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  • December 8, 2017

    First Ever Winter Triage Shelter Opens in Sacramento

    A quick look at the planning, construction and opening of the Winter Triage Shelter. Comments from Sacramento Mayor Steinberg, Councilmen Harris and Warren; and VOA President & CEO Leo McFarland. Plus a glimpse of the first clients entering as the doors opened Friday December 8, 2017. 2 min video

  • November 13, 2017

    VOA is Building Change in Reno

    ​VOA is Building Change in Reno

  • November 2, 2017

    The Story of Two People.....This is Why We Do What We Do!

    THIS IS WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO! This is the story of two people, Jeff and Candace, they both had tough beginnings but then Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada entered their lives. Through the services and mentoring in our Foster Youth and Re-Entry programs, their foundations were strengthened and they now have a bright future.

Press Releases

  • December 7, 2017

    Winter Triage Shelter Access

    In partnership with Volunteers of America (VOA), the City of Sacramento is opening a 2017 Winter Triage Shelter to bring services and housing to those most in need. To access shelter services please call 311.

  • October 13, 2017


    Volunteers of America call to action brings donations within minutes and trucks are headed out to deliver needed supplies. The need continues to be critical and donations are still needed.

  • May 16, 2017


    WATCH Shelter from the Storm on FACEBOOK LIVE Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg to open event This breakfast event celebrates the men and women who ended homelessness through our employment and housing programs. You will hear their stories of change first hand. Other highlights include the invocation by Jim Holst, outreach pastor of Bayside Covenant Church; Leo McFarland, VOA-NCNN president and CEO will present the organizations vision; and the premier of a short documentary film on the impact our Mather Community Campus programs create.

News and Events

  • March 8, 2018

    Volunteers of America Founders Day

    Volunteers of America's 120th Anniversary is approaching! Ballington and Maud Booth founded our organization almost 120 years ago on March 8th, 1896. They vowed to "go wherever we are needed and do whatever comes to hand". To this day, VOA remains dedicat

  • April 10, 2018

    Dare to Dream Scholarship

    Our Foster Youth Services are very committed to supporting foster youth who are pursuing their higher education dreams. Eligible foster youth can apply to apply for the Dare to Dream academic scholarships. Completed applications are being accepted from February 1st - April 10th, 2018

  • April 28, 2018

    Golden Tampon Drive

    The Golden Tampon Drive is starting April 28th and ends May 31st! The main drop off is located in Reno at Bizarre Guitars on 2677 Oddie Blvd, Reno, NV 89512. You can also support our cause online through our fundraising page! Restoring dignity and confidence to women. Period!!!

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