• 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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  • Offering Safety and Stability to Families

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

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  • Supporting Family Reunification

    Housed and healthy, Jacob reconnected with family after several years of silence.

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  • Preparing Homeless Students for Success

    Operation Backpack® provides nearly 20,000 new backpacks full of grade-specific supplies to NYC's homeless children.

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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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    2017 Annual Report

    Learn about what we've accomplished in the past year along with compelling client stories where you can meet a veteran participating in our new Spiritual Resiliency Training, a mother leaving an abusive relationship to create a better life for her family, and a man whose inner-light was reignited after reconnecting with his family.

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    Create Your Operation Backpack® Fundraising Team Today!

    We're gearing up for Operation Backpack® 2018 and so can you! Register your team now to be a part of this vital, city-wide campaign to provide brand new backpacks, full of supplies to children who are homeless.

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    How to Make a Paper Flower Bouquet

    Moms are often our biggest champions, whether we’re eight or 68. Show appreciation for all the "mothers" in your lives in six easy steps. Please support the deserving moms in our care by making a donation to VOA-GNY in honor of your own mother.

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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