Binghamton's Family Shelters
Homelessness and poverty is a complex problem that impacts thousands of people every year. Compounding the challenge is the shortage of safe, affordable housing. Volunteers of America is the only family shelter in Binghamton to house entire families. Being homeless is traumatic enough, so we work hard to keep families together by providing them with their own room and a safe, stable environment so they can pause to work on solutions to their housing crisis.
VOA’s Family Housing in Binghamton
Volunteers of America provides the only shelter in Binghamton that allows men and women with children to stay together during their housing crisis. Other shelters only serve men or women with children. Single fathers are separated from their children and women are separated from their teenage sons. In Maud’s Guest House, named to honor VOA founder, Maud Ballington Booth, there are seven units that provide temporary shelter to homeless families. VOA staff help families obtain the necessary resources and access permanent housing while addressing the challenges that led to their housing crisis. Volunteers of America serves nearly 100 families every year in Binghamton.