Volunteers of America Greater New York

135 West 50th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10020


Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-Greater New York) is an anti-poverty organization with a rich 125-year history of serving our neighbors in need. Our vision is fueled by our experience as a leading provider of services to families and individuals experiencing homelessness in the greater New York area. Through 66 programs located in New York CityNorthern New Jersey, and Westchester County—including emergency shelters, transitional housing, and permanent supportive housing—we deliver services to more than 11,000 adults and children annually. We are also the largest provider of residential services for veterans within a coalition that has virtually ended chronic homelessness for veterans in New York City.


VOA-Greater New York has been helping those in need in our communities since 1896. We operate more than 60 programs in New York City, Westchester County, and Northern New Jersey. We serve tens of thousands of our most vulnerable neighbors each year by providing housing, health, and wealth-building services to our neighbors who are experiencing or are at imminent risk of, homelessness.


Providing a continuum of housing programs that can meet people where they are.

Successful therapy. Young female client having consultation with psychologist, grateful for professional help at clinic. Happy black lady speaking with her psychotherapist, solving emotional problem

Domestic Violence

Providing a safe haven and preparing survivors and their families to live a life free of violence.


Providing housing, employment, health and other reintegration support.

Children with Developmental Delays

Educating and preparing young students to reach their full potential.

Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

Providing tools and resources for greater independence in residential settings in the community.

Volunteering for the Community

At-Risk Youth

Helping Youth in-care successfully transition to mature, independent adulthood.

Behavioral Health and Substance Use

Supporting people with mental illness and substance use disorders.


Providing housing and supportive services for men and women living with HIV/AIDS.

Senior Adult Man Doing Yardwork

Older Adults

Offering supportive housing to ensure residents live safely and engaged in the community.

Volunteers of America Greater New York

Didi—now a senior in college—is a former resident of our family shelter on the Upper West Side. Hear how VOA-Greater New York and Operation Backpack® made an impact on his life.

Watch Didi’s Story

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