By the Numbers
Last year, our donors and volunteers helped The Bowery Mission provide more than 505,000 meals, 97,300 nights of shelter and 56,200 articles of clothing, as well as 211 crisis intervention referrals, and 708 professional doctor's appointments at our in-house clinic.
Meals, shelter and services are all an invitation to our residential recovery programs, where lives are transformed from hopelessness to hope. Three programs served 281 men and women to regain sobriety, reconnect with family and faith, pursue educational goals, and prepare for work and independent living.
Last summer, Mont Lawn Camp provided 1,005 at-risk kids with the chance to go to summer camp and experience growth in an environment far removed from the inner city's toughness. We also provide mentoring and educational opportunities to 169 children year-round.
Our work is privately funded by the generous donations and in-kind gifts of caring individuals, and supported by the efforts of thousands of volunteers.
I'm happy to share our good news with you!
Thanks to your generosity and partnership with The Bowery Mission in 2016, thousands of hungry and homeless New Yorkers were given a second chance in life.
As you know, our goal is to the most effective provider of compassionate care and life transformation for hurting people in the New York Metro area. As you will see in our Annual Report, your compassion provided thousands of hot meals, safe shelter, medical care, life-changing camp experiences, recovery programs; and new initiatives to expand our front-line services in Harlem with our new Community Hope Resource Center and in Newark, NJ, by uniting with Goodwill Rescue Mission.
We thank God for multiplying gifts and transforming lives right before our eyes.
Good news is happening inside our red doors ever day. Come and see for yourself; call in advance and one of us would be glad to give you a tour. After all, you make this work possible by giving so generously of your time, finances and prayers. We look forward to another year of more transformed lives.
David P. Jones
President & CEO