Over the last 20 years, we've provided backpacks and school supplies to thousands of students living in homeless shelters across New York City. We rely 100% on support from the community to make it possible. Learn how you or your company can get involved in this year's milestone campaign.
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
News and Events
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.
Moving Street Homeless New Yorkers into Housing: VOA-Greater New York Quoted by CityLimits
Noelle Withers, SVP of Programs at VOA-Greater New York, joins other housing advocates in sharing what it would take for a Housing First approach to be effectively implemented in New York City.
Pride month is a time for reflection on homelessness in the LGBTQ+ community: Op-Ed by Sandra Márquez
Almost half of all homeless youth in NYC identify as LGBTQ+. VOA-Greater New York's Assistant Vice President of NYC Housing Services outlines the two-pronged approach the city can take to address the crisis in this op-ed published by amNY.
individuals had a place to sleep in one of our shelters or housing programs
domestic violence survivors and their children found emergency housing as we guided them toward self-sufficiency
children began the school year more equipped to succeed thanks to Operation Backpack®
vets in our continuum of care, from homelessness prevention to permanent supportive housing
preschool children served by our Early Learning Center
at-risk youth find stability and support as we help them prepare for independent adulthood
older adults found a community in our affordable housing programs
adults living with HIV/AIDS received housing and other support services
youth aging out of foster care found stability and guidance
people with behavioral health or substance use issues received residential and other critical support