• The Love of a Family

    The support that the Harrell family received at our transitional family shelter has helped Heaven excel in school.

    Read Their Story
  • Unconditional Support

    The patient and adamant staff in our supportive housing helped Lisa get clean after her battles with addiction and homelessness.

    Read Her Story
  • Leave No One Behind

    Edwin and Derek are graduates of Battle Buddy Bridge®, our innovative program that trains vets to be peer specialists.

    Read About Their Friendship
  • Seeking Sponsors for Operation Backpack® 2019

    You can demonstrate your support of children in need in our community by becoming an official Operation Backpack® Sponsor.

    Learn About the Benefits

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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    Become an Operation Backpack® Sponsor!

    Longtime supporter and VOA-GNY Board Member, Paige Davis, outlines the benefits of sponsoring this essential drive.

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    Fashioning Community at Home

    At the annual Richard F. Salyer House fashion show, residents can be their best selves and have their neighbors cheer them on. Learn more about this special community in Washington Heights.

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    A Bright Space at the Regent Family Residence

    Watch the children living at our family shelter on the Upper West Side as they experience their newly renovated recreation rooms for the first time, courtesy of the Bright Horizons Foundation and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.

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  • 734

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

  • 20,000

    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