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  • July 20, 2018

    The Vulnerabilities of Aging Out of Foster Care

    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

    Catching Up with New York's Aging Population

    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.

  • February 21, 2018

    The Facts on Teen Dating Violence

    Learn about teen dating violence and how VOA-GNY helps survivors in need by providing adequate resources and safety plans.

Client Stories

  • Once a Member of the VOA Family, Always a Member

    Nina came to us when she left her abusive relationship. She kept coming back because she found safety and family at VOA.

  • This Veteran Found Comfort Among His Peers

    Rick, a Marine Corps veteran and three-time Purple Heart recipient, has struggled with Post-Traumatic Stress since leaving the service in 1972. Through support from his peers, and vice versa, he's starting to feel the weight lifting off of his shoulders.

  • Learning to Fly

    Since coming to VOA, Jacob has gotten a job, traveled across the country, and is working on getting his drivers license, all while learning how to manage both an intellectual disability and a mental illness.


  • Operation Backpack® on Fox 5

    Fox 5 New York profiles Operation Backpack® featuring interviews with VOA-GNY President and CEO Tere Pettitt and backpack recipient 11 year old Heaven.

  • How to Make a Paper Flower Bouquet

    Moms are often our biggest champions, whether we’re eight or 68. This year, you can show appreciation for all the "mothers" in your lives in six easy steps.

  • February 7, 2018

    How to Thank a Veteran

    Here are five ways to show a veteran that you appreciate their service.

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