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Mission minded — Holiday 2020

You help bring the hope of Christmas to our neighbors in need The holiday season can be an especially lonely and difficult time for our neighbors experiencing homelessness. There is so much emphasis on spending time with family during Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. For those coming through our doors during the holiday season, their hunger […]

Wilmon’s hope story: A second chance

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 […]

Mission minded — Thanksgiving 2020

The Bowery Mission’s 141st Thanksgiving I’ve been celebrating Thanksgiving here for 16 years. It’s my favorite day of the year at The Bowery Mission. I have so many wonderful memories. Tables filled with people who are hungry — for something to fill their stomachs and their hearts. Volunteers and staff members serving heaping plates of […]

Thank you to our corporate partners & supporters during COVID-19

The Bowery Mission has served New York City’s most vulnerable community members through hard seasons — from the 1918 flu pandemic to the Great Depression to Hurricane Sandy. Now during the current pandemic, generous individual supporters, volunteers, foundations, corporate partners and community organizations have made it possible to continue providing nutritious meals, hot showers, safe […]

The 15th annual Women’s Graduation

Despite these uncertain times, we wanted to keep our tradition of celebrating the women in our community who have made significant progress in their goals of growth towards independence. On September 28, 2020, The Bowery Mission came together to celebrate online and through socially distant gatherings at our residential program campuses. We have been amazed […]

Mission minded — Fall 2020

Giving our all…in all seasons 2020 has been a year unlike any other. As we try to make sense of the various health and economic concerns, taking each day at a time is only natural. While we’ve all needed time for self-care and rest, we know that the serious problems of homelessness and poverty here […]

Thanking God during crisis

Read about our guests’ hearts of gratitude…because of you! All of us know firsthand how difficult this season of crisis has been…and it’s been especially hard for our unhoused neighbors. Time and again, we are encouraged and inspired by the gratitude our guests express when they have a safe place to rest or a healthy […]

Working through the hardship

Thanks for giving Ken a helping hand In these times of uncertainty, we’ve all been searching for purpose. But Ken knows he is here for a reason. He has survived three heart attacks, been hit by a car four times and survived a near-drowning. He’s even endured homelessness after losing a job, an experience he […]

Celebrating our graduates (virtually)!

On August 6, 2020, The Bowery Mission came together online and through socially distant gatherings at our residential program campuses. Despite these uncertain times, we wanted to keep our tradition of celebrating the men in our community who have made significant progress in their goals of growth towards independence. We have been amazed by God’s […]

Caring for people in need during the coronavirus pandemic

The Bowery Mission is familiar with helping neighbors through crisis. From the 1918 flu pandemic to the Great Depression to Hurricane Sandy, we’ve served our city’s most vulnerable through hard seasons. Now during the current pandemic, and throughout our nearly 150 years of outreach, generous supporters, partners and volunteers have been committed to care for […]

A special conversation with Jeannie Gaffigan

The Bowery Mission continues to stand with New York’s most vulnerable neighbors. I recently had a special opportunity to chat with Jeannie Gaffigan, who is a writer, producer and New York Times bestselling author. Jeannie and her family are volunteers and supporters of The Bowery Mission. Thank you to all who joined us for the Facebook […]