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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

  • Compassionate Care

  • Residential & Community Programs

  • Transitional Housing & Alumni Programs

  • Children’s Programs

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 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 united to reimagine the fight against poverty and homelessness.

Learn about our collective impact

Thanksgiving at The Bowery Mission

Volunteer serving meal

This year, The Bowery Mission marks its 142nd Thanksgiving Day Celebration in the midst of a continuing pandemic that has ravaged our city. Despite these challenges, we will still rise up to continue our annual tradition of gathering together as New York neighbors, with delicious warm meals and shared compassion.

Learn More about Thanksgiving

Citywide Impact

Thanks to you, The Bowery Mission has been keeping its doors open to safely serve New Yorkers in crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year we provided:

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429,500

Meals
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104,000

Nights of Shelter
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27,600

Articles of Clothing

COVID-19 Response

The Bowery Mission has cared for our most vulnerable neighbors during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Our Red Doors have been a place where people continued to hear “yes, come in.” Learn about our programs during this time.

The Bowery Mission

Where We Rebuild Hope

01 Bowery Campus

Lower East Side

Compassionate Care & Day Center
Men's Residential Program

02 Mont Lawn Camp

Poconos Region, PA

Mont Lawn Retreat Center
Mont Lawn Summer Camp

03 Upper East Side Campus

Women's Alumni Programs
Women's Transitional Housing

04 East Harlem Campus

Mont Lawn City Camp
Men's Residential Programs

05 Harlem Campus

Women's Residential Programs

06 South Bronx Campus

Mont Lawn City Camp

07 Newark Campus

Goodwill Rescue Mission

Direct services temporarily suspended

08 Tribeca Campus

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.

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