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Get Help at The Bowery Mission

The Bowery Mission offers a broad range of services to help those who are hungry, homeless, experiencing crisis or in need of medical care. We also provide help for those struggling with addictions. Everyone is treated with dignity and respect, with the goal of sharing God's love. Each of the services described below is offered at no charge through the generosity of faithful donors.

Daily Meal Service

At 227 Bowery in Manhattan

The red doors of The Bowery Mission are open every day for those who are hungry to come in for a meal. We do not ask for ID and there is no long process to go through—simply pick up a plate and eat. 

All meals are preceded by a short Chapel service. You do not have to attend to get food, but we invite you to come and be fed, both spiritually and physically. The following is our daily meal service:

Breakfast: 8:00 am
Lunch: 1:00 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm

Meals Provided

At Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan

Every Saturday from 8:00 am - 11:00 am, The Bowery Mission Outreach Van is loaded with fresh vegetables, breads, pastries, hot soup and more to distribute to the public. Our outreach teams also provide bags of groceries for families in need. 

At 227 Bowery in Manhattan

The Bowery Mission also welcomes guests to visit our pantry every weekday (Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 11:00 am) at our flagship site on the Bowery. We provide fresh produce and canned goods; items vary by availability.

Residential Recovery Programs for Men and Women

The Bowery Mission provides residential recovery programs for both men and women experiencing homelessness or crisis resulting from chronic substance abuse, financial instability, domestic violence, sexual victimization and more.

For a period of 6-15 months, we provide for basic needs such as shelter, meals, clothing and medical care. More importantly, our programs offer long-term, practical solutions to the underlying problems related to chronic homelessness through life and employment skills training, continuing education opportunities, single and group counseling, legal aid, job-readiness training and housing placement.

Medical and Optical Services

At 227 Bowery in Manhattan

Health care can often be hard to come by. That's why The Bowery Mission offers barrier-free medical and optical services by licensed professionals who volunteer to provide the best care possible. If we can't serve you, our volunteers will provide you a doctor's referral to someone who can. Volunteers also helps people apply for Medicare or Medicaid.

Our Medical Clinic is open every Wednesday at 6:00PM at our flagship location on the Bowery.

Showers and Clothing

At 227 Bowery in Manhattan

Tuesday: 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Friday: 1:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Guests must arrive by 11:00 am to receive a ticket for clothing and reserve their spot for our showers and clothing program.

Please note: Clothing is available for women on a walk-in, emergency basis only.

21-Day Shelter

At 227 Bowery in Manhattan

For most of our guests, the lack of a clean, safe place to sleep only exacerbates the cycle of unemployment, poverty, or addiction. Thus, the 21-day shelter is a compassionate intervention to that cycle. Including showers, hygiene items, clean clothes, linens, and brand-new donated mattresses, the shelter program provides services in a dignified setting.

Guests are also able to connect with resources to take next steps out of crisis and poverty. Our 21-day shelter also serves guests who do not necessarily need the structure of our long-term program, such as those who may already be working or those who do not struggle with addiction.

For more information, please call 212-674-3456 and ask to speak with our Shelter Manager.


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