• Attend Our Annual Gala

    A New York Winter's Eve will take place at The Plaza on December 3.

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  • Offering Safety and Stability to Families

    Nina and her children found their footing with us after leaving an abusive relationship.

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  • Helping Veterans Feel "At Ease"

    Rick is one of several veterans benefiting from a new program seeking to combat moral injury.

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  • Watch Our Thank You Video

    Thanks to you, Operation Backpack® 2018 was a success!

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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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    A Record Number of Volunteers Powered Operation Backpack® This Year

    We couldn’t provide 20,000 children living in shelters with the school supplies they need without the generous support of the greater NYC community. Revisit this year’s campaign!

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    This Former Student and His Teacher Are Now Colleagues at our Early Learning Center

    News 12 The Bronx featured this heartwarming profile of Kirby Liriano, a former student at the Bronx Early Learning Center. Kirby is now a teacher and he's still learning from Marisol Morales, who taught him over 20 years ago.

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    Once a Member of the VOA Family, Always a Member

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Revisit this story about Nina, who found safety and family at VOA-GNY after leaving an abusive relationship.

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  • 734

    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®

  • 1,096

    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