• Give every child HOPE

    By supporting Operation Backpack you help local students be prepared and get excited for school

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  • Shelter from the Storm

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  • COVID-19: We're in this together

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  • Your support changes lives

    VIEW HOW YOU TRANSFORM LIVES IN THE SPRING 2020 NEWSLETTER

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News & Features

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    Statement of Commitment to Justice

    Volunteers of America condemns the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, a community where our organization has long provided services to those most affected by the inequities in society. But what’s happening now in our country is about much more than a single incident.

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    Kimberly and her family got off the river and into housing

    Battling poverty and addiction for several years, Kim and her son lived in a tent along the American River. Last year, she found her way to VOA's Family Shelter. Kim's path out of homelessness wasn't an easy one, but with your support - she did it.

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    A few words from Volunteers of America's CEO

    During the 30 minute Q&A Leo discussed how VOA is responding to the challenges we've experienced during the COVID-19 health crisis, offered updates on VOA services and shared wonderful stories from various programs.

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Who we are

We are more than a nonprofit organization. We are a ministry of service that includes nearly 400 paid, professional employees dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.

  • 10,088

    At-risk children and teens went back to school with a new backpack and school supplies from Operation Backpack

  • 1,900

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

  • 52

    Our professional staff currently operates 52 programs from Santa Cruz, CA to Sparks, NV.

  • 674

    Individuals are now employed because of our Employement Services program