About:
City Relief is a mobile outreach to the homeless. They connect people to resources that lead to life transformation. Their team of staff and volunteers believe that everyone deserves a place to call home because homelessness is a struggle, not a life sentence. City Relief outreaches feature a custom bus with a built-in kitchen, office, and resource center. They drive the bus to 5 locations throughout New York City weekly providing consistency and developing relationships with those they serve. The staff and volunteers serve homemade soup, beverages & fresh bread, while also offering socks, hygiene kits and prayer. The minimum age to serve with City Relief is 18.
Mission
To compassionately serve the struggling and homeless by offering hope and resources that lead towards life transformation
Serving
Addiction Recovery
Communities in Need
Homeless
Affiliate Since
2004

Our Partnership

Mobilizing Volunteers
Volunteers deepen their heart for and understanding of how to compassion to the poor and love the poor as Jesus does. Volunteers help to serve meals but also to provide long-term resources to those needing assistance.
Making Grants To Fund Programs
Our funding helps to cover the NYC-based sites to cover the meal costs as well as the tolls, insurance, gas, and other costs related to the mobile bus soup kitchen unit.
Training And Consulting
We have invested in City Relief's board development, as well as developing key messaging for their organization as it grows, such as a case statement.

Volunteer Opportunities

"What I love most about City Relief is that we get to operate out of compassion and not pity. Pity would make the soup we serve or the socks we give out the end goal. But through compassion, these resources instead become an invitation for a deeper relationship."

Joe Bae, Outreach Leader
Joe Bae, Outreach Leader

Mentions

Jan 01.12.2022
Nine affiliates gave special shout outs to Hope for New York volunteers for supporting their work and their communities during the pandemic's earliest days.
Jan 01.12.2022
Despite the long and dark pandemic season, we saw sparks of hope, which are captured in these stories that our affiliates shared about the earliest pandemic days.
Dec 12.13.2021
'Lord, it’s difficult to remain hopeful when it feels like when everything around you is crumbling...'