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.
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Our Partnership

Mobilizing Volunteers
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.

The Bowery Mission-Carlos
Carlos, Graduate of The Bowery Mission


Our annual homelessness outreach was a success this year in reaching many unhoused neighbors! For one Saturday, over 240 volunteers gathered at The Salvation Army on West 14th to serve in various roles, including street outreach and on-site hospitality. 
'We come before you, giving thanks and praise for your amazing love. This Lenten season, we remember how you came to earth, suffered, died, and rose from the grave, declaring victory over death.'
Every year, our affiliate partners share stories of how they meet the specific needs of New Yorkers in need of hope.