Grit and Grace: A History of The Bowery Mission
The Bowery Mission has a rich history caring for New York City and its residents experiencing homelessness, hunger and other crises. One of our long-time staffers, Jason Storbakken, has written Bowery Mission: Grit and Grace on Manhattan’s Oldest Street, to retrace the Mission's colorful history and share about some of the illustrious characters that have entered our Red Doors.
140th Anniversary Celebration & Book Launch
On Thursday, November 7th, 2019, The Bowery Mission marked 140 years since our organization was founded on the Bowery by Rev. Albert & Ellen Ruliffson. For fourteen decades, we have served New Yorkers experiencing homelessness with compassionate care services and life-transforming residential programs.
We gathered in The Bowery Mission’s chapel to celebrate the milestone anniversary and look forward to a hope-filled future. The celebration included the newly-published book, Bowery Mission: Grit and Grace on Manhattan’s Oldest Street.
During the celebration, author and staffer Jason Storbakken shared excerpts from the book and highlights from The Bowery Mission's history. Two men also shared personal stories mentioned in the book: Charles, who graduated from the Mission's residential programs and Reuben, whose father was deeply impacted by the community at the Mission.
Meet Jason: Book Tour Details
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