March is Women’s History Month, giving us a chance to celebrate just a few of the many incredible women who have shaped The Bowery Mission since the 1870s. From a hymn writer, a social reformer, and a philanthropist to two of our top organizational leaders, meet five women from history who left a lasting impact […]
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Flourishing. The word stands in striking contrast to the harsh realities we see on our city streets. As New Yorkers, we regularly see people begging for help. We see people with mental or physical illness go untreated. We see people sleeping in inhumane environments. Perhaps now, more than ever, we live in a world that […]
We New Yorkers love our coffee. It keeps us going when the city wears us down. Especially when the days get darker and colder, it can give us the stamina to keep going. At The Bowery Mission, we believe a simple act of kindness can go a long way. That’s why we make sure to […]
During this time of the year at The Bowery Mission, we typically see an increase in guests seeking critical care: safe shelter, hot meals, warm clothing and even basic medical care. Winter weather in New York City can be ruthless, especially for neighbors struggling with homelessness. So many of us want to connect with our […]
For New Yorkers who really need new clothes, but can’t afford to buy them, it can be hard to find the perfect outfit. Maybe you find something that fits, but it doesn’t really keep you warm and dry. Or maybe you find something that keeps you warm, but you’re embarrassed by how it looks. Julie […]
‘A Legacy of Transformation’ is on view at High Line Nine Galleries throughout the month of December. On view at High Line Nine Galleries throughout the month of December, “A Legacy of Transformation” celebrates The Bowery Mission’s 150-year legacy of service by highlighting stories of lives transformed from homelessness to dignity and flourishing. The exhibition features […]
This season, Irene is thankful for so much — including you! Irene moved to New York City after graduating from art school. She ended up buying a sewing machine because it was something she had loved from childhood. “I started sewing when I was nine years old,” Irene remembers. “I got a sewing machine for […]
The busiest time of the year Thanksgiving is such a critical time for The Bowery Mission. In a city where New Yorkers experiencing homelessness can often feel invisible or even threatened, we offer a safe and welcoming “home” — a “family table” to be seen and heard. At our annual celebration, we were excited to […]
Friends like you are a big reason why Mona can celebrate this season. “Over the course of my life, I’ve dealt with different abuse situations,” Mona says. “It made me feel very unworthy and unloved. It brought me to a deep, dark place.” For decades, Mona made life work and continued to grow her career. […]