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  • Healing the Whole Person: ReStart

    According to the CDC, the percentage of adults in the United States who experienced symptoms of depression or anxiety was around 41.5% in February of 2021. That number is likely even higher for those who have also experienced homelessness. At VOA, we know that recovery depends on treating the whole person, especially the mind.

  • “Once I moved in, it was a total joy.”

    Roberta spent most of her life living in a small town with her husband. She raised children, had a full career, and established a loving home. After her children were grown and her husband passed away, though, she found herself alone in her home and feeling isolated.

  • Partnership in Action: Amplifying Impact

    At VOA, we know that partnership only maximizes the impact that will be made on our community. We partner with government agencies, corporations, foundations, faith groups, and individuals to provide items and services that make our clients feel cared for and respected.

  • "I am just trying to move forward and make positive steps."

    It is difficult for many of us to imagine that a veteran would ever struggle with homelessness. Unfortunately, it is a story that happens all too often.

  • You are feeding hearts with love and bodies with nutritious meals.

    During this season of giving, gathering, and gratitude, we want to remind you of the impact you have on your neighbors in need. Your support allows us to deliver an average of 1,600 meals a day.

  • Healing the Whole Person

    Raymond’s life was unraveling. He was living on the streets, deep into addiction, and couldn’t see a way out. His friend was in VOA’s Open Arms, a program for those struggling with HIV/AIDS diagnoses, and reached out to Raymond. There was a spot open for him, and he decided to enter the program.

  • Partnership in Action: Amplifying Impact

    At VOA, we know that partnership only maximizes the impact that will be made on our community. We partner with government agencies, public companies, and private organizations to provide items and services that make our clients feel cared for and respected.

  • Providing Equitable Access at the Resource Center

    Experiencing homelessness comes with more challenges than many of us may realize. Living without a permanent address can make it difficult to get a valid identification, which allows for someone to apply for a job.

  • Addressing Trauma and Moral Injury

    For many, homelessness was brought about by childhood trauma, domestic violence, or not being accepted by society. Almost all of our guests have experienced trauma that resulted in moral injury at one point in their lives.

  • A New Beginning for Ramòn at the Nevada Cares Campus

    After rotating between rehab, hotels, jail, and recovery programs for 6 years, Ramòn was fed up. Then, he got a new start at the Nevada Cares Campus.