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  • January 31, 2019


    Volunteers of America Northern California and Northern Nevada launched a 40-bed transitional housing and employment services program for veterans experiencing homelessness in Sacramento County.

  • October 9, 2018

    Reno Works Program

    Reno, Nevada (October 9, 2018) — The City of Reno and Volunteers of America (VOA) Northern California and Northern Nevada held a graduation ceremony for seven members of the current class of the Reno Works program today, October 9, 2018 at Reno City Hall. The latest Reno Works session began on July 16, 2018.

  • August 7, 2018

    Sacramento Area Operation Backpack Pick-A-Pack Event

    Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada’s Operation Backpack will be providing a new backpack filled with grade-appropriate school supplies to 300 children during this main pick-a-pack event.

In the News


  • May 2, 2019

    Understanding Moral Injury: What Can We Do?

    Moral Injury is a wound to the soul that violates one's deeply held sense of right and wrong. It can lead to homelessness, drug addiction, and a broken spirit. Watch to see how VOA is taking steps to address and help those with moral injury.

  • May 2, 2019

    In Her Own Words ... Meet Deirdre: 2019 Shelter from the Storm Testimonial

    Deirdre Holloway, a California State University Sacramento graduate and former client at the VOA-NCNN Transitional Housing for Former Foster Youth Program addresses the audience at the 2019 Shelter from the Storm breakfast to share her story to shed light on the specific challenges and trauma of a childhood in foster care.

  • May 2, 2019

    Our Vision: Leo McFarland at the 2019 Shelter from the Storm breakfast

    Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada's 18th annual breakfast hosts stories of inspiration, success, and vision. Leo McFarland, CEO and President, shares his thoughts and reflections of the organization.

Changing Lives ~ Stories of those served and those that give

  • October 29, 2018

    The Story of Greg - Veterans

    ​Greg Waldron, who served in the Army, didn’t have the easiest transition upon returning home. Married with two children, the family found themselves homeless and living in their truck. Greg sought out help from Volunteers of America Veteran Services, and staff quickly identified his skill set in Signal (communications) experience.

  • October 24, 2017

    The Story of SARAH - Options for Recovery

    Sarah not only found the tools she needed to create a new life for herself, but also found the support of a caring community that she so desperately lacked.

  • October 24, 2017

    The Story of JAMES - Transitional Housing for Foster Youth

    James was in 15 foster homes between the ages of 10 and 18. Now he's found love and stability.

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