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 […]
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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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
God used friends like you to show her one. When Ivana’s father passed away in 2014, the pain was simply unbearable. As Ivana shares, she lost her “best friend.” In a state of shock and depression, she pushed away everything else important in her life, too. She stopped going to work and quit school. “For the next […]
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 […]