• Not Every American Lives the American Dream

    This is Why We Do What We Do™

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  • Children's Center - A Continuum of Care

    Early Childhood Development is Greatest in the First Three Years of Life

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  • Camp HEROES

    Molding relationships between Rochester's youth and law enforcement

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  • It's More Than Just Clothes

    It's Confidence - Donate to the Working Wardrobe Today

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Proudly serving Upstate New York


Our Mission

Empowering people in our community to rise out of poverty and move toward self-reliance.

Featured Highlights

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    10th Annual National Suit Drive

    During the month of July, Volunteers of America Upstate New York is partnering with The Men's Wearhouse for the 10th annual National Suit Drive, the nation's largest collection of gently used business attire for men.

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    Camp HEROES 2017

    This free, weeklong summer camp gives preteens from the City of Rochester a chance to experience camping and enjoy fun, healthy activities such as rock-climbing, fishing, archery, and zip-lining.

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    Strike Out Poverty

    This baseball season, Volunteers of America once again is partnering with the Rochester Red Wings to “Strike Out Poverty.”

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  • 6,000

    people served in Upstate New York each year

  • 2,000,000

    people VOA serves nationally

  • 360

    children at Children's Center each day

  • 102,000

    nights of shelter provided each year

  • 178,000

    meals served each year