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.
Volunteers serve dinner, distribute food to the community, and provide resume-writing assistance for program participants.
Our grant dollars support transportation costs for clients to go to job interviews, career center software and supplies, and meals for participants.
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.