• YOU can help every kid succeed in school!

    Operation Backpack 2022 is underway

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  • Program Spotlight: Reno Works

    Offer individuals experiencing homelessness a way to recover by addressing employment

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  • See This Year’s Annual Report!

    Together, we made an impact during 2020--and we wanted to share with you!

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News & Features

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    Wishing the Best to Pat Cashell!

    After almost 10 years of serving as the Regional Director for VOA Northern Nevada, Pat Cashell is moving toward his next great adventure.

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    A Story of Resilience: Meet Melanie

    When Melanie and her husband Cary walked into the shelter at VOA, they had no idea how their lives would never be the same.

    Read Melanie's Full Story
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    "For the first time in a while, I feel good."

    Xavier had a good life: he was working, had a house, and life was going on as normal. Unfortunately, a brain cyst and subsequent surgery found him homeless

    Read Xavier's Full Story

Who we are

Founded locally in 1911, the Northern California & Northern Nevada affiliate of Volunteers of America is one of the largest providers of social services in the region. We provide shelter and housing to over 3,000 men, women, and children every night.

  • 7,533

    Total guests housed or safely sheltered annually

  • 4,500

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

  • 1,580

    Meals served daily

  • 14

    Foster youth received scholarships to attend college