ignite church launch 

SEPTEMBER 2018

The Story

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While statistics and research alone do not completely articulate the need, they serve to tell the story we are striving to rewrite

 
 
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8%

of New Yorkers experience depression each year.

At any given time over half a million adult New Yorkers are estimated to have depression, yet less than 40% report receiving care for it.
— NYC Department of Health Thrive White Paper 2015

73,000

New York City public high school students report feeling sad or hopeless each month.

In New York City (NYC), depression accounts
for over 75,000 disability-adjusted life years (DALYs)
which measure the number of years of life lost as
a result of illness, disability or death. Depression
is a leading cause of DALYs, second only to heart
disease.
— Tuskeviciute R, Hoenig J, Norman C. Depression among New York City Adults. NYC Vital Signs 2018, 17(2); 1-4
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love and belonginG

are crucial human needs, as described by Maslow's theory of human needs. They are the third level in the hierarchy of human needs, after physiological and safety needs are fulfilled. 

 
It is quite true that man lives by bread alone — when there is no bread. But what happens to man’s desires when there is plenty of bread and when his belly is chronically filled?

At once other (and “higher”) needs emerge and these, rather than physiological hungers, dominate the organism. And when these in turn are satisfied, again new (and still “higher”) needs emerge and so on. This is what we mean by saying that the basic human needs are organized into a hierarchy of relative prepotency
— Maslow, 1943, p. 375)
 

our mission

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"BUILD A COMMUNITY WHERE PEOPLE DISCOVER A FAMILY, REALIZE THEY ARE MORE THAN THEY THINK, AND BECOME CATALYSTS FOR POSITIVE CHANGE IN THE WORLD"

how can you help?

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Finding your place: Fueling the mission

You are a big part of this story and that's why we're asking you to fuel our mission by joining our team or helping us meet our goal for a successful launch through online giving.

 

Go ahead, explore the possibilities with us as we rewrite New York's story!