• 20 Years of Operation Backpack®

    Helping children who are homeless thrive in school and beyond.

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  • Ending Homelessness

    See the impact you helped make in 2021. Our annual report is here.

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  • Caring Through Crisis

    Stories of our impact during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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What We Do

VOA-Greater New York is an anti-poverty organization working to end homelessness in the NY area by 2050.

Areas of Service

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    We develop housing that provides affordable opportunities for clients moving out of homelessness and poverty.

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    We provide health services that will support our clients in their transition from homelessness to a life of independence and resilience.

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    We develop programs and services that train, assist and support clients working to build wealth and self-sufficiency.

We have programs across New York City, Westchester County & Northern New Jersey.

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News and Events

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    VOA-Greater New York & DSS Ring NYSE Opening Bell® in Recognition of Vision to End Homelessness

    VOA-Greater New York President & CEO, Myung J. Lee, was joined by DSS Commissioner Gary P. Jenkins, members of staff and VOA-Greater New York board members.

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    Moving Street Homeless New Yorkers into Housing: VOA-Greater New York Quoted by CityLimits

    Noelle Withers, SVP of Programs at VOA-Greater New York, joins other housing advocates in sharing what it would take for a Housing First approach to be effectively implemented in New York City.

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    Pride month is a time for reflection on homelessness in the LGBTQ+ community: Op-Ed by Sandra Márquez

    Almost half of all homeless youth in NYC identify as LGBTQ+. VOA-Greater New York's Assistant Vice President of NYC Housing Services outlines the two-pronged approach the city can take to address the crisis in this op-ed published by amNY.

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  • 9,511

    individuals had a place to sleep in one of our shelters or housing programs

  • 353

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

  • 15,000

    children began the school year more equipped to succeed thanks to Operation Backpack®

  • 744

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

  • 212

    preschool children served by our Early Learning Center

  • 55

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

  • 1,978

    older adults found a community in our affordable housing programs

  • 227

    adults living with HIV/AIDS received housing and other support services

  • 62

    youth aging out of foster care found stability and guidance

  • 548

    people with behavioral health or substance use issues received residential and other critical support