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How We Help

Since the 1870s, The Bowery Mission has served New Yorkers experiencing homelessness, hunger and other crises. 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

We've Joined Forces

We're serving more. Because of you.

We're serving more.
Because of you.

New York City Rescue Mission
The Bowery Mission
Goodwill Rescue Mission
New York City Rescue Mission
The Bowery Mission
Goodwill Rescue Mission

In order to effectively combat the epidemic of homelessness affecting nearly 70,000 people in New York City and to meet the needs of our neighbors across the New York metro area, New York City Rescue Mission and Goodwill Rescue Mission (Newark) have joined forces with The Bowery Mission. Leveraging more than 400 years of combined service, three historic organizations have become one to reimagine the fight against poverty and homelessness.

Learn about our collective impact

Thanksgiving at The Bowery Mission

During our 140th Thanksgiving celebration, The Bowery Mission served over 14,800 meals over seven days — nearly 6,700 on Thanksgiving Day alone — across nine campuses and with 29 partners in all five boroughs of New York City and in Newark, NJ.

Learn More about Thanksgiving

City-wide Impact

Thanks to donors, volunteers and supporters, we provide each year:

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558,726

Meals
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140,658

Nights of Shelter
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100,334

Articles of Clothing

Offering New Hope in 2020

We are providing life-transforming services through radical hospitality at our Day Centers and offering multiple residential options to meet diverse needs.

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Where We Rebuild Hope

01 Bowery Campus

Lower East Side

Compassionate Care & Day Center
Men's Residential Programs

02 Mont Lawn Camp

Poconos Region, PA

Mont Lawn Retreat Center
Mont Lawn Summer Camp

03 Upper East Side Campus

Women's Residential Programs

04 East Harlem Campus

Community Hope Resource Center
Mont Lawn City Camp
Men's Residential Programs

05 Harlem Campus

Women's Residential Programs
Women's Transitional Housing

06 South Bronx Campus

Mont Lawn City Camp

07 Newark Campus

Goodwill Rescue Mission

Services Suspended
Reopening in the Future with Brand New Spaces & Effective Programs

08 Tribeca Campus

New York City Rescue Mission

Compassionate Care & Day Center
Emergency Shelter

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

Faith-based

We believe the power of God leads to transformed lives.

Person-focused

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

Holistic

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

Wide Door

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

Evidence-based

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

Trauma-informed

Our programs are sensitive to those impacted by trauma.

Integrated

Our programs offer a comprehensive system of care.

Community-establishing

Our programs emphasize intentional relationships and social bonds.