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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Boys & Girls Clubs, Children & Youth, Economic Development, Job Training, Religion, Religion-Related, Urban & Community Economic Development

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.

Programs: Hunger prevention - combination of programs "soup kitchen" and "food pantry". 1. Soup kitchen - provides food to persons in need, eighty days a year. Serves approximately 1,900 individuals per month. 2. Food pantry - provides emergency food to those who are referred by new york city's hunger hotline and anyone else who comes to the pantry. Serves approximately 4,500 individuals per month. 3. The organization also provides free ged test preparation and english as a second language classes twice per week.

alphabet scoop - a homemade ice cream store that trains and employs youth in the life and job skills that will allow them to advance in their school and work endeavors.

kid zone - seeks to prevent gang involvement by providing neighborhood children between the ages of 5 and 19 and their family members with a safe, inviting and enjoyable place of refuge in which to interact with each other and grow in various areas of their lives.

ministry training - this program provides hands-on experience and ministry preparation for 160 individuals per week. It also provides classroom instruction for 30-50 individuals per month in how to respond to the diverse social and spiritual needs within the new york city area communities.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

Review from Guidestar

Chris T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

Review from Guidestar