Your donation will help the individuals and families struggling to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.


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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    Success in School - VOA Children's Center

    VOA is offering both on-site and virtual learning options for our Pre-K program for 3- and 4-year-olds. This program is free for eligible families, and is located at Lake Avenue on a major RTS bus route. Our nationally accredited Children's Center offers high-quality, certified teaching staff and a safe learning environment to ensure your child stays on track for success in school!

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    Donate Your Unwanted Vehicle to Help VOA

    Help Make A Difference! Donate your vehicle to Volunteers of America. We will take care of pick up and your tax deduction - all you need to do is provide the title! It's super easy. Just call 833-300-5737 or visit to learn more.

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    Emergency Family Shelter Renovation

    A 15-year-old Boy Scout in Mendon's Troop 105, Noah Adams, visited the Volunteers of America's emergency family shelter and volunteered to renovate the kids' playroom for his Eagle Scout project. "It's very important to me that kids can be kids and they can have a safe and fun place to play and be themselves," he said. "It was a great learning experience and it will bring a lot of joy to the kids who are in a difficult time in their lives," said Noah.

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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.