In the News
June 16, 2019
The Harrell family, former residents at the Regent Family Residence, discuss their journey from homelessness to an apartment of their own.
June 15, 2019
Now through July 7, you can donate to Operation Backpack® when you check out at any NYC or Long Island Walgreens or Duane Reade store.
June 12, 2019
Wendy Williams, Paige Davis Among Supporters of 2019 Operation Backpack® Campaign, Now in its 16th Year
Volunteers of America-Greater New York held its annual Operation Backpack® Kickoff Breakfast on Wednesday, June 5 in The Oak Room at The Plaza, with nearly 80 partners in attendance — making it the most well-attended kickoff breakfast to date.
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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