Our Impact--New

For nearly 125 years, Volunteers of America has served Greater New York's most vulnerable men, women, and children. Our programs impact tens of thousands of lives each year in New York City, Northern New Jersey, and Westchester County.

Client Stories

Our clients inspire us, let them do the same for you.

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    Sasha Finds Stability at VOA-GNY

    Sasha found stability and direction with the help of our staff at our Independent Living Program in New Jersey. Learn how she turned her life around.

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    Burt & Barbara

    For individuals like Burt and Barbara, Volunteers of America has afforded them the opportunity to gain their much deserved independence and to enjoy a life of dignity, richness, and, in their case, love.

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    From Homelessness to a Master's Degree

    John was able to get his Master's degree from Columbia with help from VOA-GNY and The Home Depot Foundation.

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Watch Now
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    How to Thank a Veteran

    Show your gratitude to vets year-round with these five tips.

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    This is Why We Do What We Do

    Current and former clients discuss the impact VOA-GNY has had on their lives.

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    VOA Recognizes Three Individuals for Their Community Support

    In 2017 Operation Backpack® gave 18,000 homeless children full backpacks for the first day of school. We recognized three individuals who provided extraordinary support toward this accomplishment.


On the Issues

Get familiar with the topics affecting our clients and your community

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Meet Our Experts

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    Brian Bardell. AVP of NYC Specialized Housing & Veterans Initiatives

    "Moral injury is a normal human response to perpetrating, failing to prevent, witnessing, or hearing about acts or events that violate conscience and challenge an individual’s core moral foundations."

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    Noelle Withers, AVP, NYC Housing Services

    "For many Americans, the word “homeless” evokes a snapshot of a transient individual, but in reality, the picture of homelessness in America today is a family portrait."

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    Ana Rolon, Director of Domestic Violence Services

    "Violence breeds violence and the only way to combat violence is by minimizing the trauma that is such a large contributor."

Our staff is incredibly knowledgeable about the issues that affect our clients. Now you have access to their expertise too.