• 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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    Operation Backpack 2016 is Underway!

    This year's Operation Backpack, NYC's largest back-to-school drive, is now underway and we need your help to ensure our most vulnerable students start the school year prepared.

    Let's Get Packing!
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    A Family Finds a Home

    See one family's story of resilience, and how VOA-GNY helped them leave the shelter system behind for a home of their own

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    ABC7NY Spotlights Operation Backpack

    ABC7NY's Michelle Charlesworth took the time to speak with Rachel Weinstein, Operation Backpack Founder and Paige Davis, Operation Backpack Spokesperson about our 2016 campaign.

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  • 1,000

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

  • 19,400

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

  • 1,000

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

  • 700

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

  • 82

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

  • 850

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