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 including emergency shelters, supportive housing, housing for seniors and veterans, rapid re-housing, rental assistance, and a residential reentry center.

Childhood Education

The Children’s Center provides educational programs focused on early childhood development and school readiness for kids in addition to support services as a full-time nurse, on-site dental care, family development services, ongoing parent training, and disability supports for children with special needs.

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Reentry Programs

Our Residential Reentry Center and Community-Based Residential Programs in Rochester and Binghamton reduce recidivism by helping foster a positive transition after incarceration through housing, specialized case management, employment assistance, and life skills training.

The Farm

The Farm is a vertical hydroponic farm housed within two repurposed shipping containers that will help combat food insecurity by growing and distributing fresh produce, offer educational programming, vocational training opportunities, agri-therapy for veterans and more!.

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