Don't Walk By-Eastside Outreach

  • Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church 7 W 55th St New York, NY, 10019 United States

Don’t Walk By (DWB) is an annual outreach in New York City where volunteers walk through each street in Manhattan each winter on a search and rescue mission for the homeless. Volunteers seek to offer every single homeless person or those in need food, warm clothing, a blanket and the opportunity to get off the streets and enter a shelter and residential program.

Our Vision: Through an alliance of influential organizations, volunteers, outreach experts and resource providers, see that every man and woman living on Manhattan’s streets is offered a chance to transform their lives.

Our Mission: In response to Christ’s teaching in the parable of the Good Samaritan, we offer every single street person food, blankets, but most importantly, an opportunity to enter into a holistic residential recovery program that offers them new life in Christ and educational, vocational and housing solutions. This mission is primarily carried out during four Saturdays in typically in February in an outreach called Don’t Walk By.

Don’t Walk By is sponsored and executed through a partnership of faith-based organizations that serve the homeless population of New York City year-round. These partners are The Bowery MissionHope For New YorkNew York City ReliefNew York City Rescue Mission, and Street LIFE Ministries.

To Volunteer: Click here to learn more about the different volunteer positions, then register by clicking on the February 14th event above the volunteer descriptions. The deadline to register is February 9th.