About:
New York City Relief (NYCR) 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 NYC 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
Wed 12/2/2020 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Thu 12/3/2020 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Fri 12/4/2020 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Sat 12/5/2020 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Next Available Opportunity
Sat 12/19/2020 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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We aspire to not just feed the homeless, but eat with them, talk with them and do life with them. Our goal is to enter a journey with the poor where we aren’t seen as above them, but alongside them. As we befriend those who may be very different than us, we are showing them honor.

Juan, Executive Director

Mentions

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. 
May 05.05.2020
Two weeks ago, we distributed our first round of Relief Fund grants. This week, because of the ongoing generosity of our donors and church partners, we distributed a second round of critical relief grants—$133,000—to 11 more affiliates.
Apr 04.06.2020

We’re working with our affiliates day in and day out to understand their needs as a result of COVID-19 and to support their work to serve our most vulnerable neighbors. Our affiliates are determined like never before to continue crucial services to New Yorkers in need by offering meals, clothes and