Video Stories

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  • This is Why We Do What We Do

    Current and former clients discuss the impact VOA-GNY has had on their lives.

  • A Family Finds a Home

    With the help of Volunteers of America, a mother and her three daughters exit the NYC shelter system for a beautiful home to call their own

  • Meet Didi

    Didi and his mother came to Volunteers of America looking for shelter. Now they have an apartment of their own, and the support of their VOA family.

  • Burt and Barbara

    For individuals like Burt and Barbara, Volunteers of America has afforded them the opportunity to gain their much deserved independence and to enjoy a life of dignity, richness, and, in their case, love.

  • McRae Family Profile

    After living in a family shelter for a time, they now live independently, happily and successfully on their own.

  • Everyday Miracles

    A collection of Volunteers of America-Greater New York success stories.

  • Nico's story

    "When he graduated, he was able to speak in full sentences, he was able to eat, do the alphabet, put his sneakers on, put his shirt on. He went in as one person, and came out a different person. What we knew was inside him was brought out." - Bobby Germano, father of Nico, a former student of the Staten Island Early Learning Center.

  • Max Feller

    A few years after his mother passed away, Max's life became unstable and unsafe, and he was removed from his father's care. It is estimated that 50% of children who've been through the foster care system will become unemployed, homeless, incarcerated, or fall prey to the risks of violence and abuse on the streets. Volunteers of America makes sure that hundreds of young people like Max transcend that possibility.

  • Restoring Hope - Meet David

    From 25 Years on the Street to an Apartment of His Own

  • Meet Tyree and Jiray

    Tyree and Jiray arrived at Nia House, a Volunteers of America-Greater New York supportive housing residence for at-risk youth, as they were about to age out of foster care. With the guidance of staff, both young men preparing for the transition to mature, independent adulthood.