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Update and Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To our community: As The Bowery Mission cares for an increasing number of our most vulnerable neighbors during the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, we remain committed to the health, safety and well-being of all. Our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness don’t have the option to “stay at home” to avoid risk to themselves or others — […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Now seeing the light

Caught in a cycle of success and failure, Anthony found hope and life transformation at The Bowery Mission For much of his life, Anthony was full of faith and experiencing success. But the night he arrived at the Mission, he was living under a highway overpass. Years of addiction plagued Anthony. “I was in a cycle […]