We care for young men and women who are aging out of the foster care system during a crucial period in their lives. Our Assistant Vice President of Northern New Jersey Community Support and Behavioral Health, Thea Jandzio, talks about our approach.
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Thank you for supporting Operation Backpack® 2018! We are still taking donations to ensure that no child goes back to school empty-handed.
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Uplifting All People
Volunteers of America-Greater New York has been at the forefront of social service since 1896, and today, is one of the largest nonprofit developers and providers of permanent, supportive housing in the country.
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View Photos from the Operation Backpack® 2018 Campaign!
Thank you to all of our sponsors, partners, and volunteers who are helping us meet the needs of 18K+ children living in shelters all across New York City. Get an inside look into what we've been up to over the past few weeks.
Ernie Anastos Interviews Operation Backpack® Founder Rachel Weinstein About 2018 Campaign
Learn about what's new about this year's campaign, and how our partners, new and old, have responded to our call to fill 18K+ backpacks for children living in shelters.
domestic violence survivors and their children found emergency housing as we guided them toward self-sufficiency
children began the school year confident and prepared thanks to Operation Backpack®
vets in our continuum of care, from homelessness prevention to permanent supportive housing
pre-school age children served by our two Early Learning Centers
at-risk youth find stability and support as we help them prepare for independent adulthood