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    Reno Holiday Showcase

    Our Holiday Showcase is on Friday, December 21st at 6pm! Join us for a night of fun with performances from the children in our family shelter. The show is FREE & OPEN TO ALL! We would love to see you there!

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    VOA Share the Warmth campaign in support of those in need this winter.

    Let's come together as a community to help 500 of our homeless Sacramento neighbors by reaching our $6,000 goal! Just $36 will provide three individuals with a heavy duty poncho, warm gloves, a hat, and thick socks to keep a neighbor in need warm and dry this winter season. Your gift will go directly to help those at the Sacramento Triage Shelter, North 5th Street Shelter, and A Street Shelter. #lovethyneighbor #helpinghomeless

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    Everyday Grace Newsletter

    We hope you enjoy our "EVERYDAY GRACE" quarterly newsletter. Inside you will find inspiring stories of those that are building bright futures in your community! You can help create more of these success stories by making a gift today!


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.

  • 98,086

    Meals have been served since opening Auburn Shelter in June 2015

  • 674

    Individuals are now employed because of our Employement Services program