“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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“The Bowery Mission opened a spiritual door that I never had before.” From the time he was a kid, Junior remembers helping out and learning about plumbing. It was a skill he would use throughout his life and turn into a profession. But along the way, Junior took a wrong turn, trying drugs and alcohol. His […]
Caught in a cycle of success and failure, Anthony found hope and life transformation at The Bowery Mission. For much of his life, Anthony was full of faith and experiencing success. But the night he arrived at the Mission, he was living under a highway overpass. Years of addiction plagued Anthony. “I was in a cycle […]
Food and shelter led to career development — and lasting hope! Born in Cleveland, Toby was only six months old when his mother passed away. He never knew his dad. Raised by his grandparents, Toby remembers a good childhood. Even though his grandparents insisted on hard work around the house, their home was filled with laughter, music and […]
In June, we celebrated 110 men who have achieved great milestones in their journeys towards independent living One of The Bowery Mission’s four strategies to rebuild hope for people struggling with homelessness, poverty and other crises is Residential & Community Programs, designed to help men and women Make Progress. Clients access comprehensive services for physical, emotional, […]