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.
October 03, 2012
Our Young Life is specifically geared towards international students. On average, we have about 10-15 kids, but it feels like sometimes you get about five new kids a week. Sometimes only six kids will show up and others about 25. One of the really good things about Young Life is that it tends to be a big part of sowing seeds, and that so happens to be the frustrating part too. You want to see results, but at the same time, a lot of it really is just building relationships, making kids feel safe, letting kids know that if they can’t trust anyone else in their life, they can trust you and just making sure their basic needs are met. That’s the point where you can start to share the Gospel.
August 24, 2012
Leslie is a mentor with Kids With A Promise (KWAP), a ministry that seeks to serve NYC’s most-at-risk children and youth by loving them unconditionally, and providing a caring, nurturing environment where they can learn and grow.
Tell us about KWAP: They are very up front and clear that it is intentional about the kids’ spiritual development. There are a lot of programs that help with homework, college and career advice. But at KWAP we always begin with a devotional prayer to show them what it means to have a personal relationship with Christ.