• Program Spotlight: X Street Navigation Center

    Providing Safety to Men and Women Experiencing Homelessness in Sacramento

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  • Brighter futures, because of you

    Read our Fall Stories of Hope Newsletter

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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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  • VOA Celebrates 125 Years!

    All year long, we will be celebrating our founding with Maud, our co-founder

    Celebrate with us!

News & Features

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    Dedicated to Helping Others: Meet Dave

    “After four years, I’m doing the same job that got me off the street.” Watch and be inspired by Dave’s journey from homelessness to independence, and now, paying it forward.

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    We Couldn’t Do It Without You

    As we close out this year, I wanted to take this opportunity to simply say thank you.

    Read Leo McFarland's full message
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    VOA Board Chair Q&A

    VOA's Board Chair, Nick Himphill, took to Reddit for an amazing Q&A session.

    Read the thread here!

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.

  • 3,508

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

  • 2,000+

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

  • 1,731

    Meals served daily

  • 275+

    Individuals returned to the workforce