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Your contributions make a BIG difference in the lives of those we serve!

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Volunteers of America (VOA) provides long-term solutions to homelessness, poverty, addiction, education and criminal behavior through more than 34 different programs and services in our community. Since 1896, VOA has touched the lives of more than 1 million people across Upstate New York - from homeless families and individuals, to frail seniors, struggling veterans, impoverished children, men and women who have been incarcerated, and those recovering from addiction.

Featured Highlights

  • VOA 125 Years of Service

    Watch our 125th Anniversary Celebration

    Watch our "A Million Dreams" celebration broadcasted on Channel 8 WROC and hear directly from people whose lives have been changed by VOA through our continuum of homelessness prevention, childhood education, and reentry programs.

  • Save the Date! 19th Annual Golf Tournament

    Save the Date! 19th Annual Golf Tournament

    Every year, VOA hosts a charity golf tournament to raise funds for our essential programs and services. This year's 2021 tournament will be held on Monday, September 13th at Locust Hill Country Club. Stay tuned for more information on registration and sponsorship opportunities.

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    Children's Center Enrollment is Underway

    Our nationally accredited center is accepting applications for this fall! Enroll your 3- or 4-year-old in VOA's free Pre-K program, which is being offered both virtually and hybrid. To get started, contact Ms. Kandi at kcordel@voaupny.org or 585-402-7221 to get started with the enrollment process.

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Serving Americas Most Vulnerable & Overlooked Populations

Since 1896, VOA has worked to address the complex challenges of poverty and homelessness by providing more than 34 programs and services that empower people to become self-reliant and reach their full potential.


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    Homelessness Prevention

    VOA offers a continuum of housing programs and services: emergency shelters, supportive housing, housing for seniors, housing for veterans, rapid re-housing, rental assistance, and a residential reentry center. We believe the key to addressing homelessness is providing a continuum of support services (in addition to housing and food) to help people develop more stable, self-sufficient lives.

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    Childhood Education

    Our nationally accredited center has grown into one of the largest providers of early childhood programming within the city of Rochester. The center serves more than 500 children and families on an annual basis and provides such additional support services as a full-time registered nurse, on-site dental care, family development services, on-going parent training, full-day care, and disability supports for children with special needs.

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    Reentry Programs

    VOA provides reentry programs in Rochester and Binghamton that change lives. Our Residential Reentry Center and Community-Based Residential Programs help adults transition from incarceration and get a fresh start. The services we provide include: housing, specialized case management, employment assistance, and life skills training to help people develop positive, self-reliant lives.

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  • 200,000

    nights of safe shelter provided each year

  • 438,000

    meals provided annually

  • 75,600

    days of education provided every year for at-risk children

  • 6,000

    people served in Upstate New York each year

  • 100%

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