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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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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 […]

Rebuilding hope in a year of crisis

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 […]

A fresh start through our vocational program

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 […]

Statement of Solidarity with the AAPI Community

To Our Valued Community, We mourn the victims of the tragic shootings in Georgia this week, which specifically targeted people of Asian descent. Our hearts break for their grieving families and communities. Over the past year, New York City has also seen an exponential rise in these devastating acts of hatred. We stand in solidarity […]

Mission Minded — Winter 2021

This winter, you’re helping our New York neighbors in need Winter in New York City. Snowfall that blankets our city in white. It’s beautiful and peaceful. But for people experiencing homelessness, it can be dangerous — even deadly. I’m so thankful we have compassionate supporters like you, helping us keep our doors open for neighbors […]

Mission Minded — January 2021

In this new year, we’re thankful to have you standing with us to help our neighbors in need As we begin this new year, my first thought is how grateful I am. Thinking back to this time a year ago, as we were beginning 2020, none of us could have imagined how much our world […]

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 […]

Inside our Red Doors with CEO James Winans

Bringing The Bowery Mission to YOU and answering some of your questions about our “new abnormal” During this busy holiday season, we wanted to pause and say “thank you!” for standing with The Bowery Mission. You’ve made it possible to keep our Red Doors open so that more New Yorkers facing homelessness, unemployment, hunger and […]

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 […]

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 […]

Introducing Our New CEO

On behalf of the Board of Directors for The Bowery Mission, I hope this message finds you safe and well. Back in December, we embarked on a leadership transition to continue our legacy that spans a century and a half. So much has changed in our world since then — globally, locally and even right […]

Standing Together in Pain & Loss

Dear Bowery Mission community, The Bowery Mission stands daily with neighbors who are experiencing homelessness, hunger, and trauma, deepened by historical and ongoing systemic racism. We mourn with the Black community as we remember and bear witness to the killing of George Floyd and far too many others. Lives are at stake — lives that […]