Older Adults

How We Help Older Adults

As they age, most adults prefer to remain in their own homes and communities, rather than move to nursing homes or other institutional settings. The individuals in our residences may not have this option as many of them have limited budgets or do not have families able or willing to care for them. We are committed to helping older adults age with dignity and retain access to a network of caregivers and other community support that keeps them engaged and not isolated.

We have two residences dedicated to the care of older adults:

East 12th Street SRO

East 12th Street is a 92-unit single room occupancy (SRO) residence in Manhattan providing permanent supportive housing to formerly homeless single adults and veterans age 55+. The residence provides safe, comfortable, low-cost housing and comprehensive on-site services. East 12th Street’s beautifully maintained rooftop garden is a lush green space for residents and is the perfect backdrop for social gatherings organized by the program’s staff.

Harborview Apartments

Harborview Apartments is a 14-story, 100-unit housing community located in Jersey City, New Jersey for seniors on limited income and individuals who are disabled. Residents enjoy the well-maintained grounds and the upper floors of the building which offer spectacular views of the Hudson River, Manhattan skyline, and the Statue of Liberty. Harborview Apartments is minutes away from New York City via a PATH station, and close to supermarkets, theaters, churches, a recreation center, and medical services. A service coordinator provides on-site case management, linkages to services in the community as needed, and recreational activities.

For more information, email harborviewapts@voa.org

"[The staff] are very nice and helpful. They respect me and I've always respected them from the day I got here."

- an East 12th Street resident

Watch a video where older adults describe the impact VOA-GNY has had on their lives: