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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.
 

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

Bowl

653,500

meals to men, women, and children in need

House

167,300

nights of shelter to homeless men and women

Shirt

46,400

articles of clothing

Water

13,300

showers

Health

1,300

onsite medical, dental and optometry exams

The Bowery Mission's 21-Day Shelter Program

In July 2015, The Bowery Mission added 21-Day Shelter to its services, providing essential care and a compassionate intervention from the vicious cycle of homelessness to help men get off the streets for good. The program invites guests to sleep in a real bed on a donated luxury mattress, with a change of clothing and a shower. A social worker and pastoral care are also provided to help guests get off the streets for good.

 

Thanksgiving

The biggest day of the year at The Bowery Mission

During Thanksgiving Week, we provided more than 16,000 meals to guests who would otherwise have nowhere else to go for the holidays. Thanks to generous partners and donors, guests also receive new coats and a "blessing bag" with socks, winter hats and gloves, and hygiene items.

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