Dream Center NYC's programs are primarily based in Chelsea and East Harlem in a collection of public housing communities and outdoor relief stations. They serve their communities through creating family-centered weekly block parties and free community markets. Additionally, each week they establish outdoor relief stations in East Harlem to provide a place of refuge and support for individuals walking through homelessness. Lastly, they serve elderly and disenfranchised New Yorkers through free city-wide in home visitations.
Children & Youth
Communities in Need
Affiliate Since

Our Partnership

Mobilizing Volunteers
The Dream Center provides a great opportunity for groups and families to serve together at the Community Market and Restore programs.
Training And Consulting
Through our Nonprofit Accelerator, Dream Center received training in nonprofit management essentials to ensure a strong foundation that promotes organizational effectiveness and sustainability.
Why We Love This Affiliate
We love that the Dream Center NYC meets New Yorkers where they are, literally, by entering into low income communities to provide much needed resources and support.

Volunteer Opportunities

[The Dream Center visited me] every Saturday. We would laugh and cook and eat, you know, it’s just like family.

Asha Bell


Sep 09.26.2017
In the next 10 years, we plan to incubate new non-profits to holistically serve our city, activate New York churches to love their neighbors in need, and unite New Yorkers to provide solutions to poverty.
Jul 07.17.2017
Drumroll, please: HFNY’s affiliate family has officially grown to 50 partners! That’s right, we recently added five new non-profit affiliates to our network—for a total of 50—and we couldn’t be more excited. Learn more about them.