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 16. Parents must complete a minor release form online. A chaperone is needed for every two minors.
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

Next Available Opportunity
Sat 8/20/2022 | 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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Next Available Opportunity
Sat 10/1/2022 | 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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"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

Jun 06.16.2022
This year's Spring Benefit was the first one we've held in person since 2019! We loved celebrating community with everyone together in one room.
Apr 04.22.2022
For National Volunteer Week (April 17 to April 23), we're spotlighting four volunteers who connected with affiliates through our church partners. Hear what it means for them to serve different communities.
Feb 02.14.2022
God, so many of us are hurting. Our city and our neighborhoods need you. We pray, Lord, for the over 60,000 New Yorkers who are without homes. We lament the fact that we have been slow to love our neighbor as you call us to.