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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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    Art with Heart - New Fundraiser for VOA

    Join us November 7 to enjoy tastings from area wineries, breweries and cider mills and see the fabulous art donated by area artists, VOA program participants, staff and volunteers!

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    Blankets Needed

    Help VOA by organizing a blanket drive in your workplace, church, school or club. Contact info@voaupny.org to learn more

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    Run with VOA at ROCtoberfest

    Support our fundraising team of runners or join the team at ROCtoberfest on October 19!

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  • 6,000

    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.