Justice Reyes got involved drinking and doing drugs as a middle schooler to escape reality. After a car accident involving drinking and driving, he realized he needed help and went to Brooklyn Teen Challenge and found the fulfillment he had been craving.
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Wolfie Bright spent his life following other people, which led him to drugs, homelessness, and time in a nursing home. But God used Dustee, founder of Gifted Hands, to restore him to the Mr. Bright he was meant to be.
Amanda Wood started doing drugs when she was 15. By the time she was in her twenties, she was in the throes of addiction. But God used the people at Brooklyn Teen Challenge to show Amanda the love of Christ and to bring hope to her life at a time when she has lost who she was.
This summer, we’re celebrating our 3,700+ volunteers who gave over 47,000 hours to serve the poor of our city this past fiscal year.
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.
This year, we’re making our highest grant distribution to date to our non-profit affiliates. So why are we expanding our grant distribution by 16 percent over last year? Here are a few trends we’re seeing that have led to this increase.
In 2014, we started our CGC to give our most committed partners an inside look at the work of our affiliates and our grantmaking process. Find out more about how members are selected, what ways they contribute, and how you can join.
Jimmy Badillo was born in the Bronx and raised on the Lower East Side. He was arrested at 37 and thought his life was over. But God used a Box of Love from Cru Inner City to show Jimmy that He was loved even in the hard times.
You might know that we at Hope for New York support our affiliates by mobilizing volunteers and providing financial resources. But did you know we also support them through capacity building? Read to find out what that means.
We’re shouting out four awesome volunteer leaders, whose actions exhibit a lifestyle of mercy and justice that reflects a heart for our poor and marginalized neighbors. Learn more about what inspires us to consider them our Mercy & Justice Champions.