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 […]
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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 […]
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 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 […]
In 2022, The Bowery Mission is celebrating 150 years of mission work to our neighbors experiencing homelessness and hunger in New York City — a legacy of loving well. New York City has changed all around us. But the Mission is still here and committed to the same vision we had back in the beginning. […]
Learn more about the men and women who have achieved great milestones this past year in their journeys towards independence. At our recent Graduation ceremonies, we celebrated 52 men and women from our Residential Programs who have achieved great milestones in their journeys towards independent living! Because of friends like you, these graduates were able […]