“People come here rock bottom” — find out why they stay

Last week we held our annual Thanksgiving Litany at the Baptist House of Prayer of Harlem. Every year we invite our clients and staff to come and reflect on their year, to share their successes and their losses, and to spend time with each other in a joyful environment.

The overwhelming theme of the stories our clients tell is that without Harlem United they would not be where they are…and they have come so far! One client said,

“People come here rock bottom and I stayed because Harlem United works”

After the nondenominational service, everyone was invited for a Thanksgiving lunch served by Harlem United’s leadership.  This was a wonderful moment for staff and clients to spend time together in a way they do not usually have a chance. This meal might be the only Thanksgiving meal they will have, and we are happy to be able to provide it.

But we also want to give our clients the chance to make a Thanksgiving meal for themselves, their family or their friends…that’s why we are giving Thanksgiving gift cards from a local grocery store to our clients.

Many of the people we serve struggle daily with getting enough to eat, and this year, as we head into the holiday season, we focus on food and feeding people who are hungry.

Will you give a Thanksgiving gift card to one of our clients so that they can celebrate the holidays?

We know that nutritious food, and enough of it, is necessary for good health.  Won’t you help us to ensure that those we serve have enough to eat this holiday season and beyond?

Please make a special gift today by clicking here and then please share it with your friends and family.

Together, we will provide an extra serving of hope, health, and healing this holiday season.


1 Reply to ""People come here rock bottom" — find out why they stay"

  • Cecile Encarnacion
    July 12, 2018 (10:53 am)
    Reply

    I’ve had the “virus” 30 yrs. I happen to be coming from another program that had nothing to do with my disease which had graduated to AIDS. And there was an outreach table it said NOTHING about my disease, yet something made me stop & speak to these warm friendly people. Before I realized it I was connected to a Dr, a psychologist, day treatment which I was in desperate need of. So fate put me in their way. And boy am I grateful. The very next day I saw a Dr. It was professional and they genuinely cared. Thank you Cecile


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