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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 […]

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Simple changes gave Toby a brand new life

Food and shelter led to career development — and lasting hope! Born in Cleveland, Toby was only six months old when his mother passed away. He never knew his dad. Raised by his grandparents, Toby remembers a good childhood. Even though his grandparents insisted on hard work around the house, their home was filled with laughter, music and […]