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    VOA & Front Street provide shelter for homeless and their pets.

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News & Features

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    New 40-Bed Transitional Housing Program for Veterans

    Volunteers of America Northern California and Northern Nevada launched a 40-bed transitional housing and employment services program for veterans experiencing homelessness in Sacramento County.

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    Why making connections is essential to the homeless community’s healing process

    The Sacramento Bee featured an op/ed from our very own Division Director of Shelter Services, David Silveira. David writes to emphasize the importance of community in the healing process to those struggling on their path to healing and reintegration into our society. Read the full piece below.

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    Check-In at Jamba Juice

    Our fundraiser with Jamba Juice is still happening! Head to any of the participating Jamba Juice's and publicly check-in on Facebook and they will provide a fruit and yogurt breakfast to the children in our shelters!

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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. In essence it is a wound to the conscience.


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