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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.
Life Transformations and Updates
Never Underestimate the Power of a Meal
At the Mission, people are welcomed with a hot meal...but that's just the beginning. This summer, we are confident God will continue to use something as simple and small as a meal to ignite lasting life change...Read More >
A Meal Was Just the Beginning
With twenty exhausting years of addiction and prison behind him, Darick came to the Mission simply looking for a hot meal. But what he found changed his life forever...Read Darick's Story >
"I'm not a mistake."
Molested by a family member at age 12, Dawn struggled her whole life to feel acceptance. Alcohol was the only way to cope with her anger, until she had a big breakthrough at the Mission...Read Dawn's Story >
A Different Type of Addiction
Escaping an abusive childhood, Jose found himself last winter sleeping on the frozen sidewalks. When he walked through our red doors, Jose had a big hole in his heart...Read Jose's Story >