Stories

A Community Called Home

Bronx native Lenny, 67, experienced years of housing insecurity. VOA-GNY’s East Clarke Place Senior Residence finally provided him a home.

Cooking Up a Fresh Start

While living on the street, John, a U.S. Navy veteran, picked up restaurant work whenever he could. VOA-GNY provided him with permanent supportive housing and the resources to thrive and fulfill his dream of becoming a chef. Now he’s getting ready to open his own restaurant.

Together as a Family, Always

All Kelvin ever wanted was to be with his children—even when that meant entering shelter to stay together. The support he found at VOA-Greater New York’s family shelter in Bushwick, Brooklyn was all that he could hope for and more, as he worked to get his family back on its feet.

A Second Chance

Tiffany “aged out” of foster care at nineteen. Not ready to live on her own, she was transferred to an independent living program. At first, she struggled to adjust in the program and clashed with other youth. But her case manager saw potential in Tiffany and helped give her a second chance.

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