Watch this video about David, a formerly homeless veteran who thrived while in our care:
How We Support Veterans
Volunteers of America has been serving veterans since World War I. The Greater New York affiliate supports more than 1,300 veterans each year, and is the largest provider 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 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:
- Emergency housing for homeless veterans directly discharged from VA hospitals
- Safe haven emergency shelters
- Transitional supportive housing
- Permanent supportive housing
- Rental assistance
- Legal services
- Vocational training and job placement
- Veteran peer support programs
Veterans may enter the continuum of care at any point. If you know veteran who is homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless, call 855-2000-VOA or email VOA4Vets@voa-gny.org
"VOA was like a breath of fresh air. The staff and volunteers assisted me with reaching my personal milestones. I am eternally grateful." -John Saunders, a formerly homeless veteran who now has his master's degree from Columbia University.