On the Issues
VOA-Greater New York is proud to employ staff who are seasoned and well-versed in their areas of expertise. Their wealth of knowledge enhances the quality of our programs, enabling us to better serve the individuals and families in our care. In this section, our qualified experts dissect some of the issues that affect the work that we do every day.
The Realities of Homelessness and Substance Use
For individuals struggling with substance use disorders, especially while also experiencing homelessness, the road to recovery is not always straight.
A Little Every Month Means a Lot More Than You Think
While much of the work we do is government-funded, support from the community (especially regular giving) can help make the biggest impact when it comes to ending homelessness.
April 26, 2022
Connecting the Dots Between Poverty and Autism
Individuals with autism can lead successful and independent lives, but early intervention is key and where a child grows up could make all the difference.
September 5, 2018
The Impact of Homelessness on Education
Homelessness can affect more than a child's grades and the impact can last long after they leave the shelter.
July 20, 2018
The Vulnerabilities of Aging Out of Foster Care
Learn about how we care for young men and women who are aging out of the foster care system during this crucial period in their lives.
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 homelessness.
February 21, 2018
The Facts on Teen Dating Violence
Through VOA-GNY’s domestic violence programs, we can help teen survivors in need by providing adequate resources and safety plans.
January 16, 2018
The Picture of Homelessness is a Family Portrait
For many Americans, the word “homeless” evokes a snapshot of a transient individual, but in reality, the picture of homelessness in America today is a family portrait.
December 15, 2017
What is Moral Injury and How Can VOA Help?
AVP of Veterans' Initiatives Brian Bardell paints a picture of what moral injury is and what our organization is doing to treat it.