Andre found help and hope in our Residential Program. After graduating, he’s experiencing new life. For many years, Andre struggled with depression, anger and heavy smoking. He felt challenged moving forward with his life. Hoping for a fresh start, Andre moved to New York City — but he soon became homeless. Hear from Andre how […]
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Cannon went from nearly ending his life to finding his purpose serving others Cannon grew up in an environment where drugs were readily available. By the time he was 15, he had suffered two overdoses. What began as a way to fit in led to an ongoing struggle with addiction. For years, he says, “I […]
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 […]
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. […]
From grief and incarceration to serving God as the head chef here at The Bowery Mission Raffaele grew up in a loving Italian family where, he says, “holidays were filled with food and love.” But life took a tough turn when he was 18. Both of his parents were struggling with health problems. “When my […]
In her time of need, friends like you helped give Cherrise hope and a fresh start Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Cherrise moved to New York City during her last year of high school. After earning her GED, she enrolled in college and completed two Associate’s degrees while working. Unfortunately, Cherrise lost her apartment just […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]