He first came to The Bowery Mission in need but is now thankful to serve others. For two years, Chef Wayne struggled to find full-time work and affordable housing. He didn’t always have clear direction for where he wanted to go in life, and it led to a series of poor decisions. “I was really […]
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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, […]
After COVID-19 caused great pain and loss, Peter found help and hope for a fresh start Peter was a chef at a Manhattan restaurant making a good income, and he had his own apartment. Then the pandemic hit in March 2020 and ushered in a season of extreme grief and loss. First, Peter’s boss closed […]
Friends like you helped Tracey find safe shelter and hope Tracey’s parents taught her well while she was growing up in New York City. She remembered watching them help people who had fallen on hard times: “God always placed in my heart and in my mind that people deserve second chances. And I’d seen my […]
“God has a purpose beyond the situation I overcame.” Cathy came to The Bowery Mission after a lifetime of sacrifice. Enduring abuse in foster care, she ran away at fifteen. But by God’s grace, she rose above her circumstances, always working while raising five children. She notes, “Sometimes as women, we have so much dignity […]
For International Women’s Day, we are reflecting on the amazing impact of the women in our lives Every day at The Bowery Mission, we have the privilege of walking with women overcoming adversity of all kinds. Many come to us from traumatic situations, such as homelessness, abuse, addiction, exploitation and loss. And during this pandemic, […]
“I was given encouragement day and night…” Sunday came to New York City for the first time in the cold of winter — with almost nothing in his pockets. He stayed in a hotel for two weeks, but his money was running out. He felt anxious about the prospect of surviving outdoors in the bitter cold […]
Wilmon went from feeling miserable and isolated on the streets to encouraged and cared for at The Bowery Mission. It was December when Wilmon arrived in New York City. He had been living in South Carolina, but needed to leave quickly after narrowly escaping a search warrant. “I used to drive for drug dealers, delivering […]
Last year he was sleeping in Central Park. Now David is looking forward to helping others at Thanksgiving. “Being an active addict and an alcoholic, I burned all my bridges,” David says. He lost his job, his home and his wife. “I found myself in Central Park for 12 days, I had nowhere else to […]