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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.

VOA does not own the building or operate any video cameras inside or outside the shelter at 700 North 5th Street.

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Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada mission is to change individual lives, instill hope, increase self-worth and facilitate independence, through quality housing, employment, and related supportive services.