Everyday Miracles: Meet the People We Serve
Volunteers of America strives to enrich the lives of everyone it touches, from our clients to our employees and volunteers. The stories presented here are from and about real people - from a wide variety of backgrounds - who strongly believe in Volunteers of America's mission and who understand that our work produces everyday miracles.
Video: Meet Some of the People We Serve
Volunteers of America- Greater New York provides care to a broad range of people in need. From youth about to “age out” of the foster care system, to adults and children with special needs, to individuals and families who are homeless, to older adults on fixed incomes, 43,000 people are helped through more than 80 programs in the tri-state area. Here are just a few of their stories.
Video: The McRae Family
The McRae family struggled through difficult times, facing homelessness and want. Yet their perseverance and faith helped them overcome these challenges, as did the encouragement they received in the form of a backpack from Operation Backpack.
Video: Nico's Story
When Bobby and Caroline Germano's son Nico was diagnosed with autism at the age of two, they didn't know where to turn. With the help of Volunteers of America’s Staten Island Early Learning Center, Nico blossomed and his parents found support and hope. View Nico's inspiring story.
Video: A Second Chance
A story about three men who turned their lives around with help from Volunteers of America.