Art, Acceptance and a Place to be Yourself for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Youth and their Allies
Greenwich Village is a destination for thousands of LGBTQA young people. They come from all over the city, and beyond, looking for a safe place to express themselves. They do not need to fear homophobic violence or moral condemnation here. In 2001, St. Luke’s began opening its doors to these young people on Saturday nights. The Church offers hot meals, workshops in the visual and performing arts, and the services of social workers and caring adult volunteers. Today the program serves 60+ young people each week, and more than 1600 young people ages 14—23 are currently enrolled.
The Church of St. Luke in the Fields is a proud affiliate member of the Empire State Coalition of Youth and Family Services.
Nurturing the Love of Learning, One Child at a Time
Since 1994, Go-St. Luke’s has provided one-on-one tutoring for underachieving, but capable elementary-age children from all over the city and parts of New Jersey. Each child receives the undivided attention of a tutor for two hours each Saturday morning. The primary goal of Go-St. Luke’s is academic. We reach that goal by nurturing joy in learning, confidence, strong sense of self, and a healthy trust of adults. We succeed by building meaningful interactions with teachers and tutors.
To volunteer as a tutor please contact email@example.com or 212-924-0562.
The People Living with AIDS Project
Food, friends and fellowship for people living with HIV/AIDS.
People Living With AIDS The PLWA Project was founded in 1987 to provide a weekly meal for parishioners and their loved ones affected by AIDS. Today our Saturday Evening Suppers serve 60-70 guests each week from all over the city. As far as we know, the PLWA Project is the only dinner program of its kind that operates on the weekends in lower Manhattan.
To volunteer for the PLWA project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-924-0562. To donate to the PLWA Project, please contact Joanne Bartosik, development manager (email@example.com / 212-414-7442).
Bailey Holt House Visitation Program
Let’s Talk: Tea and Conversation with Friends of St. Luke’s
Outreach at St. Luke’s has partnered with Bailey-Holt House; a residence for people with HIV/AIDS in our neighborhood. Parishioners and friends visit Baily Holt House residents for community and conversation. This program is currently being reorganized. To find out more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call the parish office at 212.924.0562.