The busiest time of the year Thanksgiving is such a critical time for The Bowery Mission. In a city where New Yorkers experiencing homelessness can often feel invisible or even threatened, we offer a safe and welcoming “home” — a “family table” to be seen and heard. At our annual celebration, we’re excited to gather […]
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Friends like you are a big reason why Mona can celebrate this season. “Over the course of my life, I’ve dealt with different abuse situations,” Mona says. “It made me feel very unworthy and unloved. It brought me to a deep, dark place.” For decades, Mona made life work and continued to grow her career. […]
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 […]
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 […]
This summer, hundreds of campers once again have the opportunity to experience the beauty of the outdoors Since 1894, the purpose of Mont Lawn Camp has been the same: to give New York City’s children a break from the city and to help them grow and change in a safe environment. It has been a […]
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 […]
Denise graduated from our Residential Program eight years ago. She’s still standing strong today! Denise came to The Bowery Mission after a series of deep and traumatic experiences. A lifelong perfectionist, she felt overwhelmed and defeated when life brought setbacks and failures. For Denise, coming to The Bowery Mission was a last resort. But now […]
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 […]
At The Bowery Mission, we often say “it all begins with a meal.” Time and time again, we have seen people who first came to us for a meal go on to become part of our community and achieve full recovery and independence. However, what we don’t always talk about is that our volunteers often […]