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  • Children's Center

    Childcare and education for children 6 weeks through 12 years old

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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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    Mardi Bras

    Mardi Bras is a campaign to collect feminine hygiene products for the women and girls who are staying in the Volunteer of America’s family shelters. Click below to learn how to participate.

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    Family Shelter

    Our family shelters in Rochester and Binghamton are some of the only shelters in the area that allow the entire family to stay together while addressing their issues with homelessness. Click below to learn more.

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    I Remember Mama

    Your support makes it possible for one or more senior women, who would otherwise be alone, to attend the “I Remember Mama” breakfast and celebrate Mother’s Day. Click below to learn more!

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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