Our volunteers provide practical, emotional, and social support for women facing an unplanned pregnancy, and preparing for childbirth.
Creativity From Our Volunteers
Over the years, volunteers have supported one another through snack bags for those serving during the work week, created gift baskets for clients, and started the baby shower committee to celebrate new parents.
Making Grants To Fund Programs
Our grant funds support Avail's decision making and pregnancy support programs, which Avail provides free of charge to all of their clients.
I’ve also been so blessed by the way my fellow volunteers have also become my dear friends and that the center really does represent a safe place to be who you are, whether you are the client or the volunteer.
Every year, HFNY hosts HFNY Sunday events and participates in Volunteer Fairs at our church partners. We asked our Church Partnerships team what encouraged them at the HFNY Sunday and Volunteer Fair events.
For an annual Hope for New York Sunday event, a special prayer was shared at Redeemer Lincoln Square: "Father, remind our hearts that there are no ordinary people, that there are no mere mortals, but that every person is an image bearer of the most high, deserving of honor."
Among women in New York City, single mothers are the most economically insecure. Additionally, women disproportionately face domestic violence. Because we serve a God who is strong and never forsakes, we lift up in prayer women across our city who are in vulnerable situations.