It was amazing to see a movement of volunteers and the impact that just one day can have. It truly was a moment of inspiration for myself to do more and to serve where I can. Don’t Walk By is proof that a small deed can make a big difference in someone’s life.
Sovereign Lord, though an issue like homelessness can seem overwhelming and even hopeless at times, help us to remember Your great act of salvation and the wonderful future that You have promised us.
Does God’s love know any borders? What is it like for babies born into homelessness? How do we keep laboring for justice in the midst of continued brokenness? Find articles, talks, and resources that speak to these questions and more in the round-up.
What is it like for families to attempt to navigate the special education system in NYC public schools? How can our willingness to be proximate to the poor lead to healthier communities? Is a set of activities what God means by “do justice”? Find content that speak to these questions and more in the round-up.
Sophia Miller grew up in St. James, Jamaica and came to New York a few years ago. It wasn’t long after moving here, though, that she and her two daughters ended up homeless. Sophia struggled to find work and started to lose hope all together. Then she met Dustee, the founder of Gifted Hands, our affiliate that provides educational art programs to build self-esteem and teach new skills. Here, Sophia shares her story of hope.
Detra is a preacher’s daughter who moved from Arkansas to NYC to escape an abusive husband and then became homeless. She shares the story of how God used the New York City Rescue Mission to show her she can be real with her pain and walk in the freedom of who God created her to be.
This month, learn step-by-step about what it's like to be homeless in NYC, hear from Bryan Stevenson about the problems with mass incarceration in America, gain perspective on the history of the Rikers Island jail complex, and more.
I've worked with men and women living on the streets for seven years now. In that time, I've talked with countless people struggling with homelessness and addiction—and I've come to know God more fully as a result of those relationships. Here are five things I've learned in the past seven years.
Over the past year, God has reminded me through Ephesians 2:6 that I am seated with Christ. The work is done! I have a seat at his table…along with those he placed in my life to love. It is no longer a burden to serve on Sundays—it is a part of our family life that has brought us closer together.
More than 60,000 New Yorkers sleep in city shelters each night, and thousands more sleep on the streets, subways, and public spaces. Here are five ways you can pray for the Don't Walk By outreaches happening next month—and for our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness.