News Releases

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  • June 16, 2021

    Preschoolers Graduate at the VOACC

    Volunteers of America Wednesday held a graduation ceremony for more than 200 preschool students. Each family drove their child through the parking lot at the VOA's children's center to receive a diploma and a graduation cap. They also got to park and take pictures! Spikes from the Rochester Red Wings was even there to help celebrate!

  • May 21, 2021

    VP, Rob Stedman, Honored with National Award

    The Volunteers of America (VOA) National organization is honoring Rob Stedman, Vice President of Services for Children & Families for VOA Upstate New York, with its ‘Leadership in Program Management’ Award. The Leadership Awards are presented to VOA staff whose hard work, loyalty, and dedication exemplify the highest ideals of the organization.

  • April 30, 2021

    I Remember Mama PSA

    15 second PSA aired on Kiss 106.7, WHAM 1180, Fox Sports 1280, Mix 100.5, The Bull 107.3, Sunny 102.3, Radio 95.1 and WZXV 99.7 to promote VOA's "I Remember Mama" celebration.

  • April 28, 2021

    Battling Homelessness in New York

    “Our goal is to not just interrupt homelessness,” Dedee said, “but to end homelessness.” Although some program approaches have been altered because of Covid-19 precautions, Volunteers of America has not stopped providing assistance to those in need. The team installed wireless networks in four supportive housing facilities and distributed over 120 tablets to residents to provide remote case management services.

  • April 17, 2021

    News 8 "A Million Dreams" Celebration

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

  • January 3, 2021

    125th Anniversary Kick-Off

    VOA had the opportunity to go on-air with Breezy from 98PXY to kick-off the beginning of our 125th Anniversary Year! If you haven't listened yet, you can catch the full interview below, as well as on 92.5 WBEE, 96.5 WCMF and 98.9 The Buzz. Lynn Sullivan: President & CEO, and Jordynn Barnhart Sullivan: Communications & Events Manager, discussed VOA's impact in the community since 1896 and what our vision is for the future.

  • December 7, 2020

    News 8 Live Broadcasts

    VOA had 3 live broadcasts from our program sites! Watch interviews with President & CEO: Lynn Sullivan, VP of Housing Services: Mike Dedee, VP of Children and Family Services: Rob Stedman, and Tiffany Bundy - a parent at our Children's Center.

  • October 2, 2020

    Mike Dedee joins VOA as VP of Housing Services

    Volunteers of America announces that Mike Dedee has been named Vice President of Housing Services. He brings over 25 years of human services experience to the role, previously working at Willow Domestic Violence Center and Villa of Hope.

  • September 8, 2020

    Eagle Scout Volunteers to Renovate VOA's Guest House Playroom

    A 15-year-old Boy Scout in Mendon's Troop 105, Noah Adams, visited the Volunteers of America's emergency family shelter and volunteered to renovate the kids' playroom for his Eagle Scout project. "It's very important to me that kids can be kids and they can have a safe and fun place to play and be themselves," he said. "It was a great learning experience and it will bring a lot of joy to the kids who are in a difficult time in their lives," said Noah.

  • August 19, 2020

    Lynn Sullivan appears on "Missions in Action" on Family Life Network

    Filling the gaps for people facing poverty. That’s the aim of Volunteers of America. President & CEO, Lynn Sullivan, appeared on Family Life Network with Traci Woolsey's "Missions In Action" news segment.