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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.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: The Bowery Mission is committed to the safety and well-being of all. We are closely monitoring COVID-19, as well as proactively seeking and following the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and other community partners.

We continue to offer essential residential, shelter and meal programs, as well as other services. We have also temporarily suspended "non-essential" gatherings and services, including our children's afterschool programs and some Day Center activities. Programs are continuously evaluated and adjusted in accordance to CDC and DOHMH guidance, and you can find notes of any changes below. People in need continue to be welcomed at our locations and can reference our website for program changes.

 

Day Centers

The Bowery campus

Tribeca campus

You can receive various types of care at The Bowery Mission through our Day Centers. Our staff looks forward to meeting guests on a personal level and providing care for unique needs. At Day Centers, guests can come off of the streets and be welcomed into a safe and caring environment. We want each guest to receive nourishment physically, emotionally and spiritually. Activities are planned throughout the day, and you can see below for times for specific programs.

Bowery campus

227 Bowery
New York, NY 10002

Women’s & Men’s Day Center Activities

Tribeca campus

90 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013

Women’s Day Center

Monday - Tuesday, Thursday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Men’s Day Center

Thursday, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Day Center Activities

Day Centers

The Bowery campus

Tribeca campus

You can receive various types of care at The Bowery Mission through our Day Centers. Our staff looks forward to meeting guests on a personal level and providing care for unique needs. At Day Centers, guests can come off of the streets and be welcomed into a safe and caring environment. We want each guest to receive nourishment physically, emotionally and spiritually. Activities are planned throughout the day, and you can see below for times for specific programs.

Bowery campus

227 Bowery
New York, NY 10002

Women’s & Men’s Day Center Activities

Tribeca campus

90 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013

Women’s Day Center

Monday - Tuesday, Thursday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Men’s Day Center

Thursday, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Day Center Activities

 

Other Programs & Services Offered by The Bowery Mission

Shelter

Safe overnight shelter is offered daily at our Tribeca location.

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Residential Programs

Residential programs are available for both men and women.

Details

Pantry Items

Guests can receive canned goods and pantry staples.

Details

Vocational Services

The Community Hope Resource Center helps neighbors overcome barriers to better employment and housing.

Details

Mont Lawn City Camp & Summer Camp

The Bowery Mission's Children's Programs empower children to Thrive & Succeed.

Details

 


Other Programs & Services Offered by The Bowery Mission

Safe overnight shelter is offered daily at our Tribeca location.

Shelter

Residential programs are available for both men and women.

Residential Programs

Guests can receive canned goods and pantry staples.

Pantry Items

The Community Hope Resource Center helps neighbors overcome barriers to better employment and housing.

Vocational Services

The Bowery Mission's Children's Programs empower children to Thrive & Succeed.

Mont Lawn City Camp & Summer Camp

 


Daily Meal Service

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: To avoid crowding, some meal services have been modified to provide meals "to-go" and others have been temporarily suspended.

 

At our Bowery campus and Tribeca campus 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. 

Most 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.

 

Bowery campus

227 Bowery
New York, NY 10002

Breakfast (to-go):
8:00am

Lunch (to-go):
1:00pm

New York City Relief Collaboration:
Thursday, 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Tribeca campus*

90 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013

Breakfast (to-go):
7:30am
No chapel service

Dinner:
5:00pm

 

*Meals at the Tribeca campus will be served to Emergency Shelter guests only. All other guests will be welcomed for meals at the Bowery campus.


Pantry Items

At Bowery campus and Tribeca campus in Manhattan

The Bowery Mission also welcomes guests to visit our pantries, where you can receive canned goods and pantry staples; items vary by availability. At the Bowery campus: every weekday (Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 11:30am). At the Tribeca campus: every 3rd Saturday of the month (10:00am - 11:00am).


Clothing and Showers

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: The Bowery Mission has modified its clothing and shower program to ensure the safety of all guests and staff.

 

At Bowery campus in Manhattan

Showers are available on Tuesdays (9:30am - 12:30pm and 2:30pm - 5:00pm) and Wednesdays (9:30am - 12:30pm). This program serves men only and is provided on a first-come, first-served basis, with tickets administered during breakfast (8:00am) and lunch (1:00pm) meal service. Showers are available to 20 men during each timeframe.

