• Supporting Students in Need

    Operation Backpack® 2018 is underway! Find out how to donate, fundraise, or fill a backpack.

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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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    The Vulnerabilities of Aging Out of Foster Care

    We care for young men and women who are aging out of the foster care system during a crucial period in their lives. Our Assistant Vice President of Northern New Jersey Community Support and Behavioral Health, Thea Jandzio, talks about our approach.

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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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  • #OBPFirstDay

    Be Part of the #OBPFirstDay Campaign!

    Support Operation Backpack® by sharing a favorite “First Day of School” photo on social media using the hashtag #OBPFirstDay, and our generous partner The Weeks Lerman Group will donate $2 to the campaign for every photo shared!

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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