• Operation Backpack® Fulfills Every Shelter Request

    The 2019 campaign distributed 19,000 backpacks to children living in NYC homeless shelters

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  • Unconditional Support

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

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  • The Love of a Family

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

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  • 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

News and Events

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    VOA Announces Commitment to Moral Injury Research and Care with Times Square Event

    Volunteers of America, Inc. announced its commitment to moral injury research and care on September 10, 2019 by unveiling a new campaign titled "The War Inside" in Times Square, coinciding with World Suicide Prevention Day.

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    Operation Backpack® Volunteers Pack 2019 Campaign's Final 500 Backpacks on TODAY Show

    VOA-GNY and Operation Backpack® were featured on the TODAY Show on Thursday, August 29, as key partners and hosts from the show helped pack the final 500 backpacks needed to fulfill this year's requests.

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    VOA-GNY Rings the NYSE Closing Bell to Mark the 16th Operation Backpack® Campaign

    Volunteers of America-Greater New York marked the 16th year of its Operation Backpack® campaign by ringing The Closing Bell® at the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, August 29.

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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.

  • 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