Wilmon went from feeling miserable and isolated on the streets to encouraged and cared for at The Bowery Mission. It was December when Wilmon arrived in New York City. He had been living in South Carolina, but needed to leave quickly after narrowly escaping a search warrant. “I used to drive for drug dealers, delivering […]
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Bringing The Bowery Mission to YOU and answering some of your questions about our “new abnormal” During this busy holiday season, we wanted to pause and say “thank you!” for standing with The Bowery Mission. You’ve made it possible to keep our Red Doors open so that more New Yorkers facing homelessness, unemployment, hunger and […]
The Bowery Mission has served New York City’s most vulnerable community members through hard seasons — from the 1918 flu pandemic to the Great Depression to Hurricane Sandy. Now during the current pandemic, generous individual supporters, volunteers, foundations, corporate partners and community organizations have made it possible to continue providing nutritious meals, hot showers, safe […]
Despite the cancelled New York City marathon, Bowery Mission supporters hit the streets for a half-marathon and raised over $110,000 to support neighbors experiencing homelessness. While New Yorkers and the world have faced shutdowns and cancellations, efforts to support New York’s most vulnerable population cannot be cancelled. At a time when traditional fundraising galas and […]
Last year he was sleeping in Central Park. Now David is looking forward to helping others at Thanksgiving. “Being an active addict and an alcoholic, I burned all my bridges,” David says. He lost his job, his home and his wife. “I found myself in Central Park for 12 days, I had nowhere else to […]
Despite these uncertain times, we wanted to keep our tradition of celebrating the women in our community who have made significant progress in their goals of growth towards independence. On September 28, 2020, The Bowery Mission came together to celebrate online and through socially distant gatherings at our residential program campuses. We have been amazed […]
Read about our guests’ hearts of gratitude…because of you! All of us know firsthand how difficult this season of crisis has been…and it’s been especially hard for our unhoused neighbors. Time and again, we are encouraged and inspired by the gratitude our guests express when they have a safe place to rest or a healthy […]
Thanks for giving Ken a helping hand In these times of uncertainty, we’ve all been searching for purpose. But Ken knows he is here for a reason. He has survived three heart attacks, been hit by a car four times and survived a near-drowning. He’s even endured homelessness after losing a job, an experience he […]