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Choose Help

Compassionate Care invites guests to Choose Help. Through hospitality, food, safe shelter, clothing, showers and medical care, we meet the immediate needs of each person who walks through our Red Doors.

Compassionate Care

The Bowery Mission’s Compassionate Care program serves those experiencing homelessness by providing basic needs and emergency care services in welcoming, trauma-informed environments. Meals, shelter, clothing, and more are provided seven days a week, 365 days a year, to all who walk through our doors — no questions asked.

At the Bowery Mission, Compassionate Care is viewed as an opportunity to build trusting relationships and invite guests to “choose help” through longer-term services and supports. Guests who are ready to move beyond Compassionate Care have the opportunity to begin individualized care planning in partnership with onsite case managers.
 

Each year, with help from our donors, we provide critical services for men, women and children in need:

Bowl

558,726

meals to men, women, and children in need

House

140,658

nights of shelter to homeless men and women

Shirt

100,334

articles of clothing

Health

2,423

onsite medical, dental and optometry exams

 

Thanksgiving

The biggest day of the year at The Bowery Mission


Thanksgiving is the busiest time at The Bowery Mission. This year, during our 140th Thanksgiving celebration, The Bowery Mission plans to serve 15,000 meals over seven days — 7,000 on Thanksgiving Day alone — across nine campuses and with up to 25 partners in all five boroughs of New York City and in Newark, NJ.

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