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

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Featured Highlights

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    Here is what you helped accomplish in 2019

    Volunteers of America, with your support, helps more than 6,000 impoverished children, at-risk youth, homeless families, veterans, low-income seniors and individuals struggling with mental health and addiction issues move toward a better future. But we do not do it alone.

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    Share Your Blessings

    Your Caring Gift can bring joy and hope to a family in need by providing them food, shelter, an education, independent living, and a second chance. Your donation at this time will make a real difference in the lives of the people we serve and make a positive impact in our community.

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    Leslie's Story

    At just 6 years old, Leslie was already struggling with school. She wasn’t doing her homework or following instructions from her teachers. Once she started attending the After School and School-Age Summer Camp Programs at the Volunteers of America Children’s Center she was able to turn everything around.

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  • 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.