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By the Numbers

Your generosity makes our work possibleThe Bowery Mission has served homeless and hungry New Yorkers since 1879. Last year, The Bowery Mission provided more than 653,500 warm meals, 167,300 nights of shelter, distributed 46,380 articles of clothing, offered 13,300 showers and 1,300 onsite medical, dental and optometry exams.

Each meal and every service is an invitation to residential and community programs that help clients make progress. Last year, the Mission served 354 adults in its residential recovery programs and served 800 more at the Community Hope Resource Center.

To empower children to thrive and succeed, The Bowery Mission also offers year‐round opportunities for enrichment through City Camp culminating in a week-long experience at our 200‐acre summer camp in the Pocono Region of Pennsylvania. Last year, The Bowery Mission served more than 1,000 youth.

The Bowery Mission expanded its front‐line services to new neighborhoods by uniting first in 2016 with Goodwill Rescue Mission and then in 2017 with New York City Rescue Mission.

Our work is privately funded by the generous donations and in-kind gifts of caring individuals, and supported by the efforts of thousands of volunteers.



Annual Report

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The Bowery Mission 2016 Annual Report

The Bowery Mission 2016 Annual Report - The Need in New York City

I'm happy to share our good news with you!

Thanks to your generosity and partnership with The Bowery Mission in 2016, thousands of hungry and homeless New Yorkers were given a second chance in life.

As you know, our goal is to the most effective provider of compassionate care and life transformation for hurting people in the New York Metro area. As you will see in our Annual Report, your compassion provided thousands of hot meals, safe shelter, medical care, life-changing camp experiences, recovery programs; and new initiatives to expand our front-line services in Harlem with our new Community Hope Resource Center and in Newark, NJ, by uniting with Goodwill Rescue Mission.

We thank God for multiplying gifts and transforming lives right before our eyes.

Good news is happening inside our red doors ever day. Come and see for yourself; call in advance and one of us would be glad to give you a tour. After all, you make this work possible by giving so generously of your time, finances and prayers. We look forward to another year of more transformed lives.



David P. Jones
President & CEO


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In 2016, Goodwill Rescue Mission joined with The Bowery Mission, combining to serve men, women and children throughout the New York Metro Area, including Newark, NJ. This report summarizes the activities of the whole organization in 2016, which operated in nine locations across three states.