WHO WE ARE
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 City, Northern 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.
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