FATHERS HEART MINISTRIES

Rating: 4.9 stars   108 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Job Training, Religion, Economic Development

Location: 545 East 11th Street New York NY 10009 USA

Mission: Through programs, practical training and classroom instruction we address the critical needs of the elderly, working poor, unemployed, at risk youth, immigrants & those without social or family support. Programs: hunger prevention, food stamps access, gang prevention, ESL classes and a job training program for teens. We are committed to empowering individuals and families to becoming self-sufficient.
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Fther's Heart Ministries is a great mission that provides a caring environment forthose that need the help. The services provided are one of kind and I saw the gratefulness in the faces of those that were being served.

It is great to see an organization that puts the needs of the people above everything else.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

During the programs that the father's heart offers and talking with those people who faithfully come to the place where they won't be judged or scrutinized for being needy.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would increase the amount of space available so that more people can be accomadated

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Rating: 5 stars  

My 5 star rating says it all. I have volunteered at the Father's Heart ministry many times and it has been such an amazing and rewarding experience. Thank God for such a great organization that not only provides for those less fortunate, but also provides to those who have a passion for giving back with the opportunity to volunteer and be a part of such a wonderful organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

All of the service that is provided to the community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

One change that I would love to see is its overall expansion and growth throughout the city and beyond.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The staff was extremely friendly. They do a great job encouraging and training volunteers.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Being able to serve the under-resourced people in New York City.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them fix their building.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I volunteer with fathers heart twice a month at their soup kitchen. Fathers heart is very special to me because whenever I go there, I feel blessed almost immediately. I get to meet new people who share the love of God, friends who through ministry, make my faith in God stronger and guest that when they are fed, their spirits are renewed and also see the love of God. I look forwards to my saturdays there and I have to say, it is the best part of my week.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing people's faith restored and lifted

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find a way to raise more money for them to be able to do more in the community

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hello,

MY experience with this organization has been wonderful. After volunteering the first time and saw the wonderful work they do I decided to volunteer once a month. It's been over a year and I am glad I have committed time. They do great work.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the work they have done.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The organization runs perfect and I wouldnt make any changes.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Father's Heart Ministries has managed to achieve something extraordinary -- not only do they operate at a high level of excellence and efficiency to feed a phenomenal number of people in a short amount of time, but they also cultivate an atmosphere of welcome that feeds their guests souls as well as their stomachs. They infuse their actions with a compassion and joy that is contagious to their volunteers. I have been greatly impacted by my experience serving at the Father's Heart, and I'm so grateful that such a place exists for those in need.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've been greatly impacted by my experience serving at the Father's heart and the atmosphere of welcome and compassion that they provide.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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Rating: 5 stars  

FHM is a place where people are fed -- both physically and emotionally. Not only does it provide food for people who need it, but it gives the rest of us an opportunity to serve in our community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Witnessing its benefits on everyone involved

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I haven't spent enough time to adequately speak to how it should be changed.

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Rating: 5 stars  

FHM is a place where guests are welcomed with open arms. Many guests have shared that they keep coming because here they are treated with dignity and fairness. The staff at FHM is a loving and caring community. They are persistent advocates and have consistently ministered to the physical and spiritual needs of their guests.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The guests know the staff at FHM and are familiar with the regular volunteers. They arrive with smiles on their faces. Many have expressed that they treasure the friendships they have with the staff at FHM.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The condition of their physical space is in need of much repair. I know that FHM is in the process of raising funds to rehabilitate the space.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I served for the first time this Saturday at the soup kitchen and food pantry. It was a fabulous experience, FHM has a tremendous process down pat. It was an honor to serve the guests their breakfasts and lift them up to the Lord. I hope they experienced some short relief from their current unfortunate circumstances and realized their precious worth to our God.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

conjunction with a ministry called NYSUM.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Infuse more money to be able to serve more people in need. However, my ultimate prayer would be that some day this program would not be required because all of these guests would be able to move on to a better life for themselves.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was struggling to get out of bed early on a Saturday morning and then I showed up at The Father's Heart. Serving breakfast to the homeless was a very humbling yet super, fun experience. I volunteered with 8 others from my church and was placed on the clean-up crew. It was overwhelming to see so many homeless and needy people but was grateful for the opportunity to help meet their needs of a warm meal. I was challenged by The Father's Heart to share the never ending love of God with the guests that morning. This is a great ministry!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

understanding the great needs of my community and how I can help.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

no comment.

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