Watch this video about David, a formerly homeless veteran who thrived under our care:
Veterans and Their Families
Providing a continuum of care to our servicemen and women
How We Support Veterans
Since World War I, Volunteers of America has been serving veterans. 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 New York City's homeless veterans and those at imminent risk of becoming homeless that is congruent with the high level of support and respect these men and women deserve.
Keeping in mind the sensitivity to the complex and individual struggles of veterans, we 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. The staff also coordinates primary medical care services, including mental health and substance use disorder treatment. Our network of support helps veterans overcome the barriers that stand between them and 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
Veterans may enter the continuum of care at any point. If you know a homeless or at-risk veteran call 855-2000-VOA or email VOA4Vets@voa-gny.org
"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.