"VOA was like a breath of fresh air. VOA staff and volunteers assisted me with reaching my personal milestones. I am eternally grateful.”
-John Saunders, a formerly homeless veteran who now has his Masters degree from Columbia University (read full story below).
How We Support Veterans
Since World War I, Volunteers of America has provided direct services to veterans. We continue this legacy by offering a continuum of care to New York City's homeless veterans and those at imminent risk of becoming homeless, providing the support and respect these men and women need and deserve.
Volunteers of America-Greater New York serves more than 1,300 veterans each year, and is the largest provider of residential services for veterans in New York City.
Our support helps veterans overcome the barriers that stand between them and stable, secure lives. In addition to addressing their housing needs, we provide a full range of services focusing on both acute and long-term issues, from crisis intervention and counseling, to budget management, employment counseling and recreation. With sensitivity to the complex and individual struggles of veterans, staff also coordinates primary medical care, including mental health and substance use disorder treatment.
We hire veterans.Browse our job openings.