Stories

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  • Meeting People Where They’re At: Pets and Possessions Included

    “When I was experiencing homelessness, my things were my life, it was all I had.”

  • Finding Purpose: Meet Cliff

    After leaving the Air Force, Cliff had a difficult time adjusting back to civilian life. His life and time in the service had seen tragedy after tragedy, without a lot of time to breathe.

  • Bringing Joy for Easter

    Last month, the children at our Family programs were showered with love for Easter! The staff and volunteers set up giant Easter Egg hunts, and all the kids received Easter baskets full of goodies.

  • Celebrating 1 year at the Nevada Cares Campus!

    The Nevada Cares Campus opened a year ago this month!

  • "For the first time in a while, I feel good."

    Xavier and his mom had a good life: he was working, they had a 2-bedroom house, and life was going on as normal. Unfortunately, a brain cyst and subsequent surgery left him unable to keep up with his physically demanding warehouse job.

  • A Story of Resilience: Meet Melanie

    When Melanie and her husband Cary walked into the shelter at VOA, they had no idea how their lives would never be the same. They had been living on the streets for about 3 years and just wanted to have a few nights inside, out of the cold.

  • Wishing the Best to Pat Cashell!

    After almost 10 years of serving as the Regional Director for VOA Northern Nevada, Pat Cashell is moving toward his next great adventure.

  • “I found safety for me and my daughter”

    At 8 months pregnant, Aashakiya found herself with nowhere to go. She had bounced around from place to place, living in hotels and shelters without any stability. Her retail job was not enough to pay the bills, and she was unable to afford a place of her own.

  • Celebrating 126 Years of Impact!

    March 8 marks our Founder’s Day, and this year, VOA celebrates its 126th year of making a difference!

  • A New Home for Morgan

    Morgan was living on the river when his camp was cleaned up and he was asked to move. He knew that he had a new opportunity to find a better solution, and he was welcomed into the Nevada Cares Campus.