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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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 […]

Statement of Solidarity with the Black Community

Dear Bowery Mission community, The Bowery Mission mourns with the Black community in this trying time. Words cannot possibly convey the grief, anger and sadness we feel in response to Saturday’s racist massacre, targeting and taking Black lives in Buffalo. These are people who matter to God and to us, and their lives were taken […]

Douglas’ hope story: “God just changed me. And He did it while I was at the Mission.”

Coming home to New York City turned out to be just what Douglas needed. In the years before coming to The Bowery Mission, Douglas moved around the country and was in and out of homelessness. Much of his time was spent in the Southeast in places like Asheville, North Carolina and Orlando, Florida. It was a […]

Darryl’s hope story: “Asking for help was one of the hardest things I could do”

Darryl found shelter, community and so much more. See how, now as a graduate, he’s experiencing new life. Darryl was living in New York City when his life began to fall apart. After the loss of several family members, he struggled with grief and other significant challenges. He found himself homeless — even while still […]