In the News
April 10, 2019
Roselynn Frempong is a teacher at the Bronx Early Learning Center, the Pre-K that she attended as a child.
February 25, 2019
Watch the children living at our family shelter on the Upper West Side as they experience their newly renovated recreation rooms for the first time, courtesy of the Bright Horizons Foundation and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.
January 23, 2019
Volunteers of America-Greater New York to Participate in Annual Census of Street Homeless Individuals
More than 30 VOA-GNY staff members will be surveying neighborhoods to help give an accurate "point-in-time" count of individuals who may be sleeping outdoors on that night.
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®.
September 17, 2018
THANK YOU for helping 20,000 children who live in New York City shelters go back to school with new, full backpacks, excited and ready to learn!
Stories of Impact
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.
Edwin and Derek are friends and graduates of Battle Buddy Bridge®, our innovative program that trains veterans to be peer counselors.
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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