Helping America's most vulnerable.

VOAnews Feb 2017 Sacramento Emergency Winter Shelters


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    MONTHLY PROGRAM Brightening Birthdays

    Help bring excitement and fun of birthdays and family celebrations to children at our shelter programs through the Brightening Birthdays™ initiative in the Greater Sacramento Area and Reno.

    Brighten a Birthday Today
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    DARE TO DREAM Foster Youth Scholarship

    Sponsor a scholarship, and enhance the academic journey for foster youth living in nine Bay Area counties. You can give them a path to expand their education and inspire them to believe they can achieve their dreams

    Support the dream
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    HONORING those that served

    Empowering Veterans through employment services, housing, training and counseling at our state-of-the-art Veterans Service Center in Rancho Cordova.

    Learn More

Our Goals

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

  • 1,900

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

  • 40

    Our professional staff currently operates more than 40 locally managed and delivered programs.

  • 98,086

    Meals have been served since opening Auburn Shelter in June 2015