Over the last 20 years, we've provided backpacks and school supplies to thousands of students living in homeless shelters across New York City. We rely 100% on support from the community to make it possible. Learn how you or your company can get involved in this year's milestone campaign.
What We Do
VOA-Greater New York is an anti-poverty organization working to end homelessness in the NY area by 2050.
Areas of Service
News and Events
Homeless vets need the structure, stability and support permanent housing provides: Op Ed
VOA-Greater New York's Director of Specialized Housing and Veterans Initiatives, Anddy Perdomo, details how New York City serves as a blueprint to end veteran homelessness in this op ed published by Stars & Stripes.
VOA-Greater New York Attends Second Rally for #JustPay
Staff, including President & CEO Myung Lee, showed up in force at the second #JustPay rally this year, joining a crowd of ~1,500 calling on Mayor Adams to include funding for a living wage and COLA for human services workers in the next budget.
Myung Lee Recognized on City & State's 2022 Power of Diversity: Asian 100 List
This list, published during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, identifies New York’s Asian American leaders from a wide range of backgrounds who are gaining political power and standing up for their communities.
individuals had a place to sleep in one of our shelters or housing programs
domestic violence survivors and their children found emergency housing as we guided them toward self-sufficiency
children began the school year more equipped to succeed thanks to Operation Backpack®
vets in our continuum of care, from homelessness prevention to permanent supportive housing
preschool children served by our Early Learning Center
at-risk youth find stability and support as we help them prepare for independent adulthood
older adults found a community in our affordable housing programs
adults living with HIV/AIDS received housing and other support services
youth aging out of foster care found stability and guidance
people with behavioral health or substance use issues received residential and other critical support