Thank you to everyone who joined us at Locust Hill Country Club for a great day of golf! More than $100,000 was raised to help homeless families, at-risk children, frail seniors, and struggling veterans served by VOA. A HUGE thank you to the Fuchs Family for being the Presenting Sponsors for this year's tournament! We are truly appreciative of their contributions over the years and their commitment to those in need in our community.
Volunteers of America (VOA) provides long-term solutions to homelessness, poverty, addiction, education and criminal behavior through more than 34 different programs and services in our community. Since 1896, VOA has touched the lives of more than 1 million people across Upstate New York - from homeless families and individuals, to frail seniors, struggling veterans, impoverished children, men and women who have been incarcerated, and those recovering from addiction.
You Can Help #StrikeOutPoverty
Join VOA and the Rochester Red Wings as we #StrikeOutPoverty! Every time a Red Wings pitcher strikes out an opposing hitter this season, Citizens will make a donation to VOA. All funds raised through our Strike Out Poverty campaign directly supports VOA's life-saving services.
VOA Recognized As Level Up Champion
A Level Up Champion is an employer that has taken the first step toward wage equity by instituting a $15 or higher starting wage within their organization. This commitment demonstrates their investment in their employees and is one way they are doing their part to address poverty in the Greater Rochester Area. VOA is proud to be recognized as a Level Up Champion!
Serving Americas Most Vulnerable & Overlooked Populations
Since 1896, VOA has worked to address the complex challenges of poverty and homelessness by providing more than 34 programs and services that empower people to become self-reliant and reach their full potential.
OUR 3 KEY AREAS OF SERVICE
VOA offers a continuum of housing programs and services: emergency shelters, supportive housing, housing for seniors, housing for veterans, rapid re-housing, rental assistance, and a residential reentry center. We believe the key to addressing homelessness is providing a continuum of support services (in addition to housing and food) to help people develop more stable, self-sufficient lives.
Our nationally accredited center has grown into one of the largest providers of early childhood programming within the city of Rochester. The center serves more than 500 children and families on an annual basis and provides such additional support services as a full-time registered nurse, on-site dental care, family development services, on-going parent training, full-day care, and disability supports for children with special needs.
VOA provides reentry programs in Rochester and Binghamton that change lives. Our Residential Reentry Center and Community-Based Residential Programs help adults transition from incarceration and get a fresh start. The services we provide include: housing, specialized case management, employment assistance, and life skills training to help people develop positive, self-reliant lives.
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parent satisfaction rate for the overall quality of our programs at our Children's Center.