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Stories to Read

  • Together as a Family, Always

    All Kelvin ever wanted was to be with his children—even when that meant entering shelter to stay

    All Kelvin ever wanted was to be with his children—even when that meant entering shelter to stay together. The support he found at VOA-Greater New York's family shelter in Bushwick, Brooklyn was all that he could hope for and more, as he worked to get his family back on its feet.

  • A Second Chance

    To commemorate National Foster Care Day, we’re shining a light on VOA-GNY's independent living

    To commemorate National Foster Care Day, we’re shining a light on VOA-GNY's independent living programs for young adults in Northern New Jersey. Youth aging out of foster care are at the highest risk of becoming homeless during their transition into adulthood. “I landed in a good place because I had someone in my life that didn’t give up on me,” says Tiffany, who, with the help of her VOA-Greater New York case manager, is on her way to becoming fully independent after aging out of foster care.

  • Lonely No More

    Judy served with the US Navy. After being discharged, she lived comfortably with her parents for

    Judy served with the US Navy. After being discharged, she lived comfortably with her parents for many years. But when they both passed away, she found herself with nowhere to go. It wasn't until she arrived at VOA-GNY's East 12th Street residence for older adults that she once again found comfort and companionship.

Videos to Watch

  • Coming Home

    For nearly 125 years, VOA-Greater New York has been providing a home to those without one. Now,

    For nearly 125 years, VOA-Greater New York has been providing a home to those without one. Now, through our latest development—East Clarke Place Senior Residence—we will provide supportive housing to another 122 older adults in need.

  • This is Why We Do What We Do

    See how VOA-Greater New York has impacted the lives of Carmelita and her family, Robert and

    See how VOA-Greater New York has impacted the lives of Carmelita and her family, Robert and Michael.

  • Max's Story

    A few years after his mother passed away, Max was removed from his father's care and placed into

    A few years after his mother passed away, Max was removed from his father's care and placed into foster care. At VOA-Greater New York, he found the support and stability he needed to prepare for mature, independent adulthood.