• 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

    More than 350 guests gathered at this year's gala to celebrate the Spirit of the Founders Honorees David Matera and The OOH PITCH Team for their unparalleled generosity.

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    Celebrating A Rich History

    On March 8, 1896, Maud & Ballington Booth founded Volunteers of America and pledged to “go wherever we are needed, and do whatever comes to hand.” We are proud to carry on their legacy 121 years later.

    Learn More About Our Founders
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    The 2017 Operation Backpack® Campaign is Underway!

    Last 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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  • 771

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

  • 19,000

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

  • 1,293

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

  • 539

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

  • 95

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

  • 214

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