• Help Us Fill the Pantry

    We need your help today in order to feed the homeless and hungry this Thanksgiving season.

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  • Join us for a fun and elegant evening with live music, an auction, and inspiring stories of life transformation, all to support the Mission.

    Celebrate Hope
  • Keep the Mission going strong! Your gift by September 30 is critical to provide life-changing care to the homeless and hungry.

    Meet the Need

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

  • Hope starts with a meal...but that is not where it ends

    Every day, men and women in need come to The Bowery Mission carrying burdens varied and difficult. But their path to new life often begins with something very simple.

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  • You help us serve hope, and a chance to heal, with every MEAL

    Michael tried it all. But, it wasn't until he came to The Bowery Mission that he found healing from abuse and addiction.

    Read Michael's Story >
  • Lawrence proves you can change lives at any age

    Thanks to your kindness, Lawrence is eager to help others just like you helped him.

    See Lawrence's Story >
  • "I didn't have to worry about where my next meal was coming from..."

    After a past filled with hardship, Elvis found hope for his future at the Mission.

    Read Elvis' Story >

It All Starts With A Meal

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