After 5 years of serving, we have seen many changes in the landscape of homelessness in NYC, including within our own clientele and neighborhood. Both Ali and Heidi are entering new seasons in our professional and personal lives which prevent us from operating Collide the way we feel is necessary to meet the expanding needs of those on the streets with pets. As a result, we have instituted the necessary adjustments to ensure Collide can sustainably rest at Graffiti and be reestablished in the future should another hear the call to serve all of God’s creatures.
We are immeasurably appreciative to all who partnered with us and to the clients who have allowed us to share their lives. This program would not have been possible without all those who came alongside us in this journey and helped tell our story. Some have money, some have skills, still others have time and energy. We all have something we can give of ourselves to participate in the lives of those around us. Impact a life. Impact your community. Impact the world. No act of kindness is ever wasted.