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

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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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  • 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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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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    Save the Date!

    This year's gala will be held on Monday, December 3rd at The Plaza. We'd love to see you there! Click on the button below for more information.

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    This Former Student and His Teacher Are Now Colleagues at the BELC

    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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    The Impact of Homelessness on Education

    Through Operation Backpack®, we provide thousands of backpacks to children in need throughout New York City. Learn why we do it, and the affect that homelessness can have on a child.

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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