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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 […]

Peter’s hope story: A fresh start after much loss

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 […]

Tracey’s hope story: Finding her second chance

Friends like you helped Tracey find safe shelter and hope Tracey’s parents taught her well while she was growing up in New York City. She remembered watching them help people who had fallen on hard times: “God always placed in my heart and in my mind that people deserve second chances. And I’d seen my […]

Cathy’s hope story: Finding self-worth and new purpose

“God has a purpose beyond the situation I overcame.” Cathy came to The Bowery Mission after a lifetime of sacrifice. Enduring abuse in foster care, she ran away at fifteen. But by God’s grace, she rose above her circumstances, always working while raising five children. She notes, “Sometimes as women, we have so much dignity […]

Celebrating the women in our community

For International Women’s Day, we are reflecting on the amazing impact of the women in our lives Every day at The Bowery Mission, we have the privilege of walking with women overcoming adversity of all kinds. Many come to us from traumatic situations, such as homelessness, abuse, addiction, exploitation and loss. And during this pandemic, […]

Sunday’s hope story: The power of encouragement

“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 […]

Setting goals for the year ahead

Lives are transformed every day at The Bowery Mission. Despite the pandemic, this past year was not a stagnant one for hundreds of clients who made amazing progress through our Residential and Community Programs. Neighbors in need were able to come off the street and receive physical, emotional, spiritual and social support for healing. Even […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]