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
Fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
The United States comprises five percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of the world’s prisoners. Each year, approximately 10 million people are released from county jails and more than 650,000 are released from Federal and State prisons back into their communities.
More than two-thirds of those released will be rearrested for a felony or serious misdemeanor within three years. Upon returning to New York City, newly-released people often struggle with substance abuse, lack of education and employment skills, limited housing options, and mental health issues. They rely heavily on their families for housing and financial support—families for whom economic security is often a day-to-day uncertainty.
As Christians, we are called to pray for the vulnerable within our communities. Join us as we seek to do that on behalf of our formerly incarcerated brothers and sisters. Let us pray: