Homelessness in New York City has reached the highest levels since the Great Depression. There are more than 63,000 people homeless in New York City—that’s nearly one in every 130 New Yorkers. In fact, the number of homeless New Yorkers sleeping in city shelters has increased 71 percent in ten years.
In direct response to this unparalleled need, The Bowery Mission and New York City Rescue Mission are joining forces. Leveraging nearly 300 years of combined service, we are two historic organizations becoming one, and reimagining the fight against poverty and homelessness. Together, we are offering new hope for a sustainable solution by sharing resources, collaboratively fundraising, and providing an enhanced continuum of care to New Yorkers in need.
New York City is the financial capital of the world. Yet our homeless and working poor neighbors have been forgotten. These neighbors represent enormous untapped potential – their knowledge, expertise, skills, and abilities are neglected and overlooked under the glare of their current circumstances.
We urge New Yorkers to imagine a New York City where all her neighbors are thriving – employed, housed, and contributing economically. We are committed to investing in our neighbors with a return on investment that is priceless – the restoration of human life.
The Bowery Mission and New York City Rescue Mission are raising awareness and resources during what can be the most desolate time of the year for our struggling neighbors. We ask you to invest in our vital work, and support innovative approaches to helping our homeless and working poor neighbors regain self-sufficiency, and thrive.
To join forces with The Bowery Mission and New York City Rescue Mission, go to bowery.org/donate.