• Serving Those Most in Need

    Helping thousands of men, women & children overcome obstacles to living safe, healthy & productive lives

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  • Veterans and Their Families

    Providing a continuum of care to our servicemen and women

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  • Helping People Find Housing Stability

    Addressing the root causes of homelessness

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Our service area includes the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau County, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey

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Uplifting All People

Volunteers of America has been at the forefront of social service since 1896, and today, is one of the largest nonprofit developers and providers of affordable housing in the country.

News and Events

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    A New York Winter's Eve Gala

    Join us for our 21st annual gala, A New York Winter's Eve, at The Plaza on Dec 12 as we celebrate our honorees David Matera and OOH PITCH for their tremendous support! Check out our auction here: https://501auctions.com/voawinterseve

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    Holiday Gift Drives

    Brighten the holidays and ensure that children and older adults in need celebrate the season with a special gift. Your generosity can make a difference!

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    Operation Backpack 2016 Was a Success!

    This year's Operation Backpack, NYC's largest back-to-school drive, distributed close to 19,000 filled backpacks to ensure our most vulnerable students started the school year prepared.

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  • 1,000

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

  • 19,400

    children began the school year confident and prepared thanks to Operation BackpackĀ®

  • 1,000

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

  • 700

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

  • 82

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

  • 850

    older adults are safely aging in place in their community with our support