News & Media
June 4, 2020
June 4th was VOA-NCNN's first virtual Shelter from the Storm event. Thank you to all who joined us to celebrate success stories and raise funds for vital programs in Northern California - all from the comfort of your home. You can still make a gift today to help close VOA's gap.
June 4, 2020
Battling poverty and addiction for several years, Kim and her son lived in a tent along the river. Last year, they crossed paths with a VOA Board Member. Kim's path out of homelessness wasn't an easy one, but with your encouragement and support from community members like YOU- she did it.
Stories of Hope
Five men from different walks of life with one thing in common – their paths all crossed at Capitol Park Shelter in downtown Sacramento.
February 11, 2020
Deep in addiction, Marlaina found herself at rock bottom. Like many of those we serve, she was homeless, wandering each day and night with everything she owned in her car, addicted to meth and heroin, and just 3 days away from giving birth.
In the News
May 6, 2020
“Tomorrow is make or break for us. Tomorrow will be hugely important for our ability to serve people that need it most. I mean, just plain and simple,” said Beckner. “Extra overtime, sick time, additional safety equipment, PPE has really put a dent in our budget, not to mention the additional services that we have to provide to our clients.”
April 28, 2020
"Raley’s Market says it has donated almost $100,000 in packaged meals, fresh produce and meats to Northern California and Northern Nevada Office of Volunteers of America (VOA) to help feed seniors during the coronavirus pandemic."
March 13, 2020
VOA IMPLEMENTS PROTOCOLS IN HOMELESS SHELTERS AND HOUSING FACILITIES TO REDUCE RISK OF EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 VIRUS
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), persons experiencing homelessness may be at greater risk for infection during the COVID-19 outbreak and has published interim guidance for homeless service providers.
November 8, 2019
FOR VETERANS DAY VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA SEEKS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND MORAL INJURY AS UNDERLYING CAUSE FOR HOMELESSNESS AMONG VETERANS
Knowing more about the effects of moral injury helps address root causes of homelessness.
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