• Serving Those Most in Need

    Helping thousands of men, women & children overcome obstacles to living safe, healthy & productive lives

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  • Helping People Find Housing Stability

    Addressing the root causes of homelessness

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  • Veterans and Their Families

    Providing a continuum of care to our servicemen and women

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Our service area includes the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau County, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey

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Uplifting All People

Volunteers of America has been at the forefront of social service since 1896, and today, is one of the largest nonprofit developers and providers of affordable housing in the country.

News and Events

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    Agnes Varis Trust Donates $100K to Operation Backpack

    The Agnes Varis Charitable Trust, established to honor pharmaceutical business leader Agnes Varis' legacy of philanthropy and community betterment, has awarded Volunteers of America-Greater New York a grant of $100,000 in support of its 2015 Operation Backpack campaign.

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    Creston Avenue Residence featured in Housing+Health

    The National Housing Conference & Center for Housing Policy featured our Creston Avenue residence in a recent issue of Housing + Health, illustrating the intersection of supportive housing and improved well being of the homeless.

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    Why We Do What We Do

    Watch VOA-GNY staff explain what the organization does for those in need. Some people can't imagine doing what we do-- we can't imagine NOT doing it.

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  • 1,200

    domestic violence survivors and their children found safe, dignified housing as we guided them toward self-sufficiency

  • 18,400

    children began the school year confident and prepared thanks to Operation BackpackĀ®

  • 1,350

    vets in our continuum of care, from homelessness prevention to permanent supportive housing

  • 581

    pre-school age children served by our two Early Learning Centers

  • 161

    at-risk youth find stability and support as we help them prepare for independent adulthood

  • 895

    older adults are safely aging in place in their community with our support