From Exclusion to Belonging: A Workshop on Disability
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

From Exclusion to Belonging: A Workshop on Disability

Of the 8.5 million people in New York City, it’s estimated that nearly 900,000 people live with disabilities. Many people with disabilities face profound social exclusion—they are moved involuntarily and separated from others, excluded from commonplace socializing, denied personal agency over their lives, or even exposed to abuse and neglect. 

In this workshop, we will discover some of the root causes of this social exclusion and, by doing so, begin to see the profundity of doing ordinary things with extraordinary love. We’ll discuss how we can move from excluding people with physical or cognitive disabilities to cultivating communities of welcome, belonging, and growth through hospitality and genuine relationships. 

Our hope is that you’ll come away understanding that we are missing something vital in our churches and communities when we prize the powerful over the powerless. We want to help you feel better equipped to address this issue as we connect with those affected by disability and stand in solidarity in our conviction that all are made in the Image of God.

Please let us know if there are any special requests or accommodations you or someone you know may need in order to fully experience this workshop. We'll do our best to accommodate! E-mail Hope for New York at info@hfny.org. 

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Summer in the Forest
Mar
26
7:30 PM19:30

Summer in the Forest

On Monday March 26th @ 7:30pm, Hope Church and Do For One has reserved Village East Cinema to enjoy a beautiful film together. 

Jean Vanier is a well-known author and philosopher, known for such books as "From Brokenness to Community" and "Becoming Human." He is the founder of L'Arche, a community for people with disabilities, a commune at the edge of a beautiful forest near Paris. A quiet revolution was born and there are now L'Arche communities all over the world. 

The film, "Summer in the Forest" explores the life and thought of Jean Vanier and the universal need for love, community, and companionship. I can't recommend a better thought leader in our lifetime to pay attention to more than Jean Vanier! I would LOVE IT if you could make it out to this one-time opportunity. 

 

- Andrew

The distributor has offered us discounted tickets for $10! Though a small service fee applies. 

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Info Session
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

Info Session

Andrew Oliver will share his personal story of how the ministry came to be. We'll discuss the many unwarranted fears and assumptions that people have about disability and how that often leads to segregation and loss of control for those with disabilities. It is through this deep reflection of the situations of devalued people that we can develop an understanding of Do For One and a relationship-centric model. Additionally, info sessions are a great place to connect with others who may be passionate or curious about serving this marginalized population. 

This session will include special guest Jerry Robinson! He will share about how he got from living at Willowbrook State School to a full life of inclusion in Brooklyn, NY. 

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Roosevelt Island: Community Gathering
Mar
9
6:30 PM18:30

Roosevelt Island: Community Gathering

Our community nights are a great way to meet and mingle with people involved with us. Come hang out, meet people, eat some food, and play games. 

Our theme for the night will be the 90s! 

Read this blog for more thoughts on our gatherings.

Location is on Roosevelt Island and is accessible by the F train, the Tram, or the Q102 Bus via the 36th avenue bridge. 

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Info Session
Dec
10
1:00 PM13:00

Info Session

Info sessions will tell you why we exist, what we do, and how you can get involved. We'll discuss the many unwarranted fears that people have about disability and the many issues that our marginalized neighbors face. We then ask, "What's our response?" Our invitation to you is: Do for one what you wish you could do for everyone.

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Friends at Coler
Sep
15
6:30 PM18:30

Friends at Coler

Join us for Karaoke with long-term residents at Coler Hospital. Our Community Nights are a great way to meet and mingle with people involved with us. Come hang out, meet people, eat some food, and play games. 

Read this blog for more thoughts on our gatherings.

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INFO Session
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

INFO Session

We'll discuss the many unwarranted fears and assumptions that people have about disability and how that often leads to segregation and loss of control for those with disabilities. It is through this deep reflection of the situations of devalued people that we can develop an understanding of Do For One and a relationship-centric model. Additionally, info sessions are a great place to connect with others who may be passionate or curious about serving this specific marginalized population. 

Note: Info Sessions are a required step for anyone wanting to become an advocate or an event host with Do For One. 

RSVP for location to: Andrew@DoForOne.org 

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Astoria: Community Gathering  (Cookout and Picnic)
Jun
3
5:00 PM17:00

Astoria: Community Gathering (Cookout and Picnic)

  • 20-11 Shore Boulevard Queens, NY, 11105 United States (map)
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Astoria friends, come join us! Our gatherings are a great way to meet and mingle with people with disabilities involved with us. Come hang out, meet people, eat some food, and play games. 

Suggested donations are welcome to help cover cost of food. Anything leftover will go to Do For One for future events. 

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