Our vision, your impact. Over the last 126 years, Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-GNY) has built a proud legacy of leadership and innovation. Our annual report highlights some of the ways you helped us respond to the needs of thousands of men, women and children this year, including Cathy, Lucia, and Robert.
What We Do
VOA-GNY is an anti-poverty organization working to end homelessness in the New York area by 2050.
Areas of Service
News and Events
VOA-GNY's Domestic Violence Symposium Covered by News 12 Bronx
VOA-GNY's Director of Domestic Violence Services, Jacqueline Collazo, and Dr. Edie Zusman of Safe Living Space speak about the importance of making the connection between domestic violence and traumatic brain injury, and helping survivors get the care they need.
Record Number of Students Receive School Supplies Through Operation Backpack®
VOA-GNY provided backpacks and school supplies for more than 19,000 children in the NYC shelter system, the greatest-ever number of children served through our annual Operation Backpack® campaign.
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.
individuals had a place to sleep in one of our shelters or housing programs
domestic violence survivors and their children found emergency housing as we guided them toward self-sufficiency
children began the school year more equipped to succeed thanks to Operation Backpack®
vets in our continuum of care, from homelessness prevention to permanent supportive housing
preschool children served by our Early Learning Center
at-risk youth find stability and support as we help them prepare for independent adulthood
older adults found a community in our affordable housing programs
adults living with HIV/AIDS received housing and other support services
youth aging out of foster care found stability and guidance
people with behavioral health or substance use issues received residential and other critical support