• Sponsor A Camper

    Be a hero for kids in need this summer

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  • Hope Begins Here Tours

    Do you have an hour to learn how to fight poverty?

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  • Children's Center

    Now celebrating 20 years of childcare and education for children in its current location!

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  • Strikeout Poverty

    Watch baseball while you improve your community

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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.

Proudly serving Upstate New York


Featured Highlights

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    Camp HEROES

    Campers are given the invaluable opportunity to build relationships with first responders who volunteer as camp counselors and teach life skills at a critical time for learning and molding perceptions.

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    You Put Leslie On the Path to Success

    At just 6 years old, Leslie was already struggling with school. 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. Click below to read more.

    Read Her Story
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    Strike Out Poverty

    A fun way to follow your favorite baseball team and support your community. Every time a Rochester Red Wings pitcher strikes someone out you can make a donation to VOA! Click below to learn more.

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  • 4,000

    people served in Upstate New York each year

  • 9,085

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

  • 2,000

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

  • 350

    children at Children's Center each day

  • 102,000

    nights of shelter provided each year

  • 178,000

    meals served each year

  • 100%

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