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Irene’s hope story: “I am not the same person”

This season, Irene is thankful for so much — including you!  Irene moved to New York City after graduating from art school. She ended up buying a sewing machine because it was something she had loved from childhood. “I started sewing when I was nine years old,” Irene remembers. “I got a sewing machine for […]

Mona’s hope story: “God made a way”

Friends like you are a big reason why Mona can celebrate this season. “Over the course of my life, I’ve dealt with different abuse situations,” Mona says. “It made me feel very unworthy and unloved. It brought me to a deep, dark place.”  For decades, Mona made life work and continued to grow her career. […]

Denise’s hope story: From fear to faith

Denise graduated from our Residential Program eight years ago. She’s still standing strong today! Denise came to The Bowery Mission after a series of deep and traumatic experiences. A lifelong perfectionist, she felt overwhelmed and defeated when life brought setbacks and failures. For Denise, coming to The Bowery Mission was a last resort. But now […]

Peter’s hope story: A fresh start after much loss

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 […]

Tracey’s hope story: Finding her second chance

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 […]