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In the News

  • VOA NCNN Receives Transformative Support from The Home Depot Foundation

    Volunteers of America has received a renewed grant from The Home Depot Foundation to support Guard and Reservist service members lacking VA benefits.


  • ‘Safe House’ opens for older, unhoused Scramentans and victims of abuse, neglect

    We are proud to help keep our seniors safe and give them the dignity they deserve. Earlier this year we opened the Nottoli Place Shelter, in partnership with Sacramento County, to offer safety to seniors who are suffering from neglect, abuse and homelessness. We are thrilled to celebrate the first guests, who have gotten back…


  • Welcoming Travis Sandefur as the Regional VP of Northern Nevada

    We are excited to extend a warm welcome to Travis Sandefur, the owner of Pangolin Café and a dedicated advocate for the community. Prior to joining VOA’s staff, Travis served on the board for four years as a member and as Vice Chair.


  • Nick Tscheekar talks about Reno Shelter from the Storm with Deb

    Tune in to About Town Deb’s City Talk with our Major Gifts Officer Nick Tscheekar.


Press Releases

  • Building Hope for our Veterans

    After nearly four years of construction, the Bell Street Apartments project in Sacramento is nearing completion, offering affordable housing and essential amenities to our Veterans and their families. Discover how the vision of creating a safe and supportive environment, including a much-needed laundry room, is transforming lives and instilling a sense of pride in those…


  • Placerville’s First Low Barrier Shelter

    VOA is excited to announce it will be operating El Dorado County’s first low-barrier shelter.


  • Leo McFarland Retires, Christie Holderegger Elected as new CEO

    McFarland retiring after 44 years.



  • Employee Spotlight: Kareem Oneal

    Kareem Oneal has served in three VOA positions since joining the team two years ago. He started as a Support Staff member at the Nevada Cares Campus. After three weeks, he was promoted to Diversion and Intake Specialist at the Nevada Cares Campus. Now, Kareem is the supervisor for Reno Works, a workforce development program…


  • From Crisis to Community: Ty’s Homelessness Redemption

    (Ty pictured left) The unfortunate truth about homelessness is that it can happen to anyone at any time. Ty had everything he could want – a loving family, a home, and a successful career. But in an instant, tragedy struck. At only 38 years old, he suffered a devastating stroke that ended his career. Soon…


  • Mandy: A Mother’s Journey from Homelessness to Hope

    Mandy never imagined she would end up homeless with two young children relying on her.  Have you ever had toxic relationships with your family members? Or experienced abuse from a parent? Mandy lived through many difficult experiences. In the end, she was kicked out of her family’s life and had to live on the streets. …


  • Connie

    You can share your warmth with seniors like Connie. Connie’s childhood in rural Michigan was filled with hardship. Her parents had just endured the Depression and worked tirelessly to provide for the family. “Times were really tough, but my parents did whatever they could to get by,” Connie recalled. At 19, Connie married and soon had several…


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