On the Issues

Volunteers of America-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.

  • 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 oftentimes 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.