News Releases

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  • May 1, 2023

    VOA Announces New President & CEO

    Volunteers of America Upstate New York (VOAUPNY) is pleased to announce that the agency’s Board of Directors has selected Dr. Junior Dillion to be the organization’s new President and Chief Executive Officer effective May 1, 2023. VOAUPNY is a human services organization that has been serving the Rochester and Binghamton regions for more than 100 years, providing essential services to ensure that people have access to stable housing, food, health care, and supportive services to overcome the complex challenges of homelessness and poverty.

  • December 2, 2021

    VOA Cuts Ribbon on New Housing for the Homeless

    The Volunteers of America (VOA) held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of new apartments for those experiencing homelessness. VOA’s Cooper Union is a permanent supportive housing program for homeless and chronically homeless individuals. The program has been operating for more than a decade, with 45 apartments on the three upper floors. With the new addition of the 7 units on the first floor, the facility now has 52 supportive housing apartments.

  • November 25, 2021

    Giving Back this Thanksgiving

    Volunteers of America staff served Thanksgiving meals at Foundation House – VOA’s supportive housing for men experiencing chronic homelessness. “We had 25 individuals here for today all from different walks of life and they gathered here as a family. When you think of thanksgiving, thanksgiving is families getting together and these individuals are not related but they’ve all come down to celebrate this special day and have time to spend with those they’ve got to know," said Volunteers of America's CEO Lynn Sullivan.

  • September 28, 2021

    "Bank of America Guest Room" Dedicated at Volunteers of America Emergency Shelter

    The Volunteers of America dedicated a new room at its family shelter, which will provide shelter and essential support to homeless families in need. The Bank of America "Guest Room" recognizes the financial institution's long-time support of the VOA.

  • August 5, 2021

    VOA Celebrates 125 Years of Service

    VOA celebrates 125 years of service and more than 1 million lives changed for the better through poverty and homelessness, reentry and children’s services. Read our article in the Rochester Business Journal or below:

  • 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.