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
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. The following is our daily meal service:
New York, NY 10002
90 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013
No chapel service
79 University Avenue,
Newark, NJ 07102
No chapel service
At Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan
Every Saturday from 8:00am - 11:00am, 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.
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, 9:00am - 11:00am). At the Tribeca campus: every 3rd Saturday of the month (10:00am - 11:00am).
Clothing and Showers
At Bowery Campus in Manhattan
Every Tuesday and Friday, the clothing and showers program at our location on the Bowery serves men (for women, please see Tribeca campus program below). Guests should arrive at 9:00am to receive a ticket and reserve their spot.
At Tribeca campus in Manhattan
Our location in Tribeca provides clothing only. On Thursdays from 11:00am - 1:00pm, both men and women are able to receive clothing.
Medical and Optical Services
At Bowery campus 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 help people apply for Medicare or Medicaid.
Our Medical Clinic is open every Wednesday at 6:00pm at our location on the Bowery.
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 - 3:45pm and for men from 4:00pm - 5:00pm. Walk in or call (212) 226-6214 for more information.
Code Blue Emergency Shelter
Men: at Bowery campus in Manhattan
Women: at Tribeca campus in Manhattan
During the winter, when temperatures dip below 42 degrees, The Bowery Mission provides emergency shelter ("Code Blue") so that our neighbors experiencing homelessness may have a warm, safe place to stay. Men may come to our location on the Bowery at 5:00pm for intake, attend our chapel service, receive dinner and rest overnight. Women may come to our location in Tribeca at 7:00pm for intake, take a hot shower and rest overnight. Services are provided first come, first served.
Men and Women: at Newark campus in New Jersey
Our location in Newark, Goodwill Rescue Mission, also provides emergency shelter ("Code Blue") when temperatures fall below 42 degrees. Men and women may come to our location at 5:00pm for intake, attend our chapel service, receive dinner, take a hot shower and rest overnight.
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 through Friday or call (212) 226-6214 for more information.
Community Hope Resource Center
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
The Bowery Mission's Children's Programs empower children ages 6-16 to Thrive & Succeed through opportunities for leadership, skill building and personal growth. Year-round opportunities through Mont Lawn City Camp culminate in an unforgettable weeklong experience at our 200-acre Summer Camp in the Pocono Region of Pennsylvania.
Learn more about our enrichment programs for children who live in the East Harlem and South Bronx communities by giving us a call.
East Harlem: (646) 362-3129
South Bronx: (646) 362-3150
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