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    Edwin isn't embarrassed anymore about presenting himself to an employer

    This Labor Day, Edwin wanted to share a sincere sentiment with you because he is so grateful for your continued support. Although you have faced your own set of challenges, you have not given up on your neighbors in need.

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    VOA Emeritus Board Member Paul Esch is golfing for VOA families in the Capital Cup Tournament

    This September, Paul will be raising money to fill the funding gap between what the government provides, and what it actually costs to stabilize, heal and transition families to stable housing.

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    YOU sent 3,000 students to school prepared

    Over the past month, you raised funding to provide backpacks and school supplies to local students. Thank you for bringing so much joy and relief to students and families throughout Northern California and Northern Nevada.

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Who we are

We are more than a nonprofit organization. We are a ministry of service that includes nearly 400 paid, professional employees dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential.

  • 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