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 […]
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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 […]
April is #GlobalVolunteerMonth, and we are giving thanks for our volunteers’ impact and the incredible power of service. Every year, The Bowery Mission mobilizes thousands of volunteers who support every aspect of our services for neighbors experiencing homelessness, hunger and other crises. Volunteers play an especially vital role in our Compassionate Care program, which daily […]
Thank you for being there, each step of the way. This past year has been unlike any other at The Bowery Mission. But just like in tragedies and crises before in our nearly 150-year history, we are reminded of God’s faithfulness, our community’s resilience and our supporters’ generous compassion. Thank you for standing with us […]
“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 […]
During the pandemic, friends like you are helping New Yorkers in need find jobs — and hope! The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the job market in New York City. Nearly half of all New York City workers lost employment income during the height of the outbreak. Others have had their hours cut back […]
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 […]
Lives are transformed every day at The Bowery Mission. Despite the pandemic, this past year was not a stagnant one for hundreds of clients who made amazing progress through our Residential and Community Programs. Neighbors in need were able to come off the street and receive physical, emotional, spiritual and social support for healing. Even […]