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. The Relief Bus outreaches feature a custom bus with a built-in kitchen, office, and resource center. They drive the bus to 5 locations 7 times a week. The staff and volunteers serve homemade soup, beverages & fresh bread, while also offering socks, hygiene kits and prayer. Age Policy: The minimum age to serve is 16. Anyone age 16-17 must complete our Volunteer Application for minors which requires their parent or guardian's signature. They also require proper adult supervision. Minors age 16 - 17 must be accompanied by an adult in a ratio of 1 adult per 4 children.
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

May 05.18.2021

Our first Virtual Homelessness Summit was an impactful day focused on the challenges our homeless neighbors face daily. More than 300 attendees tuned into the online Rescue Alliance event on a Saturday morning to be educated, equipped, and engaged! 

 

Focusing on Our Neighbors in Need

Host James Winans, CEO of

Mar 03.22.2021
For over 12 years, the Rescue Alliance has been able to positively impact the lives of our friends on the street and provide them opportunities for change. In February 2020, we saw our most successful outreach in history, but this year, our annual winter outreach changed to Pandemic Don't Walk By.
Jun 06.12.2020
At our Virtual Spring Benefit, we shared our commitment in being a constant, sustainable support for our 60+ affiliates who have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Because of this commitment, our goal was to raise $100K, which included a generous donor offering to match all donations up to $50K.