Our Impact

Stories to Read

  • Living His Dream

    From the time he was a child growing up in Spanish Harlem, Benny learned to do what was needed to

    From the time he was a child growing up in Spanish Harlem, Benny learned to do what was needed to survive. When an injury prevented him from working and he became homeless, he found a place to sleep in exchange for his help cleaning. But it's been a long time since Benny has had a home, a place of his own—until he moved into East Clarke Place Senior Residence.

  • 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

    Tiffany "aged out" of foster care at nineteen. Not ready to live on her own, she was transferred

    Tiffany "aged out" of foster care at nineteen. Not ready to live on her own, she was transferred to an independent living program. At first, she struggled to adjust in the program and clashed with other youth. But her case manager saw potential in Tiffany and helped give her a second chance.

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.