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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.

Join us to meet those we serve and see our programs in action!

Bay Area

To schedule a tour and learn more about the foster youth or re-entry programs and services in the Bay Area, please contact Cynthia Shane Smith, Regional Development Officer at 510.325.1107, or

Northern Nevada


May 9th at 11 a.m. | May 21st at 1 p.m. | May 29th at 11 a.m. 

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. Please contact Linda Grace, Regional Development Officer at 775.327.4100, or

Greater Sacramento Area

To schedule a tour for you and your guests, please review programs below and contact Daniel Medina at 916.265.3978 or

  • 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.
  • Sacramento Triage Shelter: Operated by Volunteers of America, we provide shelter and meals in a safe, warm and dignified space for those who are typically shelter resistant. This unique coed low barrier shelter also accommodates guest, pets and their possessions. Our collaborative partners help provide housing, health, and other services.

  • 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.
  • 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.