HOPE FOR NEW YORK
The Father's Heart Ministries
Downtown

The Father’s Heart Ministries provides services to the unemployed, at-risk youth, immigrants, and those without social or family support.

Mission: To declare and demonstrate God’s love through practical expressions of compassion!

Vision: To restore dignity and an improved quality of life to the many low-income (working poor), those on fixed incomes (elderly and ill), homeless, and immigrant individuals in The Father's Heart community. To empower individuals to become self sufficient, to see families healed and restored.

OUR PARTNERSHIP
Our volunteers serve breakfast to 700+ guests, tutor kids and serve dinner at KidZone, and teach GED classes to adults.
Our funding supports the Hunger Prevention Program. Guests of the Father's Heart are served a hot all-you-can-eat breakfast on Saturday mornings, and can take home a pantry bag of food items for the week.
In 2014, Father's Heart participated in workshops on program effectiveness. After visiting other HFNY affiliates, they initiated a new check-in process that allows to track more information about their guests.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Saturday Breakfast

20 HFNY volunteers serve on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month from 8:30AM to 12:00PM to prepare, cook, and serve breakfast restaurant-style to 700+ guests. Volunteers also greet guests, distribute food pantry bags, and offer prayer ministry to guests. 

KidZone

Volunteers serve dinner, lead crafts, help with homework and lead educational games for elementary to middle school students at KidZone on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:00PM.

GED 

Volunteers offer one-on-one GED tutoring to adult students on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:30PM, or Saturdays from 9:45AM to 11:30AM.

 

Due to The Father's Heart Ministries' Child Protection Policy, volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Volunteers between the ages of 14 and 18 must be supervised by a parent/guardian.


See below to sign up for these opportunities.
UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES
OPPORTUNITY
 
TIME
LOCATION
SERVING
The Father's Heart Ministries

Tutor Adults at ACE on Saturdays

 
Sat 10212017
9:45 AM 11:30 AM
Downtown
Homeless
Immigrants
Communities in Need
The Father's Heart Ministries

Teach ESL on Saturdays--Request Information

 
Sat 10212017
10:00 AM 11:30 AM
Downtown
Homeless
Immigrants
Communities in Need
The Father's Heart Ministries

Serve Children & Youth in the East Village

 
Tue 10242017
5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Downtown
Children & Youth
The Father's Heart Ministries

Serve Breakfast & Build Relationships to Homeless & Hungry New Yorkers

 
Sat 10282017
8:15 AM 11:45 AM
Downtown
Homeless
Children & Youth
Immigrants
Communities in Need
The Father's Heart Ministries

Tutor Adults at ACE on Saturdays

 
Sat 10282017
9:45 AM 11:30 AM
Downtown
Homeless
Immigrants
Communities in Need
The Father's Heart Ministries

Teach ESL on Saturdays--Request Information

 
Sat 10282017
10:00 AM 11:30 AM
Downtown
Homeless
Immigrants
Communities in Need
The Father's Heart Ministries

Teach ESL on Saturdays--Request Information

 
Sat 1142017
10:00 AM 11:30 AM
Downtown
Homeless
Immigrants
Communities in Need
The Father's Heart Ministries

Serve Breakfast & Build Relationships to Homeless & Hungry New Yorkers

 
Sat 11112017
8:15 AM 11:45 AM
Downtown
Homeless
Children & Youth
Immigrants
Communities in Need
The Father's Heart Ministries

Teach ESL on Saturdays--Request Information

 
Sat 11112017
10:00 AM 11:30 AM
Downtown
Homeless
Immigrants
Communities in Need
The Father's Heart Ministries

Serve Children & Youth in the East Village

 
Tue 11142017
5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Downtown
Children & Youth
The Father's Heart Ministries

Teach ESL on Saturdays--Request Information

 
Sat 11182017
10:00 AM 11:30 AM
Downtown
Homeless
Immigrants
Communities in Need
The Father's Heart Ministries

Teach ESL on Saturdays--Request Information

 
Sat 11252017
10:00 AM 11:30 AM
Downtown
Homeless
Immigrants
Communities in Need

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“The Father's Heart literally is a light in the darkness, its neon sign symbolizing how God is at work in programs like KidZone. During my time there, I have seen His love touch the hearts of volunteers, comfort families, and fill children with laughter. All too often, I walk around with blinders, focused on my superficial problems, but KidZone pushes me to look beyond myself and find joy in helping others. It is a privilege to serve with the Father's Heart community, and I am very thankful to be a part of it.”
Katie, Volunteer
MENTIONS
His Toy Store Recap!
December 19, 2014
Over the first two Saturdays of December, we hosted 7 pop-up toys stores across the city, where families were invited to shop for new toys at no cost. THANK YOU to those who gave towards a toy, volunteered at the stores and prayed for the families who came!
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Meet Awesome Volunteer Kristy Martin
May 12, 2015
Meet awesome volunteer Kristy Martin - she's a homeschool teacher, a mom of two, and she and her husband and two teenagers volunteer with The Father's Heart on Saturday mornings.
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A Reminder That Beauty and Brokenness Are Often Wrapped in the Same Package
November 07, 2016
Adrienne Heller is a veteran His Toy Store volunteer—so we asked her to share with us what she's learned from serving, why she keeps coming back, and how she's seen God moving in and through this annual Christmas outreach to our neighbors in need across the city.
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