help children in need be prepared for the school year!

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    Help Support the Homeless During the Summer Heat

    Summer is here and the temperatures are on the rise. Just $20 will provide three individuals with sunscreen, SPF 15 lip balm, and a refillable water bottle to keep cool this summer.

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    14 Former Foster Youth Awarded VOA Scholarship

    We are happy to announce VOA's Dare to Dream Scholarship program has awarded funds to 14 youth headed for college.

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    We Invite You to Support Us Through Birdies for Charity

    During the Barracuda tournament, you can pledge a dollar amount for every birdie made and we will receive 110% of every penny raised for VOA.

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SPOTLIGHT - MORAL INJURY is a relatively recent term used to describe the internal suffering that results from doing something against your moral code. Many are veterans, but those facing other crisis are also affected.


Who we are

We are more than a nonprofit organization. We are a ministry of service that includes nearly 16,000 paid, professional employees dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. We have all "volunteered" to answer the call to serve.

  • 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