Stories

  • April 26, 2018

    Once a Member of the VOA Family, Always a Member

    Nina came to us when she left her abusive relationship. She kept coming back because she found safety and family at VOA.

  • April 26, 2018

    This Veteran Found Comfort Among His Peers

    Rick, a Marine Corps veteran and three-time Purple Heart recipient, has struggled with Post-Traumatic Stress since leaving the service in 1972. Through support from his peers, and vice versa, he's starting to feel the weight lifting off of his shoulders.

  • April 26, 2018

    Learning to Fly

    Since coming to VOA, Jacob has gotten a job, traveled across the country, and is working on getting his drivers license, all while learning how to manage both an intellectual disability and a mental illness.

  • November 9, 2017

    How One Gift Can Make a Difference

    Michele Savino, Director of Residential Services for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities on Staten Island provides insight on the importance of Burt and Barbara's Gifts of the Heart for her residents.

  • January 21, 2016

    Sasha Finds Stability at VOA-GNY

    Sasha found stability and direction with the help of Volunteers of America. Learn how she turned her life around.

  • March 3, 2015

    A Journey Toward Recovery

    Dan's life has been touched by addiction multiple times, but thanks to one of our programs he was able to get a fresh start.

  • January 30, 2015

    David's Story

    Meet David, a man with his own set of challenges that doesn't hold him back from improving himself and building relationships.

  • January 30, 2015

    Meet Andy

    One man's struggle with mental illness, substance abuse and homelessness.

  • January 13, 2015

    From Homelessness to a Master's Degree

    This veteran was able to get his Master's degree with help from VOA-GNY and The Home Depot Foundation.

  • January 13, 2015

    Helping a Female Vet Rebuild Her Life

    When Grace's health took a turn, VOA-GNY was there to help with whatever she needed.