About:
Don't Walk By is an annual collaboration of faith-based organizations that are committed to serving the homeless and offering them an alternative to living on the streets. Volunteers canvass the streets and subway platforms in Manhattan on a search for the homeless, offering the people they encounter care kits and an invitation to return to a nearby church for food and medical assistance. For those ready to leave the streets, Don't Walk By will offer a place in a residential recovery program.
Serving
Addiction Recovery
Chronically Ill
Communities in Need
Homeless

Our Partnership

Mobilizing Volunteers
Volunteers walk every street in Manhattan, serve dinner, provide medical services, and offer encouragement and prayer for our homeless neighbors.
Making Grants To Fund Programs
Our grant dollars support all the program costs for Don't Walk By, from hearty dinners for the guests to medical supplies and hygiene kits.
Why We Love This Affiliate
Families and children from HFNY's partner churches will assemble over 1,000 care kits filled with hygiene products that will be distributed to the homeless through Don't Walk By.

Committing to walk & engage with the homeless made me think about the future: how would stopping this time, instead of walking by, change the way I commute everyday? Could I go back to putting on blinders to the need in my own neighborhood?

Elizabeth E., Volunteer

Mentions

Jan 01.17.2018
More than 60,000 New Yorkers sleep in city shelters each night, and thousands more sleep on the streets, subways, and public spaces. Here are five ways you can pray for the Don't Walk By outreaches happening next month—and for our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness.
Feb 02.13.2017
Homelessness in NYC has reached the highest levels since the Great Depression. More than 60,000 New Yorkers sleep in the shelter system each night, and thousands more sleep on the streets. Let's lift up these neighbors to our God who intimately identifies with our homeless brothers and sisters.
Jan 01.24.2017
It can be intimidating, walking up to someone you don’t know in a city of 8.5 million people. Especially someone whose current situation feels so far removed from anything you've experienced. We asked three people who spend their lives engaging with our homeless neighbors for tips on how they do