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Train

The rising visibility of homelessness means that our churches, workplaces, and neighborhoods are full of well-meaning friends wanting to help but don't know how. At Rescue Alliance, we hear common questions all of the time. Questions like: 

Is it safe to approach a homeless person? 
Should I give money to panhandlers? 
If I build a friendship with a homeless neighbor, how can I help them get off the street? 

Rescue Alliance organizations lead over 6,000 outreaches each year to our homeless neighbors. We've learned a thing or two about what helps and what hurts, and we want to share that knowledge with you. From a 1-hour session on the basics of caring for our homeless neighbors to a full 8 hour Mental Health First Aid training, we have brought evidence-based, best practices resources and information from a faith perspective to NYC area churches such as Redeemer Presybterian, Hillsong, NY Chinese Alliance Church, and many more. 

 

Click here to request a workshop for your Church community or contact hello@rescuealliance.nyc
to find out how we can resource and empower your group to love and care for our homeless neighbors!

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Outreach 

Want to know the where, what, how and why of effective street outreach? Rescue Alliance offers training to help your group turn a street outreach into a moment of life transformation: 

  • Don't Walk By - Team Leader Training
  • Don't Walk By - Outreach Training
  • How to Lead an Outreach Workshop
     

 

Engagement

If social isolation is a factor causing homelessness, building community must be a possible solution. Rescue Alliance can help you learn how to show compassion and engage with individuals in need through: 

  • "Caring for our Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness Workshop"
  • "Making Poverty Personal: A Workshop on Homelessness" 
  • "Homelessness and Mental Health Workshop"
  • Adult Mental Health First Aid (Day-long Free Training)
  • Mobile Case Management Volunteer Training