By the Numbers
Last year, our donors and volunteers helped The Bowery Mission provide more than 406,000 meals, 44,700 bags of groceries, 91,500 nights of shelter and 44,100 articles of clothing, as well as 6,200 showers, haircuts, 276 crisis intervention referrals, and 607 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 housed 285 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 1,163 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 271 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.
In 2015, we made significant progress toward our goal to double capacity for life transformation by launching three new program initiatives as part of our continuum of services for men, women and children in need.
As you will read in our 2015 Inside the Red Doors Annual Report, The Bowery Mission was greatly blessed by our friends and supporters who gave generously of their time and financial resources in order to help those in need. We thank God for multiplying their gifts and transforming lives right before our eyes. Whether a child suffering from self-confidence conquered her fears at camp or a desperate mother or father regained stable footing in our life transformation program, each success story happens because of the faithfulness of our donors, volunteers, supporters and staff.
Highlights from 2015 include:
- Launching three new program initiatives:
Women's Gateway Program—a bridge for women from situations of total crisis into our structured life transformation program
City Camp—building upon our successful model in the South Bronx, the second City Camp East Harlem allows us to intervene in the lives of 100 more at-risk children with mentoring and enrichment activities year-round
21 Day Men's Shelter—provides the essential care and a compassionate intervention from the vicious cycle of homelessness to help men get off the streets for good
- Provided more than 406,000 meals and 91,500 nights of shelter to the homeless and hungry in New York City
- Provided more than 1,100 at-risk children with an unforgettable summer camp experience, mentoring, tutoring, enrichment activities and support for their families
- Helped 285 men and women start live anew by entering our residential recovery programs to receive life skills, counseling, addiction recovery, job training, spiritual growth and community living
- Secured gainful employment and sustainable housing for more than 260 adults
Download our 2015 Inside the Red Doors Annual Report to learn more about these accomplishments. We invite you to partner with us for this important work in New York City and help us bear fruit of another year of changed lives.
God Bless You!
David P. Jones
President & CEO