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 […]
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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 […]
Learn more about the men and women who have achieved great milestones this past year in their journeys towards independence. At our recent Graduation ceremonies, we celebrated 52 men and women from our Residential Programs who have achieved great milestones in their journeys towards independent living! Because of friends like you, these graduates were able […]
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, […]
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 […]
“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 […]