Avonte Oquendo's family isn't giving up hope.
More than three weeks after he disappeared, a prayer vigil was held Sunday afternoon for the 14-year-old autistic teen.
The service came a day after Police Commissioner Ray Kelly apologized for remarks he made about finding Avonte alive.
Kelly traveled to Long Island City Saturday to speak with Avonte's family.
"He did apologize for it and he said the search will continue," Vanessa Fontaine, Avonte's mother, told WPIX. "I'm very happy that he came out to say what he said. I wasn't here, so I couldn't say exactly what he said, but I'm happy that the search is continuing and they're not scaling back."
Sunday's service was scheduled to start at 5 p.m. at the corner of 51st Avenue and Center Boulevard in Long Island City.
Avonte hasn't been seen since October 4 after walking out of his school in that neighborhood.
The reward for information leading to the safe return is $95,000.