About Us

Serving the Most Vulnerable

Our Mission Statement

Volunteers of America is a national, faith-based human services organization. We are dedicated to helping individuals and families in need create positive and lasting change through social service programs that support and empower them to live safe, healthy and productive lives.

Who We Are

Founded in New York City in 1896, Volunteers of America is one of the nation's oldest, largest and most respected human services organizations, serving 1.5 million people in 46 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico every year.

Volunteers of America-Greater New York is one of the largest affiliates of the national organization, with more than 80 programs and 1,300 staff in the metropolitan New York area, Westchester and Nassau Counties, and Northern New Jersey.

Skilled and dedicated staff, and generous corporate and individual community partners, help tens of thousands of people in need every year. Whether the assistance is short-term, like case management and temporary shelter, or more long-term like permanent supportive housing, we have the commitment, experience and relationships necessary to provide high quality, comprehensive services to a wide range of people in need:

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