Stories

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  • Because of You, Jacquie is Thriving

    Like you and I, Jacquie was living a regular life. She says she was a typical soccer mom, but unfortunately, a car accident left her with chronic pain and depression. She became addicted to prescription pain medication. That addiction eventually led to harder drugs, mental illness, paranoia, and eventually, homelessness.

  • Jeff Never Felt Like He Had a Chance at a Normal Life

    Jeff never felt like he had a chance at a normal life. His abusive and alcoholic father did not teach him how to act. He felt threatened, and the one thing Jeff learned to do was fight back.

  • 72-Years Old and Sleeping in a Storage Unit

    At 72 years old, Keiko found herself without a place to go. She was sleeping in her storage unit after she lost her housing due to the pandemic.

  • The Little Light Foundation Grants $100,000 to Parenting Moms

    We are thankful for the Little Light Foundation, who recently granted $100,000 to our Options for Recovery Residential Treatment program. This unique program helps parenting women who are suffering from addiction deliver healthy drug free babies and provide a loving, nurturing and drug free environment for their older children..

  • Celebrating National Volunteer Month with the best!

    April was National Volunteer Month, and at VOA, we are proud to have some of the best volunteers out there! One of these special folks is Scott Wong, who serves on the Board of Directors for VOA. Scott has been almost single-handedly keeping the VOA Resource Center open for our clients throughout the pandemic. He has volunteered there since 2017, sorting the mail for about 1500 neighbors who don’t have a permanent address.

  • VOA’s Senior Residents Receive the Vaccination

    Residents of VOA’s Affordable Housing for Seniors have reason to celebrate today: they are fully vaccinated!

  • Can you see the joy in Happy’s eyes?

    If you see the picture of Robert Feidt, you might understand how he gained the nickname, “Happy.”

  • Expanding our Services in Reno!

    There are lots of exciting things happening across Reno in our various programs!

  • VOA earned the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award!

    VOA was recognized by U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia as one of the 675 recipients of the 2020 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during an award ceremony at the U.S. Department of Labor.

  • Meet Cindy: A fighter through and through

    After losing her housing, Cindy and her daughter, Meghan, slept on church floors for 6 months.