Older Adults

Helping Older Adults Age with Dignity

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. Many do not have families able or willing to care for them. Many also have limited family involvement, if any. Volunteers of America is committed to helping older adults safely “age in place” with dignity and 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

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

Harborview Apartments

Harborview Apartments is a 14-story, 100-unit housing community located in Jersey City, New Jersey for low income seniors and the 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

"They're very nice. They try to help you...They respect me and I always respect them from the day I got here." - an East 12th Street resident about the VOA-GNY staff

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