• 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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    Thank You to Our 2017 Holiday Gifts of the Heart Volunteers and Donors

    This year we were able to deliver over 2,000 gifts to both children and older adults in our care. We couldn't do it without your support!

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    Revisit a New York Winter's Eve

    Thank you to everyone who attended last night's gala. We are incredibly grateful for your generosity! Relive the fantastic evening in our photo gallery

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    VOA-GNY just launched its Next Generation Network (NGN)!

    Comprised of philanthropically inclined New York City professionals in their 20’s and 30’s, Next Generation Network (NGN) is dedicated to raising awareness, volunteering, and fundraising on behalf of VOA-GNY. Learn more about their mission and how to join!

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  • 771

    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®

  • 1,293

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

  • 539

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

  • 95

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