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Looking forward in 2023: Flourishing

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After the past few challenging years, we’re so excited to see more of our supporters, volunteers and partners engaging with us, especially in person at meal services, classes and more. The pandemic continues to have long-term effects for neighbors facing homelessness and poverty and, as some supports have gone away, The Bowery Mission continues to serve people seeking basic necessities and life change. See the life-transforming care friends like you helped provide last year.

As we look forward in 2023, we strive to promote the flourishing of New Yorkers overcoming homelessness and marginalization.


The word stands in striking contrast to the harsh realities we see on our city streets. As New Yorkers, we regularly see people begging for help. We see people with mental or physical illness go untreated. We see people sleeping in inhumane environments. We see these things daily and our hearts cry out: “This is not how things should be!”

Yet we are not without hope. At The Bowery Mission, our faith reminds us that God’s design and desire for every person is a life of dignity and flourishing. It also reminds us that God uses ordinary people like you and me to carry out His redemptive work in the world.

Together, we’re ensuring the Mission’s Red Doors remain open to everyone in need of a hot meal, a warm night of shelter, and a genuine conversation. Together, we’re welcoming anyone who is isolated or in need of help into our community of care. Together, we’re walking with people as they journey out of sickness into health, out of loneliness into healthy relationships, out of poverty into financial security, and out of despair into a renewed sense of purpose.

Thank you for joining us in creating a place where anyone in need can flourish anew.

With best wishes and blessings for the year ahead,

James Winans, CEO

Impact & results last year, made possible by friends like you

258,000 meals

eased the ache of hunger among neighbors looking for their next meal.

233 adults

participated in our Residential Programs, using housing, counseling, classes and more to make progress toward their goals.

177 kids & youth

built new life-long skills through community-based enrichment classes, tutoring and mentoring.

Continuing our work together in 2023


Every day, The Bowery Mission serves hundreds of meals to neighbors in need, and any one of these meals can lead to a new life. Your generous compassion will keep our Red Doors open to provide meals and other critical care. 


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