In the News
August 21, 2019
Volunteers of America, Inc. announced its commitment to moral injury research and care on September 10, 2019 by unveiling a new campaign titled "The War Inside" in Times Square, coinciding with World Suicide Prevention Day.
August 29, 2019
VOA-GNY and Operation Backpack® were featured on the TODAY Show on Thursday, August 29, as key partners and hosts from the show helped pack the final 500 backpacks needed to fulfill this year's requests.
August 28, 2019
Volunteers of America-Greater New York celebrated the close of the 16th Operation Backpack® campaign by ringing The Closing Bell® at the NYSE.
May 1, 2019
Learn more about how you can volunteer as an individual or corporate group with various opportunities throughout the year.
December 4, 2018
Wells Fargo was the recipient of our 2018 Spirit of the Founders Award for leading the way in community engagement, and in particular, for supporting Operation Backpack®.
Stories of Impact
A team of tenants at Eden House, one of our supportive housing residences in the Bronx, took the initiative to spruce up their back garden. Read their inspiring story and learn how you can help them beautify their space.
Heaven and Solomon lived at our family shelter on the Upper West Side. Now, they have found permanent housing and Heaven is able have her own space to study and make art.
Lisa was diagnosed with HIV at 19 and struggled with addiction. With the constant support of our staff, she has been sober for nearly a year.
On the Issues
September 5, 2018
How does being homeless affect a child's education?
July 20, 2018
We care for young men and women who are aging out of the foster care system during this crucial period in their lives. This is our approach.
April 20, 2018
Each day, 10,000 Americans turn 65 years old. New York City’s senior population is growing larger, living longer, and getting poorer. Several factors are causing older adults to age into poverty and oftentimes homelessness.
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