• Program Spotlight: X Street Navigation Center

    Providing Safety to Men and Women Experiencing Homelessness in Sacramento

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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

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News & Features

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    A New Path to Purpose: The X St. Navigation Center

    This new center was made possible by innovative partnerships with the City of Sacramento, the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, and Kaiser Permanente. Together, we’re maximizing the impact on our community and moving people from homelessness to independence with love and dignity.

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    Providing Equitable Access at the Resource Center

    Experiencing homelessness comes with more challenges than many of us may realize. Living without a permanent address can make it difficult to get a valid identification, which allows for someone to apply for a job.

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    Healing the Whole Person

    Raymond’s life was unraveling. He was living on the streets, deep into addiction, and couldn’t see a way out. His friend was in VOA’s Open Arms, a program for those struggling with HIV/AIDS diagnoses, and reached out to Raymond.

    Read Raymond'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.

  • 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