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News & Updates: Tag: New York City

See the latest from The Bowery Mission, including updates from our leadership, stories of life transformation and program news from inside our Red Doors.

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Mission Minded — Summer 2022

Providing help and hope during the dangerous summer months While many of us have been able to enjoy the summer in the city, our neighbors living on the streets have been trying their best to survive the heat. Facing heat stroke, sunburn and dehydration, it’s not only difficult, but dangerous — even deadly. And with […]

Trauma & homelessness: What’s the connection?

At The Bowery Mission, we value trauma-informed care. But what exactly is trauma? And how does it relate to the experience of homelessness?  Trauma is a physical and psychological response to extraordinarily stressful events and experiences. When a person has experienced trauma, they have experienced something so distressing that it has overwhelmed their body and […]

Statement of Solidarity with the Black Community

Dear Bowery Mission community, The Bowery Mission mourns with the Black community in this trying time. Words cannot possibly convey the grief, anger and sadness we feel in response to Saturday’s racist massacre, targeting and taking Black lives in Buffalo. These are people who matter to God and to us, and their lives were taken […]

A legacy of love: Looking back 150 years

In 2022, The Bowery Mission is celebrating 150 years of mission work to our neighbors experiencing homelessness and hunger in New York City — a legacy of loving well. New York City has changed all around us. But the Mission is still here and committed to the same vision we had back in the beginning. […]

Mission Minded — Holiday 2021

Thank you for offering the hope of Christmas to our neighbors in need. During the special holiday season, gathering and celebrating with our friends and family is something we look forward to. But for many people experiencing homelessness across our city, gathering with loved ones will not be a reality this holiday season. So, in […]

Back to school and Mont Lawn City Camp!

We are excited for the back-to-school season for all New York City kids, especially those in The Bowery Mission’s children program, Mont Lawn City Camp. New families and returning campers will join us for a new cycle of classes in just over a week, including in-person activities — a welcome return after a challenging 2020. This […]

We remember September 11, 2001

In this video tribute, current and former staff recount The Bowery Mission’s emergency response to the World Trade Center attacks. At The Bowery Mission, we always remember where we were on September 11, 2001. Beginning just 20 minutes after the World Trade Center attacks, tens of thousands of New Yorkers walked, ran and wandered north […]

Mission Minded — Summer 2021

Providing help and hope during a challenging season in New York City Summer is here! For those of us in the city, the heat radiating off the sidewalks and the thick, humid air are clear signs of the season. For some reason, we are much more attuned to the plight of our homeless neighbors in […]

Announcing our new COVID-19 Heroes website

To our Community:  Hope is in the air in New York City. If you walk the city streets, there’s no doubt we’re on the precipice of a new chapter. Masks are coming off. Parks are bustling with New Yorkers enjoying the sun and warmer weather. Outdoor (and now indoor!) dining is in full swing.  To […]

Better Together

New York City Rescue Mission is now The Bowery Mission In this virtual event, CEO James Winans shared about how New York City Rescue Mission and The Bowery Mission have joined forces and how, together, we’re providing more critical care and HOPE to New Yorkers in need. Topics that were discussed include: The amazing history, […]

Inside our Red Doors: A conversation with Bobby Watts

On May 25, 2021, James Winans, CEO of The Bowery Mission, spoke with Bobby Watts, CEO of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council during a virtual event. Watch their conversation to learn about the intersection of homelessness and racial, economic and health inequalities, and see below for ways you can get involved in […]