At Volunteers of America (VOA), we are dedicated to creating lasting change in the community through safe housing, comprehensive human services, enriching education, and access to quality healthcare. By focusing on long-term solutions to poverty and homelessness, we strive to provide individuals with the support they need to achieve stability and thrive. Together, we can build a brighter future by addressing the root causes of inequality and empowering individuals to lead fulfilling lives and reach their full potential.

Featured Highlights

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    RBJ News Feature

    VOA was featured in the Rochester Business Journal! Our President & CEO, Dr. Junior Dillion, highlighted VOA's rich legacy of empowering individuals to overcome the intricate obstacles of poverty and achieve improved levels of health, stability and economic mobility. As the new leader of VOA, he is committed to increasing access to services and forming community partnerships as he looks for ways to remove barriers and support those that we serve.

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    Grant Award for Homeless Vets

    Volunteers of America Upstate New York has received a $90,000 grant from The Home Depot Foundation for renovations to enhance our housing for homeless veterans in Binghamton! Learn more about how this grant will make a difference in the lives of those who have bravely served our country by viewing our press release below.

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    Annual Golf Tournament

    Every year, VOA hosts a charity golf tournament to raise funds for our essential programs and services. This year's 2023 tournament will be held on September 11th at Locust Hill Country Club and is presented by Lou & Lisa Fuchs.


Serving Americas Most Vulnerable & Overlooked Populations

Since 1896, VOA has worked to address the complex challenges of poverty and homelessness by providing more than 30 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.