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Our Mission

We empower people in our community to rise out of poverty, move toward self-reliance, and reach their full potential.

Important Highlights

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    Rochester Business Journal Announces VOA's Angela Harbin as "COVID-19 Hero"

    VOA’s Angela Harbin was announced as a winner in the COVID-19 Heroes category by the Rochester Business Journal! Angie is being honored for her exceptional efforts to ensure that the vulnerable people served by VOA’s programs had the resources they needed throughout the pandemic—such as safe shelter, nutritious meals and other essential support services. Congrats Angie!

    View the List of Winners
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    Save the Date for our 2020 Golf Tournament

    The official date for our upcoming golf tournament is Monday, September 21 and we are back again at Locust Hill Country Club! Planning is underway for a great day of golf. The schedule to be determined with the health and safety of our supporters in mind, and we will continue to update you with details as information becomes available.

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    Our Response to the Pandemic Made Front Page of the News

    VOA made the front page news of the Rochester Business Journal for our quick and innovative response to the coronavirus pandemic! You can read the story by clicking the button below. Velvet Spicer reports on our numerous services remaining open and operating, and the way we were able to adapt to the restrictions implemented due to the virus to help those we serve amidst the crisis.

    Read the Story
  • 102,000

    nights of shelter provided each year

  • 9,085

    number of hours of volunteering from 231 volunteers in fiscal year 2018.

  • 6,000

    people served in Upstate New York each year

  • 2,000

    families helped on a path to stability and permanent housing through our Guest House family shelter.

  • 360

    children at Children's Center each day

  • 178,000

    meals served each year

  • 100%

    parent satisfaction rate for the overall quality of our programs at our Children's Center.