Serve the neighborhood

East Side Mercy and Justice Affiliates

Hope for New York is Redeemer’s partner for mercy and justice outreach to the city. HFNY provides volunteer and financial resources to more than 50 non-profit organizations serving poor or marginalized populations in New York City.

“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” —Frederick Buechner

Volunteers are needed for nearly every day of the week, so please consider serving as an individual or with a group, with a one-time volunteer opportunity or in a committed volunteer role. And check out special opportunities during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season! 

Recommended Affiliates

We've identified 12 affiliates that we're committing to regularly praying for and supporting. They include:


Safe Families for Children creates extended family-like support for families in crisis through a community of compassionate volunteers.

Young Life
 reaches out to adolescents through local middle and high schools through a non-denominational Christian ministry.


Bowery Mission offers compassionate care, such as food, shelter, clothing, showers, and chapel services for the homeless and hungry, through various programs located across the ES and our city.

Cru Inner City
 partners with local churches in low-income neighborhoods to provide resources, including food and clothing, job readiness training, and youth programs.

Dream Center NYC serves New Yorkers through community-based programs designed around identity and purpose so that they have the opportunity to live out their God-given dream.

The Salvation Army provides services to those in need, including emergency social service programs and after-school programs. The East Harlem location has a new building and programs to serve youth, the poor and the homeless.


Garden of Hope
 helps domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking survivors in the vast Chinese immigrant community across NYC.

Restore NYC
identifies sex trafficking victims and provides long-term, holistic aftercare services for adult female foreign national survivors.


The Open Door organizes ESL classes and programs to empower immigrants in reaching their full God-given potential. The goal is to help them successfully integrate and contribute to their community.

New Life Community Development Center
 believes in shaping Central Queens by empowering the poor and marginalized through relief, restoration, and reinvestment in its neighborhood.


Prison Fellowship works to bring hope and restoration to prisoners, families and communities impacted by crime and incarceration.


Upper East Side Rehabilitation and Nursing Center serves elderly residents. There are ways to connect with residents through monthly Redeemer hosted Sunday services, art, games, music and more.

Other ways you can get started: