We are more than a nonprofit organization. We are a ministry of service that includes nearly 400 paid, professional employees dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. Founded locally in 1911, the Northern California & Northern Nevada affiliate of Volunteers of America (VOA NCNN) is one of the largest providers of social services in the region, operating more than 40 programs including housing, employment services, substance abuse, and recovery services to families, individuals, veterans, seniors, and youth. In fact, VOA NCNN provides shelter or housing to over 3,500 men, women, and children every night.
Housing and Shelter
VOA provides a variety of different housing services to meet the need of the individual or family in need of assistance.
VOA’s Employment Services assists with job training, and placement for individuals and veterans.
VOA’s Veterans programs provide supportive services to low-income veterans who are facing homelessness including housing, housing assistance, counseling, employment training, temporary financial assistance, case management, and other supportive services (e.g. access to food, household items, and furniture).
Addictions Recovery for Parenting Women
A treatment option for pregnant women and mothers with children.
Operation Backpack® is able to provide thousands of backpacks, grade specific school supplies, and a variety of support services to homeless, at-risk and foster children from Pre-school to High School levels throughout the Bay Area, Greater Sacramento Area, and Reno regions.
Dare to Dream Scholarship Program
The Dare to Dream Scholarship Program allows foster youth to achieve their dreams and go to college.
Women & Family Services
VOA is thankful to provide unique solutions for women and families in need of help.
VOA provides seniors include emergency housing for those who have been abused or neglected as well as low-income affordable housing for seniors in need.
Helping individuals and families in Reno who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and have a mental illness
Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada
Volunteers of America Northern California & Northern Nevada inspire self-sufficiency, dignity, and hope by providing critical health and human services to thousands of vulnerable individuals and families across Northern California & Northern Nevada.