News & Updates

See the latest from The Bowery Mission, including updates from our leadership, stories of life transformation and program news from inside our Red Doors.

You can also find media mentions of The Bowery Mission at our In the News page.

Information Security Notice

To our community: We want to let you know of a data security incident that was recently brought to our attention. On July 16, 2020, The Bowery Mission (including New York City Rescue Mission and Goodwill Rescue Mission) was notified by a third party vendor, Blackbaud, of a recent cybersecurity incident. The Bowery Mission utilizes […]

Introducing Our New CEO

On behalf of the Board of Directors for The Bowery Mission, I hope this message finds you safe and well. Back in December, we embarked on a leadership transition to continue our legacy that spans a century and a half. So much has changed in our world since then — globally, locally and even right […]

Standing Together in Pain & Loss

Dear Bowery Mission community, The Bowery Mission stands daily with neighbors who are experiencing homelessness, hunger, and trauma, deepened by historical and ongoing systemic racism. We mourn with the Black community as we remember and bear witness to the killing of George Floyd and far too many others. Lives are at stake — lives that […]

Opportunities to make an impact during COVID-19

Through this time of uncertainty, we resolve to stay open to serve some of the most vulnerable people in our city: neighbors experiencing homelessness, poverty and other crises. Thanks to the compassionate and courageous support of volunteers, partners and donors, we continue to serve people coming for meals and shelter — especially as other options […]

Caring for people in need during the coronavirus pandemic

The Bowery Mission is familiar with helping neighbors through crisis. From the 1918 flu pandemic to the Great Depression to Hurricane Sandy, we’ve served our city’s most vulnerable through hard seasons. Now during the current pandemic, and throughout our nearly 150 years of outreach, generous supporters, partners and volunteers have been committed to care for […]

Junior is a new man

“The Bowery Mission opened a spiritual door that I never had before.” From the time he was a kid, Junior remembers helping out and learning about plumbing. It was a skill he would use throughout his life and turn into a profession. But along the way, Junior took a wrong turn, trying drugs and alcohol. His […]

Diane finally has peace

“God has completely transformed my life.” Growing up in suburbia, Diane had a warm home, a strong education, and nourishing food each day. Her parents cared for their children’s physical well-being and kept a strict household. On the outside, things looked great. But inside, Diane was scared of her father’s temper. She knew her dad loved her, […]

Ivana prayed for a miracle

God used friends like you to show her one. When Ivana’s father passed away in 2014, the pain was simply unbearable. As Ivana shares, she lost her “best friend.” In a state of shock and depression, she pushed away everything else important in her life, too. She stopped going to work and quit school. “For the next […]