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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 Bowery and Tribeca campuses in Manhattan and Newark campus in New Jersey

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:


227 Bowery
New York, NY 10002





90 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013

No chapel service



79 University Avenue,
Newark, NJ 07102

No chapel service



*Please note that beginning Friday, Novemeber 29, 2019, meals at the Tribeca campus will be served to Emergency Shelter and Day Center 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, 9:00am - 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 only. Guests should arrive by 8:00am to sign-up and reserve their spot.

At Tribeca campus in Manhattan

Our location in Tribeca provides clothing only. On Thursdays from 10:00am - 2:00pm, 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 and registration begins 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 - 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 7:30 am – 8:30 pm
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

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 pm – 7 am
(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 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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