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News & Updates: Tag: Compassionate Care

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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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 […]

Global Volunteer Month: Celebrating our amazing volunteers

April is #GlobalVolunteerMonth, and we are giving thanks for our volunteers’ impact and the incredible power of service. Every year, The Bowery Mission mobilizes thousands of volunteers who support every aspect of our services for neighbors experiencing homelessness, hunger and other crises. Volunteers play an especially vital role in our Compassionate Care program, which daily […]

Mission Minded — Winter 2021

This winter, you’re helping our New York neighbors in need Winter in New York City. Snowfall that blankets our city in white. It’s beautiful and peaceful. But for people experiencing homelessness, it can be dangerous — even deadly. I’m so thankful we have compassionate supporters like you, helping us keep our doors open for neighbors […]

Mission Minded — January 2021

In this new year, we’re thankful to have you standing with us to help our neighbors in need As we begin this new year, my first thought is how grateful I am. Thinking back to this time a year ago, as we were beginning 2020, none of us could have imagined how much our world […]

Mission minded — Holiday 2020

You help bring the hope of Christmas to our neighbors in need The holiday season can be an especially lonely and difficult time for our neighbors experiencing homelessness. There is so much emphasis on spending time with family during Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. For those coming through our doors during the holiday season, their hunger […]

Inside our Red Doors with CEO James Winans

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 […]