We are a street mission of hope and friendship for beggars, street vendors, storekeepers, and commuters. We are one desire of fulfillment. We are sojourners with one destination, beggars for meaning, co-responsible for a more human co-existence. We live in one city where the rich and the poor need each other as constant reminders that we were made by the same hand, and that only through a human presence is it possible to discover the true answer to the needs of the heart. It's not "us" and "them"; it's just us, "that we may all be one," as it is with the One who created us.

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We strive to meet the needs of beggars and commuters in our ordinary life on the street. It all begins by acknowledging who we are, where we are. Anyone who is attentive and sensitive to others' needs can be part of this mission, and become an occasional or intentionally dedicated One City missionary.


We seek to connect the dots in answering, in a gratuitous and personal way, the material needs of each individual, sharing personal gifts, professional skills, hospitality, and occasional support. Both old and young, children and adults have something special to contribute to the One City network of solidarity.

One City Mission Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit tax-exempt charitable organization. Officers and Volunteers do not financially profit from their work.

"The true protagonist of history is the beggar: Christ who begs for man's heart, and man's heart that begs for Christ."

Fr. Luigi Giussani


Frank Simmonds (1955- 2015) during the 2013 Way of the Cross over the Brooklyn Bridge



Get in touch with One City Mission to discover more about our work, and how to contribute. We thank you for your support.

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