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  • 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.

  • December 7, 2017

    Winter Triage Shelter Access

    In partnership with Volunteers of America (VOA), the City of Sacramento is opening a 2017 Winter Triage Shelter to bring services and housing to those most in need. To access shelter services please call 311.

  • October 13, 2017

    VOA DELIVERING SUPPLIES TO FIRE VICTIMS

    Volunteers of America call to action brings donations within minutes and trucks are headed out to deliver needed supplies. The need continues to be critical and donations are still needed.

  • May 16, 2017

    SACRAMENTO MAYOR DARRELL STEINBERG TO OPEN SHELTER FROM THE STORM 2017 BREAKFAST

    WATCH Shelter from the Storm on FACEBOOK LIVE Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg to open event This breakfast event celebrates the men and women who ended homelessness through our employment and housing programs. You will hear their stories of change first hand. Other highlights include the invocation by Jim Holst, outreach pastor of Bayside Covenant Church; Leo McFarland, VOA-NCNN president and CEO will present the organizations vision; and the premier of a short documentary film on the impact our Mather Community Campus programs create.

  • April 20, 2017

    Taylor Morrison partners with Volunteers of America and HomeAid to create Veterans Family Housing

    Taylor Morrison, a leading national homebuilder and developer, has teamed up with HomeAid and Volunteers of America to help remodel six apartment homes in Sacramento for veterans and their families. A longtime partner of HomeAid Sacramento, Taylor Morrison is committed to supporting the community and is honored by the opportunity to provide updated homes with modern comforts for local veterans.