• Helping Individuals and Families

    overcome obstacles to living safe, healthy & productive lives

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  • Helping People Find Housing Stability

    Addressing the root causes of homelessness and building safe, permanent, supportive housing

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  • Operation Backpack®

    Provides nearly 20,000 new backpacks full of grade-specific supplies to the City's homeless children

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  • Offering Veterans and Their Families

    a continuum of care

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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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    Seeking Financial Underwriting for Operation Backpack®

    Thousands of school-age kids live in a NYC homeless shelter. With your support, we can help them begin the school year with the supplies they need to succeed in their classes.

    Become A Sponsor
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    Hiring NYS Certified Teachers

    We are looking to add to our amazing team of educators, aides, therapists and more, who are changing the lives of children with disabilities at our Bronx Early Learning Center.

    Join Our Team
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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.

    Start Planning for Operation Backpack® 2017
  • 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