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About The Bowery Mission


The Bowery Mission has served homeless and hungry New Yorkers since 1879, when its neighborhood came to define the term “skid row.”  Our children’s programs, called Mont Lawn City Camp & Mont Lawn Summer Camp, serve at-risk youth and began in 1894 by giving the children of recent immigrants the chance to escape the tenements in the summer.

Today, The Bowery Mission is a results-oriented organization that is recognized as one of New York City's most effective.

Our Purpose

The Bowery Mission is called to minister in New York City to men, women, and children caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds, and to see their lives transformed to hope, joy, lasting productivity and eternal life through the power of Jesus Christ.

Our Goal

To be the most effective provider of compassionate care and life transformation for hurting people in New York City.

Our Core Values

  1. Honor God in everything you do
  2. Build relationships based on trust and respect
  3. Maintain integrity and excellence in programs and services
  4. Practice responsible stewardship

Note: Originated by Lead Like Jesus and also used by Joni Eareckson Tada

 

  • Our History

  • Our Faith Perspective

  • Our Pledge of Accountability

Joining Forces for a Collective Impact

In order to more effectively combat the epidemic of homelessness in our city, New York City Rescue Mission and Goodwill Rescue Mission have joined forces with The Bowery Mission to meet the needs of significantly more people across the New York metro area. Leveraging more than 400 years of combined service, three historic organizations have become one to reimagine the fight against poverty and homelessness.

Learn More about Our Collective Impact

Financial Accountability

The Bowery Mission is commited to using your contributions faithfully and wisely to help men, women and children in New York City who are caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds, and to see live transformed to hope, joy, lasting productivity and eternal life through the power of Jesus.

If for any reason you feel that our Board of Directors and administrative staff have mismanaged your contribution to our organization, please contact us for a refund equal to the total amount of your gift.

  • Impact & Results

  • Board Members & Senior Leadership

  • Accreditations & Awards

Job Opportunities

If you are interested in joining The Bowery Mission team in ministering to men, women and children experiencing homelessness and poverty in the New York metro area, learn more about job opportunities currently available.

See Open Positions

What's next?

CHECK OUT OUR FOUR STRATEGIES TO REBUILD HOPE IN THE NEW YORK METRO AREA