HOPE FOR NEW YORK
The Bowery Mission
Downtown · The East Side

The Bowery Mission is a faith-based residential program for men that offers counseling, meals, job training, and church services.

Mission:  The Bowery Mission ministers in New York City to men, women, and children caught in the cycles of poverty, hopelessness and dependencies of many kinds, and sees their lives transformed to hope, joy, lasting productivity and eternal life through the power of Jesus Christ.

OUR PARTNERSHIP
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.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Meals

6-15 volunteers work with the Bowery kitchen staff at 227 Bowery to prepare and serve dinner to 250+ guests, and help clean up afterwards. Mostly on Wednesday evenings, some Fridays, from 5:30 to 7:30PM. 

Saturday Outreach

This outreach to the community is led by current and former Bowery Mission program participants. 5-10 volunteers distribute food donations and resources for spiritual encouragement (prayer, literature) at Tompkins Square Park (at E.7th and Avenue A). First Saturdays of the month from 8:00 to 10:30AM. 

Resume Writing Workshop

Volunteers work one-on-one with the residents at the Bowery's Hope Center (E.115th and 2nd Ave) on Mondays, from 7:00 to 9:00PM to help draft their resume and prepare for their job search. 

 

All volunteers must be at least 18 years old.


See below to sign up for these opportunities.
UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES
OPPORTUNITY
 
TIME
LOCATION
SERVING
The Bowery Mission

Prepare and Serve Dinner to Homeless Guests

 
Fri 6302017
5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Downtown
Homeless
The Bowery Mission

Community Outreach at Tompkins Square Park

 
Sat 712017
8:00 AM 11:00 AM
Downtown
Homeless
The Bowery Mission

Prepare and Serve Dinner to Homeless Guests

 
Wed 752017
5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Downtown
Homeless
The Bowery Mission

Prepare and Serve Lunch to Homeless Guests

 
Sun 792017
12:30 PM 2:30 PM
Downtown
Homeless
The Bowery Mission

Prepare and Serve Dinner to Homeless Guests

 
Wed 7192017
5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Downtown
Homeless
The Bowery Mission

Prepare and Serve Dinner to Homeless Guests

 
Fri 7282017
5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Downtown
Homeless
The Bowery Mission

Prepare and Serve Dinner to Homeless Guests

 
Wed 822017
5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Downtown
Homeless
The Bowery Mission

Community Outreach at Tompkins Square Park

 
Sat 852017
8:00 AM 11:00 AM
Downtown
Homeless
The Bowery Mission

Prepare and Serve Lunch to Homeless Guests

 
Sun 8132017
12:30 PM 2:30 PM
Downtown
Homeless
The Bowery Mission

Prepare and Serve Dinner to Homeless Guests

 
Wed 8162017
5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Downtown
Homeless
The Bowery Mission

Prepare and Serve Dinner to Homeless Guests

 
Fri 8252017
5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Downtown
Homeless
The Bowery Mission

Community Outreach at Tompkins Square Park

 
Sat 922017
8:00 AM 11:00 AM
Downtown
Homeless

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“The career center at The Bowery Mission has been extremely helpful in preparing me for employment and also directly connecting me to my current job. I had built my first resume, and was blessed to sit through mock interview workshops.”
Michael, Client
MENTIONS
Resources for the homeless during the NYC blizzard
January 26, 2015
As our city prepares for the big winter storm today and tomorrow, here's how you can serve our homeless neighbors.
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Serve Like You’re Serving a King
June 12, 2015
On June 4, our affiliate The Bowery Mission celebrated the official opening of a new residential recovery programming and community services facility in East Harlem. Click below to read more!
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Meet Awesome Volunteer Brad Egbert
June 29, 2015
For the past year, Brad Egbert has been volunteering with the residents at the Bowery Mission to develop and craft resumes as they work toward employment. "I wanted to find a way to love New York and the people of New York in an up close and personal way that leverages the experiences God has already given me," Brad says.
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January 06, 2016
This year marks Hope for New York's sixth year to participate in Don't Walk By! Don't Walk By is an annual outreach to homeless men and women in New York City during the coldest season of the year. We love partnering with several organizations to host this outreach for so many reasons!
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What's next after Don't Walk By 2016?
March 04, 2016
During the month of February, over 1,000 volunteers surveyed the streets of Manhattan to welcome homeless men and women back to an anchor church where they were served a warm meal and offered resources for long term care.
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How the Story of Jacob Riis Inspired Me to Serve
October 06, 2016
The story of Jacob Riis became very dear to me, not only because I, too, moved to New York from Denmark, but also because I realized how selfish, self-centered, and career-focused a life I was leading.
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Prayers for Our Neighbors Who Are Hungry
November 30, 2016
We seek to be a people who serve our poor and marginalized neighbors in both word and deed. We put feet to our faith as we tangibly serve our neighbors, and we also go to the Father on their behalf, presenting their needs to Him in prayer. Won't you join us in praying for our hungry neighbors this season?
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Meet These Four Awesome HFNY Volunteers
April 26, 2017
Hope for New York volunteers are constantly thinking through how they can best serve their neighbors in need as a response to the grace shown by Jesus. Let these stories inspire you to pray through how God might want to use you to bring greater flourishing to this city.
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How Summer Camp Changed My Life and Gave Me a Second Family
May 31, 2017
Max is a high schooler in the South Bronx. He grew up feeling overwhelmed by the negativity in his neighborhood. But last summer, Max went to Mont Lawn Camp in Pennsylvania, and God worked through his counselors to help him see his relationship with Jesus in a new way—and that has changed his life.
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