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  • July 10, 2018

    Donate to Operation Backpack at Food Truck Friday

    Thousands of children in the Reno area are homeless and return to school without the supplies they need.This impacts their education and their spirit. But YOU can make a difference. Join Volunteers of America’s Operation Backpack collection drive on Friday, July 13th during the Food Truck Friday event at Idlewild Park.Donate cash, a backpack, or school supplies and make a difference in the life of a homeless child.Idlewild Park is just west of downtown Reno, between Idlewild Drive and the Truckee River. Operation Backpack will help kids in kindergarten through twelfth grade across Washoe County feel good to start their first day of school with a backpack full of supplies. This year’s goal is to collect 3,000 backpacks for Washoe County alone, and nearly 10,000 more for entire Northern California and Northern Nevada region. Look for the Volunteers of America Operation Backpack tent and the Quick Space truck to drop-off backpacks and school supplies during the Food Truck Friday Reno Street Food event! In addition to the collection drive at Food Truck Friday, nearly 20 other locations across the Reno area are serving as “drop-off locations” now through July 23rd including Bizarre Guitar, Caliber Hair and Make-up, Dickson Realty, Geodis, Keller Williams, Legal Match, North American Title, Remax Professionals and Great Basin Credit Union. Campaign partners include Reno Media Group, Reno Street Food, and Quick Space Storage. For more information, to make an online cash donation, or find all drop-off locations , visit OperationBackpackNCNN.org.

  • May 18, 2018

    Our Vision 2018 Leo McFarland shares at the Shelter from the Storm event

    Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada 17th annual breakfast hosts stories of inspiration, success, and vision. Leo McFarland, CEO and President, shares his thoughts and reflections of the organization.

  • May 18, 2018

    Meet Lauren - Shelter from the Storm 2018 Testimonial

    Lauren has been with the Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada Transitional Housing for Former Foster Youth Program for almost two years now. She hopes to pursue a degree at Humbolt University after graduation. "Here at VOA, I feel like I'm not alone. I've learned to not lose hope in the world, because there are people and places like VOA that will help you rebuild your life. As for my future, I am full of hope." -Lauren

  • May 17, 2018

    Winter Triage Shelter

    ​The Winter Triage Shelter is an innovative solution to serve those homeless that are most critically in need. This shelter is "low barrier" and includes 200 beds. The focus of this shelter is based on moving these people in need into housing. Volunteers of America is proud to have been chosen to run this shelter and to help support those in need.​

  • December 8, 2017

    First Ever Winter Triage Shelter Opens in Sacramento

    A quick look at the planning, construction and opening of the Winter Triage Shelter. Comments from Sacramento Mayor Steinberg, Councilmen Harris and Warren; and VOA President & CEO Leo McFarland. Plus a glimpse of the first clients entering as the doors opened Friday December 8, 2017. 2 min video

  • November 13, 2017

    VOA is Building Change in Reno

    ​VOA is Building Change in Reno

  • November 2, 2017

    The Story of Two People.....This is Why We Do What We Do!

    THIS IS WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO! This is the story of two people, Jeff and Candace, they both had tough beginnings but then Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada entered their lives. Through the services and mentoring in our Foster Youth and Re-Entry programs, their foundations were strengthened and they now have a bright future.

  • June 14, 2017

    Get On the School Bus for Operation Backpack 2017

    Let's have all kids get on their school bus with a backpack and all the supplies they need. Join us for Operation Backpack 2017 OperationBackpackNCNN.org

  • June 30, 2017

    Give a Suit. Change a Life!

    The 10th annual Men's Warehouse Suit Drive will benefit clients of Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada. Donate your gently used suits and professional attire at any Greater Sacramento men's Warehouse locations. You are giving more than clothing - you're giving someone a second chance. #EmploymentChangesLives #GiveaSuit

  • June 1, 2017

    Help create great high school memories

    High school is full of memories...let's work together to make sure that a new backpack and school supplies are one of them! Give to Operation Backpack, and help kids in need succeed!