Mental Health Services at VOA-Greater New York Receive Boost from Investors Foundation
A $10,000 grant will fund trauma-informed care training for employees at our New Jersey residential programs for adults with behavioral health issues.
(March 21, 2022 – NEW JERSEY) – VOA-Greater New York received a $10,000 grant from Investors Foundation to help further its work providing housing, health and wealth-building services to individuals experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.
The grant will specifically fund trauma-informed care training for 50-60 staff at VOA-Greater New York’s behavioral health programs in Northern New Jersey, enabling them to respond more effectively to the increasein clients with trauma stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.
All clients at these programs are living with mental health challenges, which have either caused or put them at risk of homelessness at some point in their life.
“This funding from Investors Foundation comes at a critical time,” says Myung Lee, President & CEO of VOA-Greater New York. “The pandemic has magnified and intensified the mental health needs of many of our clients, including the individuals at Maud House and our other Northern New Jersey behavioral health programs.”
A trauma-informed approach to care includes recognizing the impact of trauma and responding by integrating this knowledge into services, making every effort not to re-traumatize clients.
About Volunteers of America-Greater New York
Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-GNY) is an anti-poverty organization that aims to end homelessness in the Greater New York area by 2050 by providing housing, health and wealth-building services to our neighbors who are experiencing, or are at imminent risk of, homelessness. It is the local affiliate of the national organization, Volunteers of America, Inc., and one of the largest providers of human services in Greater New York. Founded in New York City in 1896, today VOA-Greater New York has 66 programs in New York City, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey.
About Investors Bank
Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $27 billion in assets and a network of more than 150 retail branches, Investors Bank delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors Bank’s services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses. Investors Bank. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.
About the Investors Foundation
Investors Bank created the Investors Foundation in 2005 to support the communities Investors Bank serves. Investors Foundation supports initiatives in the arts, youth development, health and human services, education and affordable housing. The Investors Foundation works to improve the lives of its neighbors and communities across the bank’s footprint. For more information, please visit: https://www.myinvestorsbank.com/Community/Investors-Foundation