At Tribeca campus in Manhattan

Shelter guests are able to receive showers daily and emergency clothing as needed.

 


Medical Services

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: This program has been temporarily suspended. Please check back for updates.

 

At Bowery campus in Manhattan

Health care can often be hard to come by. That's why The Bowery Mission offers barrier-free medical 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 help people apply for Medicare or Medicaid.

Our Medical Clinic is open every Wednesday and registration begins at 6:00pm at our location on the Bowery.

 


Shelter

At Tribeca campus 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. Our shelter program 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. We also serve guests who do not necessarily need the structure of our long-term residential program, such as those who may already be working or those who do not struggle with addiction.

Safe overnight shelter is offered daily at our Tribeca location. Intake occurs 7 days a week: for women from 3:00pm - 4:00pm and for men from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Walk in or call (212) 226-6214 for more information.

 


Code Blue Emergency Winter Shelter

When the temperature drops to 32 degrees or below, including wind-chill, New York City and the Department of Homeless Services enforces a "Code Blue" policy to ensure everyone is warm and safe. The Bowery Mission welcomes guests into our Tribeca campus for emergency shelter, but also refers guests to the following additional Code Blue options at partnering agencies and shelters in New York & New Jersey.

Olivieri (Daytime Only)
Drop-In Center for Adults
Open 7:30am - 8:30pm
257 West 30th Street, Manhattan
(Near Penn Station)
Subway: 1/2/3/A/C/E to 34th Street/Penn Station

Bellevue Intake Center
24-Hour Intake for Adult Men
400-430 East 30th Street, Manhattan
(1st Avenue/30th Street)
Subway: #6 to 28th Street

Franklin Shelter
24-Hour Intake for Adult Women
1122 Franklin Avenue, Bronx
Subway: #2 or 5 to 149th Street, then Bus #55 to 166th & 3rd Avenue, OR Bus #21 to 166th Street & Boston Road

Mainchance
24-Hour Drop-In Center for Adults
120 East 32nd Street, Manhattan
(East Midtown)
Subway: #6 to 33rd Street

Church of the Holy Apostles
(Warming Center)
296 Ninth Avenue
New York, NY 10001, Manhattan
Hours: 9:00pm - 7:00am
(Enter 9th Avenue)
Onsite contact: Michael Ottley, 917-291-1996

The H.E.L.P. Center
24-Hour Intake for Adult Men and Women
224 Sussex Avenue
Newark, NJ

Newark Emergency Services
973-639-2100 or 211

 


Residential Programs for Men and Women

Intake at Tribeca campus in Manhattan

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

Comprehensive services are available for physical, emotional and spiritual healing ― all in the context of a safe, supportive community. Immediate needs such as shelter, meals, clothing and medical care are met. More importantly, clients can receive long-term, practical solutions for their unique circumstances through services such as vocational, housing, legal aid, counseling and more. Walk in and talk to one of our staff ambassadors Monday - Friday or call (212) 226-6214 for more information.

 


Community Hope Resource Center

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: These services have been temporarily suspended. Please check back for updates.

 

The Bowery Mission's community programs help men and women who do not need our residential programs to Make Progress in their journey out of their unique challenges. The Community Hope Resource Center in East Harlem helps our neighbors overcome barriers to better employment and housing by offering services through a collaborative effort of community-based partners, all in one place.

Meet with a social worker to access free educational, medical, legal, housing and vocational services in East Harlem. Call (917) 746-6313 for more information.

 


Mont Lawn City Camp & Summer Camp

 

After nationwide school closings and increased need for social distancing in response to the global pandemic of coronavirus (COVID-19), we are no longer able to offer our after school programs through Mont Lawn City Camp. Since school closures, and health and travel restrictions are expected to stretch into the summer, continuing the operation of in-person children’s programming is no longer feasible at this time. Year-round programming through City Camp and summer sessions traditionally available through Mont Lawn Camp are suspended.

The Bowery Mission plans to reinstate these programs after this summer, as they have been core to the Mission’s work since 1894. We will continue to offer support to the families we are connected with in East Harlem and the South Bronx in the following ways:

  • Offering ongoing virtual mentoring to youth and families enrolled in our Leadership Academy
  • Remaining in supportive contact with families facing the daunting economic challenges of this pandemic and referring them to available resources

 

 

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