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See the latest from The Bowery Mission, including updates from our leadership, stories of life transformation and program news from inside our Red Doors.

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Looking forward in 2023: Flourishing

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 […]

Mission Minded — Holiday 2022

Bringing the hope and joy of Christmas to New Yorkers in need The holiday season can be a difficult time of year for people who come to our Red Doors. For neighbors who don’t have a place to call home, are separated from family or are going through trauma, the holidays are often reminders of […]

2022 Thanksgiving Celebration

The busiest time of the year Thanksgiving is such a critical time for The Bowery Mission. In a city where New Yorkers experiencing homelessness can often feel invisible or even threatened, we offer a safe and welcoming “home” — a “family table” to be seen and heard. At our annual celebration, we were excited to […]

Mission Minded — Thanksgiving 2022

Gearing up for our busiest time of the year Thanksgiving has always been at the heart of The Bowery Mission. It’s the pinnacle of the year where we create a sense of home and hospitality for anyone who might otherwise spend the holiday alone.   The people we serve are not just facing homelessness or […]

Mission Minded — Summer 2022

Providing help and hope during the dangerous summer months While many of us have been able to enjoy the summer in the city, our neighbors living on the streets have been trying their best to survive the heat. Facing heat stroke, sunburn and dehydration, it’s not only difficult, but dangerous — even deadly. And with […]

Trauma & homelessness: What’s the connection?

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 […]

Mission Minded — Easter 2022

There is always an opportunity for second chances and for life to be restored. Perhaps now, more than ever, we live in a world that questions if real life change is possible. But at The Bowery Mission, we know that new life, healing and reconciliation are possible in our lives and our world — even […]

Mission Minded — Holiday 2021

Thank you for offering the hope of Christmas to our neighbors in need. During the special holiday season, gathering and celebrating with our friends and family is something we look forward to. But for many people experiencing homelessness across our city, gathering with loved ones will not be a reality this holiday season. So, in […]

Mission Minded — Thanksgiving 2021

Such an important time of the year at The Bowery Mission Thanksgiving is my favorite day of the year at The Bowery Mission — this will be my 17th one here. It’s my favorite because I get to work side-by-side with so many dedicated staff members and volunteers to serve our community. On a day […]

Mission Minded — Summer 2021

Providing help and hope during a challenging season in New York City Summer is here! For those of us in the city, the heat radiating off the sidewalks and the thick, humid air are clear signs of the season. For some reason, we are much more attuned to the plight of our homeless neighbors in […]