February 11, 2013
Last Saturday was the first time I've participated in Don't Walk By, but I had heard from friends that I didn't need to bring anything except extra layers and a willingness to speak to strangers.
As a total extrovert, I wasn't nervous about approaching someone on the street- especially since we had excellent help and services to offer as provided by the hospitality team back at the base church- but committing to walk and 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?
February 08, 2013
With the impending winter storm on its way this weekend, we encourage all Volunteers to STAY SAFE! The safety of each volunteer is our main priority during any serious weather emergency. If you will be at all endangered and/or have logistical issues with transportation then we encourage you to stay home and not attend this weekends' volunteer event(s).
January 04, 2013
The people living on the street who we encounter daily here in New York— the man wrapped up in a blanket on the sidewalk, the woman weaving in and out of packed subway cars with a cup — can stir up conflicting feelings inside of us.
We feel annoyed, or guilty, or sad, or frustrated. The problem of homelessness is so huge, so broad-reaching…how are we supposed to approach it?
December 06, 2012
As we at Hope for New York reflect on the past 20 years, we are humbled by the stories of hope and transformation throughout New York City.
Recently, Hope for New York had the opportunity to interview several clients of our affiliates, including adults who have recovered from homelessness and drug addiction, a survivor of sex trafficking, and a graduate of an inner-city mentoring program.
October 29, 2012
Hope for New York is receiving new donated toys for our His Toy Store Christmas outreach all November long!
In December, we’ll distribute the toys at nine His Toy Stores all over the city, where families in deep need can shop for gifts for their children at virtually no cost.