Shelter from the Storm Annual Breakfast, Bay Area

Thank you for an amazing breakfast!

Thank you to all of our guests that joined us for our 2017 fundraising breakfast event. Guests who join us hear from our individuals, children and families whose lives have been changed with help from Volunteers of America and supporters like you. Each of you is critical to our continued success. This year, Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada must raise $350,000 to close the gap between what we receive from government grants and what it costs to operate our programs in the Bay Area region.

Together we can change lives by building a strong foundation that will last a lifetime.
#buildchange


THIS IS WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO! This is the story of two people, Jeff and Candace, they both had tough beginnings but then Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada entered their lives. Through the services and mentoring in our Foster Youth and Re-Entry programs, their foundations were strengthened and they now have a bright future.

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While the backgrounds vary, what the former and current clients who took the stage at Shelter from the Storm shared is how the course of their stories changed for the better because of the intervention of the programs, the staff, and the supporters of Volunteers of America.
BELOW are their stories as they shared them as a voice for others...

A Voice for Others - Jessica Mi

Jessica Mi, now a freshman studying environmental engineering at Standford University, was formerly a client at the VOA-NCNN Transitional Housing for Former Foster Youth Program.

"I want to see many more foster youth join me at Stanford. Volunteers of America is making this dream a reality with programs that will prepare foster youth for adulthood, no matter what their present circumstances. I believe we all want to help give others a chance. I would not be where I am today without the numerous chances I have been gifted with by the compassion of others."

~Jessica

Picture1_20-_20Copy.png Jessica Mi, now a freshman studying environmental engineering at Standford University, was formerly a client at the VOA-NCNN Transitional Housing for Foster Youth Program.

A Voice for Others - Candace Collier

Candace Collier is a current full-time student as well as a full-time employee for the County who's pursing a Master's in Social Work.

"I have learned that I must push forward in my career and help prevent traumatic events like mine from occurring to others. I will do this by sharing my life experience to help my peers overcome their challenges. I pray every day that I am able to make a positive impact on someone’s life. Volunteers of America has supported me by building my confidence in the workplace, and everyday life."

~Candace

candace_202.jpg Candace Collier is a current full-time student as well as a full-time employee for the County who's pursing a Master's in Social Work.

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Come visit and take a tour. We host tours of several programs each month. Simply contact Cynthia Smith csmith@voa-ncnn.org for more information.

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Shelter from the Storm ... building change through employment and housing