Thanks for another successful Thanksgiving celebration The Bowery Mission hosted its cherished, time-honored tradition: the longest-running Thanksgiving meal celebration in New York City! We believe in the power of community, which is why we extended a heartfelt invitation to anyone without a home to join us around our family table on Thanksgiving Day. Our staff, […]
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Eloina’s battle with depression led her to The Bowery Mission, where kindness, community and faith helped her rebuild her life. As a young mother, Eloina was living in luxury in Houston. But she struggled with loneliness while her husband was away for work. And after the birth of her youngest child, postpartum depression took hold. […]
At The Bowery Mission, Chris found help and a fresh start. See how he is now thriving with housing and work. Every night, Chris was falling asleep on the streets. And every morning, he was waking up hungry. The day in, day out struggles of homelessness were wearing on him. He felt like he was […]
As the camp season unfolds, hundreds of New York City kids are creating unforgettable memories and building lifelong bonds. Mont Lawn Camp is back! Since 1894, The Bowery Mission’s summer camp has provided the opportunity for children to experience a week of adventure and refreshment — and make unforgettable memories in the Poconos Region of […]
Amadou found help and a fresh start in our Residential Program. Now with a job and housing, he is eager to pay it forward. If you ever question whether change is possible, consider Amadou’s story. Coming to New York City for a better life, Amadou instead found himself homeless for six years. He gave up […]
In recent years, an increase in the number of distressing incidents involving a mental health crisis on our streets and in our subways has left many New Yorkers feeling overwhelmed, fearful, confused and angry. At The Bowery Mission, we are heartbroken over the tragic death of our neighbor, Jordan Neely, and sympathize with all New […]
Andre found help and hope in our Residential Program. After graduating, he’s experiencing new life. For many years, Andre struggled with depression, anger and heavy smoking. He felt challenged moving forward with his life. Hoping for a fresh start, Andre moved to New York City — but he soon became homeless. Hear from Andre how […]
At The Bowery Mission, volunteers play a key role in helping anyone experiencing homelessness or other crises feel acknowledged, respected and supported. No one does this better than volunteer Alisha Madkins, whose personal warmth and infectious smile have captured the hearts of so many in our community. Every Friday morning, Alisha volunteers as a receptionist […]
At The Bowery Mission, we often say that volunteers are “the heart of the Mission.” Beyond helping us serve up hot meals, sort through donations and keep our campuses tidy, our volunteers make The Bowery Mission a place where people experiencing hunger and homelessness feel at home. No one does this better than Bob Milnes, […]
Cannon went from nearly ending his life to finding his purpose serving others Cannon grew up in an environment where drugs were readily available. By the time he was 15, he had suffered two overdoses. What began as a way to fit in led to an ongoing struggle with addiction. For years, he says, “I […]