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  • Healing Hands: From Homelessness to a Nursing Career

    Angela was three years into her nursing program when tragedy struck. Her husband past away and she quickly found herself alone with no support. She couldn't keep up with rent and was evicted. Angela's life was completely changed however when she came to VOA. During her time at our shelter she started her classes again.

  • Resilience and Dignity: A Mother's Journey to Provide for Her Kids

    Danielle and her four kids were without a stable home for years. They hopped from hotels to family friend's houses. Danielle struggled to make enough to provide for herself and her family.

  • Bobby's Journey of Challenge and Redemption

    Bobby, a Navy Veteran, was battling with PTSD and drug addiction.

  • Embracing Identity, Making a Difference

    Nicholaus found purpose and acceptance within Volunteers of America (VOA). As a case manager in VOA's Open Arms program, they tirelessly assist families facing substance misuse challenges. Nicholaus's story highlights the power of embracing one's identity and the profound impact of acceptance on personal growth.

  • Protecting our Seniors

    After suffering from a severe stroke, Jeffery became homeless at the age of 57. Faced with no savings, no family support, and a massive amount of medical expenses he had no choice but to live on the streets. VOA is proud to say that he is currently recovering in the Nottoli Place Senior Shelter.

  • Reno Works Celebrates Spring Graduation

    The Reno Works Program just celebrated their Spring 2023 graduation.

  • "When there is too much on your plate...get more plates!"

    Studying at a university is challenging enough, with time-consuming, and demanding assignments. However, imagine adding to that the weight of being pregnant, battling with depression and anxiety, and couch-surfing. Unfortunately, this was the reality for Debbie, which led her to drop out of UNR.

  • Jenna's Journey to Leadership

    Our staff at VOA is made up of incredible people with powerful stories of their own. Read about Jenna, one of our Site Supervisors, and the adversities she overcame to get where she is.

  • From Painful Loss to Passionate Beginnings

    Jessica faced devastating loss but now is employed through VOA's Subsidized Employment Program with new hope.

  • “I’m being treated with dignity and respect”

    Glenn Erickson’s Story