• Operation Backpack® Sort Weeks are Underway!

    There is still time to contribute by donating to the campaign. Help us reach our goal of 20,000 backpacks!

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  • Unconditional Support

    The patient and adamant staff in our supportive housing helped Lisa get clean after her battles with addiction and homelessness.

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  • The Love of a Family

    The support that the Harrell family received at our transitional family shelter has helped Heaven excel in school.

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  • Leave No One Behind

    Edwin and Derek are graduates of Battle Buddy Bridge®, our innovative program that trains vets to be peer specialists.

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News and Events

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    Hundreds of Corporate and Community Partners Garner Support for Operation Backpack® 2019

    Nearly 300 partners, including out-of-home advertising firms and the NYPD Transit Bureau, are helping to ensure that 20,000 homeless NYC children go back to school with the supplies they need.

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    Operation Backpack® 2019 Featured on CBS2

    CBS2 shares a behind-the-scenes look at Operation Backpack® 2019 Sort Week and the partners and volunteers that are making it all possible.

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    "New York Post" Highlights the Story and Impact of Operation Backpack®

    Founded 16 years ago by Rachel Weinstein, VOA-GNY's Vice President of Communications & External Relations, Operation Backpack® continues to positively impact students experiencing homelessness.

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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.

  • 734

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

  • 20,000

    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