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    "Thanks to The Bowery Mission, I have my mind back. I have my family back. I have my life back."

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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

  • "If I never came to the Mission, I might be dead."

    After his wife’s death, Franklin’s "social drinking" began to spiral out of control. With alcohol threatening his livelihood, Franklin knew he needed to change. But would his addiction get the best of him?

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  • After 30 Years in the Corporate World, He Never Thought He’d Be at the Mission

    When the economic crash of 2008 hit, Clarence lost his job. As his savings ran out, he found himself near eviction. But Clarence knew just the place to turn to for help...

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  • “I don’t need alcohol to make things good.”

    Jeffrey was exposed to bad influences since childhood. Despite his mother’s best efforts, he became an alcoholic. Homeless and hungry, he came to our red doors...

    Read Jeffrey's Story >
  • Last Month at The Bowery Mission

    33,046 meals were served to hungry and homeless people in our community. See what else your gifts provided...

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