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Helpful Posts in Response to COVID-19

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    Stream "Virtual Education Hour" on Facebook Live

    Perfect for VOA Children's Center families or anyone with young children looking for a brief outlet for them during this period of school and childcare closures. Mr. Rob will be selecting children's books for Virtual Read Alouds, as well as other interactive age-appropriate activities that young kids can follow along with. He will go live on VOA's official Facebook page at approximately 10:00am every morning.

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    Ways You Can Help During This Difficult Time

    VOA is committed to providing safe shelter and food for those in need, and is continuing to provide our services during this difficult time. There are numerous ways you can help those we serve! Donate cleaning products, toilet paper, hand soap, bed sheets, and/or make a financial gift online. Click the button below to see our most needed items at the moment.

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    We Miss You Already!

    The VOA Children’s Center remains closed out of an abundance of caution and in adherence to state and county directives. VOA is fully committed to ensuring the highest level of health and safety for the children, families and staff. We will continue monitoring the situation and provide updates to all families as they become available. We miss you and are looking forward to seeing you in the future. Click the button below for some free educational resources.

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  • 102,000

    nights of shelter provided each year

  • 9,085

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

  • 6,000

    people served in Upstate New York each year

  • 2,000

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

  • 360

    children at Children's Center each day

  • 178,000

    meals served each year

  • 100%

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