• Helping Individuals and Families

    overcome obstacles to living safe, healthy & productive lives

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  • Helping People Find Housing Stability

    Addressing the root causes of homelessness and building safe, permanent, supportive housing

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  • Operation Backpack®

    Provides nearly 20,000 new backpacks full of grade-specific supplies to the City's homeless children

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  • Offering Veterans and Their Families

    a continuum of care

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

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Uplifting All People

Volunteers of America-Greater New York has been at the forefront of social service since 1896, and today, is one of the largest nonprofit developers and providers of permanent, supportive housing in the country.

News and Events

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    Making Birthday Wishes Come True for Children Who Are Homeless

    Without the support of volunteers who contribute to Brightening Birthdays™, the yearly milestones of the children in our shelters may come and go, unrecognized.

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    Create Your Operation Backpack® Fundraising Team Today!

    We're gearing up for Operation Backpack® 2018 and so can you! Register your team now to be a part of this vital, city-wide campaign to provide brand new backpacks, full of supplies to children who are homeless.

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    On the Issues: Catching Up with New York's Aging Population

    Each day, 10,000 Americans turn 65 years old. New York City’s senior population is growing larger, living longer, and getting poorer. Several factors are causing older adults to age into poverty and oftentimes homelessness.

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  • 734

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

  • 18,000

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

  • 1,096

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

  • 339

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

  • 76

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