• This February Celebrate MardiBras

    Donate Undergarments For Women In Our Guest House

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  • Children's Center - A Continuum of Care

    Early Childhood Development is Greatest in the First Three Years of Life

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  • Poverty Has No Age

    Cobblestone Place is VOA's affordableliving for seniors

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  • It's More Than Just Clothes

    It's Confidence - Donate to the Working Wardrobe Today

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Our Mission

Empowering people in our community to rise out of poverty and move toward self-reliance.

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    MardiBras

    This year instead of holding a Mardi Gras party, VOA encourages you to celebrate with a Mardi Bras party instead. Invite your friends over for a festive gathering and ask them to bring a donation of women’s undergarments (new bras and underwear with the tags please) or feminine hygiene products, which will be given to the women staying in VOA’s emergency shelters.

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    Cobblestone Place

    Poverty has no age. That's why VOA has opened Cobblestone Place, an affordable, senior apartment complex Learn about our brand new senior apartments, and see photos of the facility.

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    Working Wardrobe

    The right outfit can give people confidence to become their best selves. Through Working Wardrobe VOA empowers and assists impoverished people to find work and better their lives. Learn more about the program and how you can help.

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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