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    "I used to teach people how to be violent. Now, I tell them how God changed my 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

  • Connecting the Two New Yorks

    One way to look at what we do at The Bowery Mission is this—we help connect two different worlds in the world’s most complex city...

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  • It All Starts with a Meal

    After a long 25-year battle with alcoholism, John was welcomed to the Mission with a warm meal and the hope for a better future. Now he has a newfound joy, serving meals to others seeking lasting change…

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  • “I was looking for love in all the wrong places.”

    Abandoned at a young age, Desiree’s search for love took her to darker places than she could have ever imagined: from drug addiction to prostitution. At her lowest, she reached out for help knowing this time she wanted to change for good…

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  • In Search of a Place to Call Home

    An abrupt move from his childhood Brooklyn home, a downward spiral of debt and difficulty finding a steady job left Chris feeling hopeless. At times, he wondered whether life was worth living at all. He arrived at our red doors desperate for hope…

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  • Opening of a New Women's Recovery Home in Harlem

    On Thursday, June 12, 2014, The Bowery Mission celebrated the opening of the second location for The Bowery Mission Women's Centers! This new location doubles the Mission's capacity to help women in crisis restore their lives through God's love!

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  • Last Month at The Bowery Mission

    27,836 meals were served last month to hungry and homeless people in our community. See what else your gifts provided...

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