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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 […]

Easter reflection: Encountering God through foot-washing

This guest post is by Jason Storbakken, Senior Chaplain at The Bowery Mission. He has faithfully served our neighbors in need on the Bowery for more than thirteen years. For more than a decade, I’ve had the privilege to lead the Maundy Thursday foot-washing service at The Bowery Mission, where we commemorate the way Jesus […]

Mission Minded — Easter 2024

To Our Community, As spring breathes new life into our city and the trees begin to bloom, my thoughts turn to the promise of Easter. For all of us at The Bowery Mission, Easter is more than a holiday — it’s a powerful reminder of God’s ability to bring hope and renewal to even the […]

Eloina’s hope story: From despair to resilience

Eloina’s battle with depression led her to The Bowery Mission, where kindness, community and faith helped her rebuild her life. As a young mother, Eloina was living in luxury in Houston. But she struggled with loneliness while her husband was away for work. And after the birth of her youngest child, postpartum depression took hold. […]

Alisha’s volunteer story: A listening ear for anyone in crisis

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 […]