• Make the Holidays Special

    We provide shelter & housing to 1,900 men, women & children every night


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Our Goals

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

News & Features

  • 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.

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  • 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
  • Wonderland is Here!

    Wonderland brightens the holidays for thousands of Bay Area foster children every year with 10,000 Square Feet of Holiday Magic! Built just for foster children, but an experience treasured by all who enter! Wonderland is the grand result of a community coming together to support local foster children and make the holidays a joyous time.

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  • 1,900

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