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  • Support Operation Backpack®

    Help underwrite this year's unprecedented costs.

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  • Finding Stability

    Isaiah and Warren received support at VOA-Greater New York to prepare for mature, independent adulthood.

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  • Leave No One Behind

    Battle Buddy Bridge® trained these veterans to be peer specialists.

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News and Events

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    VOA-Greater New York Welcomes Myung Lee as Next President & CEO

    Myung J. Lee has been appointed the next President & Chief Executive Officer of Volunteers of America-Greater New York. Ms. Lee succeeds Tere Pettitt, who announced her retirement plans last summer after 18 years with VOA-Greater New York.

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    An Update from Our New President and CEO

    Our everyday mission at VOA-Greater New York is to help the families and individuals we serve overcome obstacles to living safe, healthy and productive lives in the community. Now, in the third month of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are beginning to see positive signs that our comprehensive, coordinated efforts to slow the spread of the virus and keep our clients, staff and volunteers safe, are working.

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    Watch Our PSA Honoring Human Services Workers

    Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, VOA-Greater New York and all essential human services workers continue to provide round-the-clock care for seniors, veterans, children, families and others in need.

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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.

  • 3,200

    men, women and children are housed each night

  • 734

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

  • 19,000

    children began the school year more 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