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How We Help

The Bowery Mission has served homeless and hungry New Yorkers since 1879. Each meal and every service is an invitation to residential and community programs that help clients make progress towards individual goals such as regaining sobriety, reconnecting with family and faith, and preparing for work and independent living. To empower children to thrive and succeed, we also offer year-round opportunities for enrichment for youth.

Four Major Strategies to Rebuild Hope in the New York metro area

  • Choose Help

  • Make Progress

  • Sustain & Grow

  • Thrive & Succeed

Thanksgiving at The Bowery Mission

Everyone needs a welcoming table where they can share a meal this Thanksgiving season. Thousands will find a place at the table where a hot, nutritious meal will open the door to recovery and renewed hope. Last November, we served nearly 70,000 meals—including 7,850 Thanksgiving Day alone to hungry men, women and children in all five boroughs of New York.

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City-wide Impact

Thanks to donors, volunteers and supporters, we provided last year:

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Nights of Shelter
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Offering New Hope in 2018

Mont Lawn Camp Two new "Front Doors" for women in crisis
Mont Lawn Camp Men's transitional housing & more on Avenue D
Mont Lawn Camp Continuous improvement in programs for men and women
Mont Lawn Camp Serving children better at Mont Lawn Camp

Where We Rebuild Hope

01 Bowery Campus

Lower East Side

Compassionate Care
Men's Residential Programs

02 Tribeca Campus

New York City Rescue Mission

Compassionate Care
Residential Programs

03 Newark Campus

Goodwill Rescue Mission

Compassionate Care
Residential Programs

04 East Harlem Campus

Community Hope Resource Center & Mont Lawn City Camp

Children's Programs
Men's Residential Programs

05 Upper East Side Campus

Women's Residential Programs

06 Harlem Campus

Women's Residential Programs
Women's Transitional Housing

07 Avenue D Campus

Men's Transitional Housing

08 South Bronx Campus

Mont Lawn City Camp

Children's Programs

09 Mont Lawn Camp

Poconos Region, PA

Children's Programs

Life Transformation Stories

Thank you for helping us bring God's love to our homeless and hurting neighbors! Because of friends like you, they have all moved forward into a future of hope.

Principles of Care


We believe the power of God leads to transformed lives.


Our programs are personalized, rather than "one-size-fits-all."


Our programs care for the whole person — body, mind and spirit.

Wide Door

Our programs are flexible and available to all — no questions asked.


Our programs are well-researched and modeled after best practices.


Our programs are sensitive to those impacted by trauma.


Our programs offer a comprehensive system of care.


Our programs emphasize intentional relationships and social bonds.