This year I met a young woman named Alison who used to sleep on the steps of this building. She refused shelter, insisting that she felt safest on these steps. She spent most of her time completely drunk. We told her every day that Jesus loves her, and that He has more for her life than alcoholism and abuse. We would give her blankets, shoes, and food, and she began to come to our Sunday church services. Last November, Alison finally enrolled in a Salvation Army drug rehabilitation program, and today she is sober, working, loving Jesus, and learning to serve others in His name.
Once a week, we’ll share brief stories from our affiliates who are still serving communities across the five boroughs. Our affiliates will provide updates on how COVID-19 has changed their programs and services, and how they're remaining hopeful about God continuing to work in our city.
Don’t Walk By is an annual outreach that’s organized by the Rescue Alliance, a collaboration of faith-based organizations working together to restore the wellbeing of men, women, and children in New York City who are experiencing homelessness. Every Saturday in February, during one of the coldest winter months, volunteers