Volunteers of America works to prevent and end homelessness through a range of support services including eviction prevention, emergency services, and permanent affordable housing. Once we engage homeless individuals, including youth and families with children, we stay with them for as long as it takes to return them to self-sufficiency.
For the people we support, a home is far more than shelter.
Throughout northern California and northern Nevada, Volunteers of America offers affordable housing for low-income seniors and families. In addition to stable housing, residents have access to a variety of other community resources, helping these individuals and families lead lives that are as self-sufficient as possible.
Crisis Response Housing
Breaking the cycle of homelessness isn't a quick fix. In an effort to reach out to those living on the streets, and reintroduce the concepts of caring, concern and hope, Volunteers of America operates emergency shelters for the chronically and temporary homeless.
Rapid re-housing is the practice of focusing resources on helping families and individuals quickly move out of homelessness and into permanent housing, which is usually housing in the private market. Services to support rapid re-housing include housing search and landlord negotiation, short-term financial and rental assistance, and the delivery of home-based housing stabilization services, as needed.