At its downtown campuses, The Bowery Mission extends radical hospitality to anyone in need of immediate care. New Yorkers experiencing homelessness, hunger and other crises find a safe place to receive hot meals, clothing, and safe overnight shelter – all tangible demonstrations of God’s love. At its uptown campuses, The Bowery Mission provides caring and safe Residential Programs for adults in crisis to achieve personal goals for life and work, heal from past trauma, and overcome barriers to independent living. All clients are invited into a faith-based community committed to practicing hospitality, showing respect, and restoring hope.
Since the 1870s, The Bowery Mission has served generations of New Yorkers experiencing homelessness, hunger, and poverty. Our mission is to see lives transformed – delivering hope and healing through the power of Jesus Christ.
Children & Youth
Communities in Need
Volunteers serve dinner, distribute food to the community, and provide resume-writing assistance for program participants.
Making Grants To Fund Programs
Our grant dollars support transportation costs for clients to go to job interviews, career center software and supplies, and meals for participants.
Training And Consulting
Our capacity building support includes an extensive impact measurement project and a comprehensive organizational assessment.
The whole time I was at the Mission, I felt loved through the food. When you're homeless, you just want to eat. You just want to survive! But here, I've licked my chops! I've been like, 'Wow!’ The chefs clearly love what they do and they love the people here, because you can’t put together food like that by mistake.
Carlos, Graduate of The Bowery Mission
Lent has traditionally been a liturgical season of ‘alms-giving’, where we let go of our own desires and focus on the needs of others, especially the poor and needy.
Volunteering and engaging volunteers as part of my full-time work at The Bowery Mission stems from my own turbulent experiences in New York City.
God, so many of us are hurting. Our city and our neighborhoods need you. We pray, Lord, for the over 60,000 New Yorkers who are without homes. We lament the fact that we have been slow to love our neighbor as you call us to.