News Releases

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  • June 19, 2019

    MATHER COMMUNITY CAMPUS TO LOSE UP TO 90 BEDS OF TRANSITIONAL HOUSING FOR HOMELESS

    Volunteers of America (VOA) is facing a funding shortfall that will permanently impact Mather Community Campus, the region’s most successful program to combat homelessness.

  • January 31, 2019

    VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA OPENS 40-BED TRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAM FOR HOMELESS VETERANS IN SACRAMENTO COUNTY

    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.

  • July 24, 2018

    PICK-A-PACK EVENT GIVES RENO AREA HOMELESS AND AT-RISK CHILDREN SCHOOL SUPPLIES

    Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada’s Operation Backpack will be providing a new backpack filled with grade-appropriate school supplies to homeless and at-risk children during the Reno area Pick-a-Pack event Friday, July 27th.

  • July 17, 2018

    Operation Backpack Campaign in Reno Needs Additional Donations

    Help reach the goal of 3,000 filled backpacks for Reno area homeless and at-risk students.

  • July 10, 2018

    Backpack Collection Drive July 13th at Reno's Food Truck Friday

    Thousands of children in the Reno area are homeless and return to school without the supplies they need. This impacts their education and their spirit. But YOU can make a difference. Join Volunteers of America’s Operation Backpack collection drive on Friday, July 13th during the Food Truck Friday event at Idlewild Park. Donate cash, a backpack, or school supplies and make a difference in the life of a homeless child. Idlewild Park is just west of downtown Reno, between Idlewild Drive and the Truckee River.

  • July 4, 2018

    STATEMENT REGARDING VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA SHELTER FOR PUBLIC INEBRIATES

    Volunteers of America Northern California and Northern Nevada (VOA) operates a shelter at 700 North 5th Street for chronic homeless alcoholics with a goal to end the cycle of alcohol abuse and homelessness. The shelter provides up to 72 beds for chronically inebriated single men and up to 12 beds for chronically inebriated single women. VOA only intakes public inebriates from local law enforcement and navigators. The individual brought in on June 6, 2018, was in the custody of Parole Agents from the State of California, Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and remained in the Parole Agents’ custody until transferred to Sacramento Police Officers. The individual’s behavior presented with needs outside of VOA’s scope of services, therefore, he was not received into the shelter.

  • June 15, 2018

    VOA PROUD TO HAVE PLANTED SEEDS OF HOPE IN AUBURN WITH THREE YEARS OF SERVICE AT HOMELESS SHELTER

    Volunteers of America Northern California and Northern Nevada (VOA) has been honored to work with Placer County staff, the Placer County Board of Supervisors, and the Right Hand Auburn organization in launching Auburn’s first homeless shelter. VOA helped homeless men and women, and their pets, in the Auburn area overcome their barriers to housing and employment, and gain access to resources and training to live positive, healthy independent lives. As a result, over 225 individuals exited the shelter to move into a favorable housing situation. As of July 1, 2018, the Auburn Temporary Homeless Shelter will be operated by a new provider.

  • June 14, 2018

    Homeless Shelter Playground Opening

    On Friday, June 15th, 2018 Volunteers of America is holding an event to feature ribbon cutting and celebration of the new play area donated to the VOA Family Shelter by the Junior League of Reno.