celebrations most American families experience together, especially birthdays, and Brightening Birthdays helps change that.

    Brighten a Birthday Today
  • 1,900

    Individuals and families sleep under a Volunteers of America roof each night in Northern California and Nevada