• Hunger or homelessness?

    No one should have to choose between buying food or paying rent.

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

    Send a child to camp
  • Transforming Lives

    Your support of The Bowery Mission helps get men and women off the streets and begin new life.

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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

  • Providing help to match the need

    It's fairly common for well-meaning folks to assume that the problems of the homeless are the same. They're hungry, so you feed them. They're tattered, so you offer them clean clothes. They're tired, so you provide a safe place to rest...

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  • After years of loneliness and alcohol abuse, Susan found healing

    Nothing can replace a parent. For years, Susan looked for the father she never knew. And when her mother was tragically killed in a freeway accident, Susan didn't know where to turn for help.

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  • Give children like Nico a fun, safe alternative to the streets

    "I've seen a lot of bad stuff," Nico, 11, shares. It's a phrase we hear a lot from kids who come to Mont Lawn City Camp.

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  • "All of my friends are dead or doing life in prison."

    At 9 years old, Tito was delivering heroin for his uncles, getting paid and using the money to buy ice cream for his friends. See the dramatic way your support has transformed Tito's life.

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