In recent years, an increase in the number of distressing incidents involving a mental health crisis on our streets and in our subways has left many New Yorkers feeling overwhelmed, fearful, confused and angry. At The Bowery Mission, we are heartbroken over the tragic death of our neighbor, Jordan Neely, and sympathize with all New […]
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At The Bowery Mission, volunteers play a key role in helping anyone experiencing homelessness or other crises feel acknowledged, respected and supported. No one does this better than volunteer Alisha Madkins, whose personal warmth and infectious smile have captured the hearts of so many in our community. Every Friday morning, Alisha volunteers as a receptionist […]
Flourishing. 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. Perhaps now, more than ever, we live in a world that […]
We New Yorkers love our coffee. It keeps us going when the city wears us down. Especially when the days get darker and colder, it can give us the stamina to keep going. At The Bowery Mission, we believe a simple act of kindness can go a long way. That’s why we make sure to […]
During this time of the year at The Bowery Mission, we typically see an increase in guests seeking critical care: safe shelter, hot meals, warm clothing and even basic medical care. Winter weather in New York City can be ruthless, especially for neighbors struggling with homelessness. So many of us want to connect with our […]
For New Yorkers who really need new clothes, but can’t afford to buy them, it can be hard to find the perfect outfit. Maybe you find something that fits, but it doesn’t really keep you warm and dry. Or maybe you find something that keeps you warm, but you’re embarrassed by how it looks. Julie […]
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 […]