Homeless Shelter Playground Opening

Volunteers of America event to feature ribbon cutting and celebration of the new play area donated to the VOA Family Shelter by the Junior League of Reno.

Reno, CA June 13, 2018 - Volunteers of America will be hosting a celebration Friday, June 15th from 11:30 a.m. – 1`:00 p.m. at the family shelter. Meet Coach Musselman and the UNR Wolf Pack basketball players, visit with the Reno Police Department K-9 team, check-out a patrol car, enjoy the community safety display, and have lunch provided by Hot August Nights. Plus be on hand for the ribbon cutting and dedication of the new children’s play area donated by the Junior League of Reno and assembled with the help of the Walmart Distribution Center team. Free and family friendly!

“The Junior League of Reno has been committed to supporting the needs of the family shelter through several projects, and we are honored that they provided the children a place to play as, a child at play believes they are capable of everything! ” Leo McFarland, VOAncnn president, and chief executive officer.

Complete with new safety flooring, play structure, benches, tables, and colorful paintings; the area will provide a special outdoor recreation experience for the children of the family shelter. Last year over 120 homeless families found safety, resources, and services at Volunteers of America (VOA).

Through a Cooperative Agreement with the City of Reno, Washoe County and the City of Sparks, VOA operates the multiple programs of the Community Assistance Center, which serves as a one-stop shop resource for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Three emergency shelters – men’s, women’s, and the family shelter are on the campus as well as numerous social service programs, classes, resources, referrals, meals and safe emergency housing are provided onsite.

About Volunteers of America Northern California and Northern Nevada:

Founded locally in 1911, the Northern California & Northern Nevada office of Volunteers of America is one of the largest providers of social services in the region. The professional paid staff operates more than 50 programs in categories that include: homeless services; homeless shelters; substance abuse treatment and recovery services; senior services; youth services; transitional housing; permanent supportive housing; and low-income housing. In fact, Volunteers of America provides shelter or housing to nearly 1,800 men, women and children every night from Sacramento to Reno. Nationally, Volunteers of America helps more than 2.5 million people annually in more than 400 communities.