Expanding our Services in Reno!

Operating the new “Nevada Cares Campus” in Reno

We are proud to be operating the new Nevada Cares Campus in Reno for our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness. This campus, created in partnership with the City of Reno, Washoe County, and the City of Sparks, will be a more permanent location from our current 4th Street Shelter and will allow us to serve up to 500 men. We will also be expanding our services, adding more case managers to help clients create a plan to move out of homelessness for good.

The hardships of the last year have taken a toll on our neighbors in Reno, but we know that this new development will allow us and our partners to better serve those in need. We are hopeful that the new structure will allow us to bring even more people from homelessness to independence with love and dignity.

The Nevada Cares Campus is set to open in early April.

Expanding our Services in Reno!

In addition to the Nevada Cares Campus, there are many other exciting things happening across Reno in our various programs! First, we are happy to announce that VOA will be operating a new Bridge Housing program. The pilot program is aimed at helping qualifying veterans and single males, working with them to ensure they have the necessary skills to live independently.

Next, we are thrilled that the VOA Resource Center will be operating once again. Services will be staged over the next couple of months, providing mail services to over 1,500 people, as well as computers, phones, and referrals to outside agencies to connect people to the important services needed to rebuild their lives.

Finally, VOA's ReStart Rapid Rehousing program is increasing its capacity, allowing for 40 additional subsidized housing units for both individuals and families who qualify. Along with this new housing program, Restart will hire two additional Outreach Case Managers. These Case Managers play an important role in the community, developing relationships with those who are unsheltered and currently outside of the shelter programs, building trust, and encouraging them to engage in services.

We can't wait to see more lives changed through these new programs!