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  

Fathers Heart Ministries has the reputation of caring for the whole person, not simply their physical needs. I know from volunteers who have worked there and other similar places that Fathers Heart goes beyond providing meals and services to genuinely care for the emotional and spiritual needs of their guests as well.

Their retail and wholesale ice cream store, Alphabet Scoop, provides job training and mentoring for at-risk teens. This is one of the best ways to help teens who have grown up in poverty areas advance in school and the job market.

Keep up the good work!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Father's Heart Ministries is a wonderful mission. They serve food to the homeless. They also serve at risk teens in the east village by providing tutoring, weeknight programs to keep them off the streets, and job training in their ice cream shop . This mission is essential to the community. Keep up the good work!! Blessings.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Father's Heart Ministries is a wonderful mission. They serve food to the homeless. They also serve at risk teens in the east village by providing tutoring, weeknight programs to keep them off the streets, and job training in their ice cream shop . This mission is essential to the community. Keep up the good work!! Blessings.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is the best organization! They are really making a difference in a rough part of NYC. Their evening get togethers for at risk kids are such a positive influence in the lives of many kids who have nothing positive in their lives. The people who work there care about those they serve -- I wish there was a Father's Heart on every corner of this city!

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Every time I go into Alphabet scoop I see the kids that work with and are mentored by Father's Heart, and have been through their programs, and these kids are on the right path because of the great influence of the people who work there. It is amazing to see!

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Make it bigger!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Over the past few years I have observed Father's Heart ministry orchestrate outreaches with such a mixture diverse individuals, groups and churches. They coordinate them in a way that creates a family atmosphere where every person is included and welcomed.
The opportunity it provides youth groups to serve others enriches and challenges every person involved. Few churches can do enough to help the growing hunger problem and they allow small or large denominations a place to join hands to work together. What a legacy of service, caring and discipleship they are giving to the city of New York!

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Sharing the work with other organizations in my home town that needs a role model to follow.

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Give them more funding to enlarge the scope of their outreaches.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The staff of FHM is dynamically compassionate and competent. They are really cutting edge in terms of how to run an urban soup kitchen.

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With how aggresively they use metrics to taylor service delivery.

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Expand their facilities so they can expand their reach

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