How We Support Veterans
Volunteers of America has been helping veterans from as far back as the Civil War who are struggling to reintegrate into civilian life. The Greater New York affiliate supports more than 700 veterans each year, and is one of the largest providers of residential services for veterans in New York City. We offer a continuum of care to veterans who are homeless and those at imminent risk of becoming homeless that is congruent with the high level of support and respect these men and women deserve.
We are sensitive to the complex and individual struggles of veterans and provide a full range of services focusing on both acute and long-term issues — from crisis intervention and counseling, to budget and money management, housing, employment counseling, and recreation. Our program staff also coordinate primary medical care services, including mental health and substance use disorder treatment for clients. Our network of support helps veterans overcome the barriers that prevent them from living stable, secure lives.
Our continuum of care for veterans includes:
November 11 is Veterans Day
While VOA-Greater New York honors the sacrifice of veterans every day, we pay special tribute each November on Veterans Day, giving thanks to those who served our country.