Helping America's most vulnerable.

An Hour Guaranteed to Inspire

Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada regularly schedules tours of its various program facilities to allow community members to gain a firsthand look at how restored hope can turn a person's life around. These intimate one-hour tours also serve to introduce the public to Volunteers of America and its ongoing mission to reach and uplift all people.

Bay Area

If you are interested in learning more about programs and services in the Bay Area, please contact Nicki Marazzani, Community Relations Associate at (925).228.0200, or

Northern Nevada

Regular tours are being offered at the Reno Community Assistance Center, home of our Family Shelter, Men's Shelter and Women's Shelter, and Restart Program. Those interested in touring our Reno facilities are asked to contact Sandy Isham, Development and Community Relations Officer at (775).322.7143, or

Greater Sacramento Area (UPCOMING TOUR DATES):

To schedule a tour for you and your guests, please review programs below and contact Erika Fatula at (916).265.3974 or

  • Senior Safe House: Built in 2009, the Senior Safe House is a haven for abused, neglected, and exploited seniors age 62 & older. This emergency shelter features 6 private bedrooms, 3 nutritious meals a day, and 24-hour staffing with volunteer support. This amazing facility is the only one of its kind West of the Mississippi.
  • Mather Community Campus: Mather Community Campus (MCC) is a housing and employment focused residential program. Students receive comprehensive and highly structured workshops (e.g. job coaching, resume building, internships, budgeting skills) to prepare them for sustainable employment and permanent housing.
  • Former Foster Youth: Our Transitional Housing Program for Former Foster Youth is a two-year program for youth ages 18 to 24 who have aged out of the foster-care system. Services provided include: living-skills, housing, employment and educational services, mentoring and counseling. This life-changing program provides youth with the opportunity to live independently with stable housing and employment.
  • Veterans Services Center: Volunteers of America provides assistance with housing, employment, case management, and other services to homeless and “on the verge" veteran men, women and families in Sacramento, Yolo, El Dorado and Placer counties. The center offers socialization, a computer lab, and other services to assist veterans in living independently with stable housing and employment. Since its inception in 2013, Veteran Services has assisted 509 veterans with permanent housing and employment.
  • Family Shelter: Our Family Shelter is a unique program designed to accommodate couples with children, single fathers with children, and families with teenage boys. We meet the needs of as many as 12 families with 62 beds, 3 meals a day, as well as support services including transportation to and from school, permanent housing referrals, and educational and job-search services. The goal is to quickly rehouse the families in a stable environment with permanent employment opportunities.