About The Bowery Mission
The Bowery Mission has served homeless and hungry New Yorkers since the 1870s, when its neighborhood came to define the term “skid row.” Our children’s programs, called Mont Lawn City Camp & Mont Lawn Summer Camp, serve 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.
The Bowery Mission exists to promote the flourishing of New Yorkers overcoming homelessness and marginalization.
To be the most effective provider of compassionate care and life transformation for hurting people in the New York metro area.
Our Core Values
Every decision we make at The Bowery Mission is guided by our four core values.
1. Love Actively
We treat everyone with compassion, dignity and respect, seeking out those on the margins. We speak and act in a way that honors Christ.
2. Make it Better
We take stewardship of our time, talents and resources seriously. We give our best daily, working to be effective, looking for ways to continuously improve and advocating for opportunities for one another.
3. Respond to God’s Calling with Commitment
We stay prayerfully attuned to where God is leading, carrying out our work with a posture of service, humility and a perseverance that honors the Mission’s multi-generational legacy.
4. Anticipate God’s Intervention & Transformation
We seek to discern God’s wisdom and direction as we plan, and we keep our eyes on Him and expect miracles as we faithfully execute.
Oversight & Accountability
We are committed to the highest legal and ethical standards, and to ensuring all resources entrusted to us are stewarded faithfully and well.
- Explore Our Accreditations and Affiliations
Our membership in the ECFA requires that we adhere to the highest standards of Christian stewardship and ethical financial practices. See our profile
Better Business Bureau
As a Charity Seal Holder of the Better Business Bureau Foundation, we meet the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. See our report
The Bowery Mission is a platinum-level GuideStar participant, demonstrating our commitment to transparency. See our profile
The Bowery Mission is an accredited member of the Citygate Network. See our profile
We are rated a three-star charity on Charity Navigator, receiving the highest rating (four stars) in Accountability and Transparency. See our profile here
American Camp Association
Mont Lawn Camp, a program of The Bowery Mission, is accredited by the American Camp Association.
Hope for New York
As an affiliate of Hope for New York, we are part of a community of over 50 organizations selected to receive volunteer and financial resources to effectively and holistically serve New Yorkers in need.
Neighborhood Builders Award
The Bowery Mission is the winner of the Bank of America Neighborhood Builders Award.
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