Download our HFNY Resource Card as a way to engage homeless and hungry neighbors.
Read Tim Keller's outline of "Wholistic Ministry" and the Biblical call of the church to minister in both word and deeds of mercy and justice.
Watch our workshop on "How to Care for our Homeless Neighbors," outlining practical ways to serve our homeless neighbors and connect them to resources.
Ministries of Mercy: The Call of the Jericho Road
Dr. Tim Keller
|Generous Justice: How God's Grace Makes Us Just
Dr. Tim Keller
|When Helping Hurts: Alleviating Poverty without Hurting the Poor... and Yourself
To Live in Peace: Biblical Faith and the Changing Inner City
Mark R. Gornik
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry
and bring the homeless poor into your house;
When you see the naked, to cover him,
and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
In recent years, homelessness in New York City has reached the highest levels since the Great Depression. Each night, thousands of unsheltered homeless people sleep on New York City streets, in the subway system, and in other public spaces, the large majority of whom are people living with mental illness or other severe health problems.
More than 60,000 homeless New Yorkers slept in the NYC municipal shelter system each night last year, with families making up more than three-quarters of the homeless shelter population. African American and Latino New Yorkers are disproportionately affected by homelessness, with the primary cause of homelessness, particularly among families, being a lack of affordable housing.
Let us join together in lifting up our neighbors who are without shelter to our God who is able to intimately identify with our homeless brothers and sisters. As we trust that He is working to restore His creation, we cry out on their behalf. Lift your voices up with us as we pray: