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About The Bowery Mission


The Bowery Mission has served neighbors experiencing homelessness and hunger since the 1870s, when its neighborhood came to define the term “skid row.” Our children’s programs, known as Mont Lawn City Camp & Summer Camp, have served New York City youth since 1894.

  • Our History

  • Our Faith

  • Principles of Care


Our Mission

The Bowery Mission meets essential needs and creates transformative community with men, women, children and families in New York so that together we overcome homelessness and poverty, and flourish through the power and love of Jesus Christ.


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.

  • Financials

  • Board & Leadership

  • Impact & Results

  • Explore Our Accreditations and Affiliations
    EFCA Accredited


    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

    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

    Citygate Network

    Citygate Network

    The Bowery Mission is an accredited member of the Citygate Network. See our profile

    Charity Navigator

    Charity Navigator

    We are rated a four-star charity on Charity Navigator, receiving the highest rating (four stars) in Accountability and Transparency. See our profile here

    ACA, American Camping Association

    American Camp Association

    Mont Lawn Camp, a program of The Bowery Mission, is accredited by the American Camp Association.

    Hope For New York

    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.

    Bank of America: Neighborhood Builders

    Neighborhood Builders Award

    The Bowery Mission is the winner of the Bank of America Neighborhood Builders Award.


Media Center

Visit our Media Center to contact a member of our media team, access press releases and other assets, and learn what others are saying about us in the news.

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Job Opportunities

Interested in joining The Bowery Mission team? Combine your career with your passion for caring for New Yorkers experiencing homelessness, hunger and other crises.

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