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.
Father's Heart is a place that serves the homeless and working poor of New York City. My wife and I have volunteered there since 2008 and have truly experienced life-changing moments.
I tell everyone that this is the most organized and disciplined community service project they will ever do. The opportunity to serve 600+ people every Saturday will certainly provide an amazing perspective and will bless you richly.
If you volunteer one time, you will never forget the experience. I absolutely love this place.