• 23,000 Children Need Your Support

    Get involved in Operation Backpack®—the need is greater than ever

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  • Annual Gala Raises Record $1.3 Million


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  • Living His Dream

    Benny found a home at East Clarke Place Senior Residence

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  • Mayor Announces Housing Pilot

    In partnership with VOA-GNY to help unsheltered New Yorkers

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  • Screening Survivors

    First-of-its-kind initiative to address brain injury from domestic violence

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Make a living by making a difference with a career at VOA-Greater New York.

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What We Do

VOA-GNY is an anti-poverty organization working to end homelessness in the New York 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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    News 12 Bronx Covers the Topping Out of Andrews Avenue South Senior Residence

    Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, who was in attendance at the ceremony, outlines the value that this development will bring to the neighborhood once complete.

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    Operation Backpack® Honored by New York Yankees

    VOA-GNY participated in a home plate ceremony raising awareness for this year's Operation Backpack® campaign and the increased number of children who will need school supplies.

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    WYNC and Gothamist Highlight Innovative Street to Home Program

    WYNC and Gothamist profiled VOA-GNY's pioneering new pilot program, which allows homeless New Yorkers to bypass common bureaucratic hurdles and quickly move into permanent supportive housing.

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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