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.

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Chef Raffaele’s hope story: “I’m able to see others nourished with hope the same way I was.”

From grief and incarceration to serving God as the head chef here at The Bowery Mission Raffaele grew up in a loving Italian family where, he says, “holidays were filled with food and love.” But life took a tough turn when he was 18. Both of his parents were struggling with health problems.  “When my […]

Graduation 2022: Celebrating life transformation

Congratulations to the men and women in our community for their amazing accomplishments this past year in their journeys toward independence. We recently gathered for our annual Graduation to celebrate our program clients — now graduates! — who have made significant breakthroughs in their goals toward thriving and independence. The Bowery Mission’s staff and supporters […]

Cherrise’s hope story: “Thanks to The Bowery Mission, I found a new me”

In her time of need, friends like you helped give Cherrise hope and a fresh start Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Cherrise moved to New York City during her last year of high school. After earning her GED, she enrolled in college and completed two Associate’s degrees while working. Unfortunately, Cherrise lost her apartment just […]

Trauma & homelessness: What’s the connection?

At The Bowery Mission, we value trauma-informed care. But what exactly is trauma? And how does it relate to the experience of homelessness?  Trauma is a physical and psychological response to extraordinarily stressful events and experiences. When a person has experienced trauma, they have experienced something so distressing that it has overwhelmed their body and […]