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    Family homelessness in NYC is unexpectedly surging.

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    Benny found a home at East Clarke Place Senior Residence

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    See the impact you helped make in 2021. Our annual report is here.

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What We Do

VOA-Greater New York is an anti-poverty organization working to end homelessness in the NY area by 2050.

Areas of Service

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    We develop housing that provides affordable opportunities for clients moving out of homelessness and poverty.

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    We provide health services that will support our clients in their transition from homelessness to a life of independence and resilience.

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    We develop programs and services that train, assist and support clients working to build wealth and self-sufficiency.

We have programs across New York City, Westchester County & Northern New Jersey.

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News and Events

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    VOA-Greater New York and Operation Backpack® Featured on CBS Evening News

    Family shelter client, Krystal, and her son share how it feels to receive a backpack through Operation Backpack®. The segment features VOA-Greater New York board member Paige Davis and program director Anton Nimblett.

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    "Naloxbox" Initiative Launched at VOA-Greater New York Shelter in Westchester County

    Westchester County launched its new "Naloxbox" program at VOA-Greater New York's Grasslands Shelter. The initiative equips shelters in the area with easily-accessible doses of Naloxone to help prevent opioid overdose deaths. The event was covered by The Examiner News.

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    East Clarke Place Senior Residence Named 2022 Readers' Choice Finalist

    Affordable Housing Finance has identified VOA-Greater New York's newest senior residence as a finalist in the Seniors category—one of 36 developments to be recognized across 10 categories.

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  • 9,511

    individuals had a place to sleep in one of our shelters or housing programs

  • 353

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

  • 15,000

    children began the school year more equipped to succeed thanks to Operation Backpack®

  • 744

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

  • 212

    preschool children served by our Early Learning Center

  • 55

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

  • 1,978

    older adults found a community in our affordable housing programs

  • 227

    adults living with HIV/AIDS received housing and other support services

  • 62

    youth aging out of foster care found stability and guidance

  • 548

    people with behavioral health or substance use issues received residential and other critical support