• This summer, you can change the life of an inner-city child forever!

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  • Meet Elijah

    "I never thought I could graduate from college. Mont Lawn Camp showed me I can."

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Since 1879, The Bowery Mission has served homeless, hungry and poor New Yorkers. Meals, shelter, and medical care lead to residential programs that offer men and women the opportunity to transform their lives. Children get a positive first chance through summer camp, mentoring and family support. A vital part of the Lower East Side, The Bowery Mission now offers new hope to neighborhoods like Harlem and the South Bronx.


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Life Transformations and Updates

  • One Size Doesn't Fit All

    Why personal solutions to homelessness are the most effective...

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  • A Little Help Can Make a Lasting Difference

    Why Heidi is letting go of regret and moving forward with hope...

    Read Heidi's Story >
  • Ayo's Brighter Future

    How meals, shelter and a good friend gave Ayo a new start...

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  • Rich in Heart

    How kids like Ana don't let poverty determine their potential...

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  • Last Month at The Bowery Mission

    180 men and women were served in our residential recovery programs. See what else your gifts provided...

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