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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Michael came back to New York City at the worst possible time, but he found hope and help here at The Bowery Mission. Michael was born in New York City but spent his childhood in the Dominican Republic. At an early age, he developed a passion for medical work and helping people. As a young […]
Friends like you helped Carlos find hope, healing and many reasons to be thankful. Every year, homelessness takes hundreds of New Yorkers by surprise. Carlos is one of those people. His career began with success as a Wall Street broker, followed by a rewarding second chapter in Christian ministry. He spent three years overcoming alcoholism, […]