Bowery Mission Transitional Center

The Bowery Mission Avenue D Men's Transitional Center (BMTC) is a successful three-phase residential program designed to transition formerly homeless drug-addicted men into independent living. Since 1994, the BMTC has been continually ranked as the most successful drug and alcohol rehabilitation program in New York City, with a non-recidivism rate of over 90%. In order to assist clients in their search for employment and housing, BMTC offers a computer-based career center with GED tutoring, resume assistance, and computer and job-skills training.

Volunteers build relationships with program participants by leading a monthly Bible study and activity night.
We help cover costs for Bowery Transitional staff to attend leadership development and management trainings.
A professional landscape architect volunteer helped design an outdoor garden space so residents could enjoy a more beautiful outdoor community space.

Bible Study

Mature, Christian men lead a small group for the BMTC residents to encourage them in their transition and lead Scripture-based discussions. One Wednesday a month from 6:30 to 8:30PM.

Activity Nights

Activity Nights are great opportunities to get to know the men through an informal setting and invite them to participate in a fun activity, whether it's playing games, going to the movies, or a ballgame.  One Wednesday a month from 6:30 to 8:30PM.


All volunteers must be at least 18 years old.   

See below to sign up for these opportunities.
“At first, I thought I wouldn’t have much in common with the men, but soon realized that I really enjoyed hanging out with them. We laugh and have fun. It’s felt very natural being there, enjoying our studies, game nights and recreational activities. It’s become a place where I feel like I could not only make a difference but where I now also fit in.”
Ebi, Volunteer
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